Getzlaf, Ryan and Selanne (Via Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Ducks Outlasted By the Chicago Blackhawks


The Ducks lost to the Chicago Blackhawks last night 3-2 in a shootout. Yes, this is their third straight loss, but on the plus side, the Ducks did get one point and they looked much better than their last two games.

Surprisingly, the Ducks went with Jonas Hiller instead of the expected Dan Ellis. Fortunately Hiller seems to be back to his usual self and he had a dominate performance. The Ducks kept the lead for the majority of the game and but lost in the skills competition.

Game Recap:

First Period: A bit of a slow period with both teams battling back and forth. The Blackhawks out shot the Ducks 11-5 in the period. No goals were scored

Second Period: Just 58 seconds in, Perry feeds Getzlaf a beauty who lifted it past Crawford (ANA-1, CHI-0). That was the first powerplay goal the Hawks have allowed since their 5-2 win over Dallas, which was their second game. Kane makes a nifty spin past Lydman and passes it to Hossa who taps it right in (ANA-1 CHI-1). With 4 minutes left in the period, Kane tried to pass to Duncan Keith, but Selanne picked it off and backhanded a shot in for #640!!! (ANA-2, CHI-1). Selanne is now the solidified at #13 in all time goal scorers!!!

Third Period: Both teams battled back and forth trying to get one past the others goaltender. It was a pretty intense period for both teams. Patrick Sharp blasts a puck past Hiller to tie the game (ANA-2, CHI-2). Nobody can get take a lead, so it heads to OT.

Overtime: Some good old 4-on-4 hockey! The Ducks are getting outshot for most of overtime. They couldn’t seem to convert. Bobby Ryan gets a hi-sticking penalty with only 3 seconds remaining. Game heads to a shootout.

Shootout:

The Blackhawks chose to go 2nd in the shootout.

  • Corey Perry- Save
  • Jonathan Toews- Goal
  • Teemu Selanne- Goal
  • Davoe Bolland- Save
  • Ryan Getzlaf- Save
  • Patrick Kane- Goal
Stats:
  • This was Randy Carlyle’s 500th games as a coach
  • The first game of the Ducks 7 game road trip
  • Jonas Hiller stopped 33 out of 35 shots, Corey Crawford stopped 29 out of 31
  • Lubomir Visnovsky led all D-Men in icetime with a beast 31:03
  • Corey Perry led all forwards in icetime with 25:11
Although not the result we hoped for, the Ducks looked like a better team. They weren’t making horrible turnovers and didn’t leave anybody wide open. This is how the Ducks should play!!
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