Ducks SWEEP!

Anaheim Ducks Complete Season Sweep of Chicago Blackhawks

Emery’s Perfect Record Quacked Away

Chicago – The Anaheim Ducks pulled out the brooms and became the first (and so far only) team to beat the Chicago Blackhawks multiple times this season. The Ducks used the physical and slowed down approach that seems to be the Achilles’ Heel of the Western Conference leaders. With the sweep however, they may have hurt their chances in the playoffs should they face the ‘Hawks. This would be the only drawback though.

 

Mar 29, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith (2) and Anaheim Ducks right wing Corey Perry (10) batt;e for he puck during the first period at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

First Period:

The opening frame saw the Blackhawks out-hit the Ducks 12-4. Anaheim failed to convert their lone power play opportunity when Niklas Hjalmarsson was called for interference on Bobby Ryan.

Second Period:

The middle frame saw the visitors gain an upper hand, not only on the scoreboard, but the physicality in the game. Corey Perry, who missed the last game at the Honda Center while on suspension, netted his 11th of the year at the 1:15 mark. Jonas Hiller made a multitude of saves throughout the frame. The Ducks were able to kill off both penalties on Perry and Luca Sbisa for hooking and interference respectively.

Third Period:

The third period was hotly contested. The Ducks started off slow and allowed Patrick Kane to score on a power play at the 2:26 after Sheldon Souray shot the puck over the glass. The two teams continued the physical, close play. with just over two minutes left in the game, Souray netted his seventh of the year to put the Ducks ahead. Ray Emery was pulled soon after, but was unsuccessful in converting, even after Francois Beauchemin was called for slashing in the closing seconds.

Roster Scratches:

Team Player Type
team.teamCommonName Toni Lydman Healthy
team.teamCommonName Radek Dvorak Healthy
team.teamCommonName Matt Beleskey Healthy
team.teamCommonName Brandon Bollig Healthy
team.teamCommonName Michal Rozsival Healthy

Game Statistics:

SCORING BY PERIOD:

SCORING 1 2 3 TOTAL
team.teamCommonName 0 1 1 2
team.teamCommonName 0 0 1 1

SOG:

SHOTS 1 2 3 Total
team.teamCommonName 8 9 7 24
team.teamCommonName 9 10 7 26

Hits By Period:

Hits 1 2 3 TOTAL
team.teamCommonName 8 11 8 27
team.teamCommonName 12 5 8 25

Power Play Efficiency:

Prd team.teamCommonName team.teamCommonName
1st 0-1 0-0
2nd 0-0 0-2
3rd 0-0 1-2
Total 0-1 1-4

Other Statistics:

team.teamCommonName Stats team.teamCommonName
27 HITS 25
25 FOW 31
7 GIV 2
8 TAK 5
15 BLK 14
8 PIM 2

Three Stars:

Star Team Pos/Name Stats
team.teamCommonName D Sheldon Souray 1 G, 0 A, +1, 1 SOG
team.teamCommonName RW Patrick Kane 1 G, 0 A, – 1, 5 SOG
team.teamCommonName G Ray Emery 2 GA, 22 SVS, .917

The Ducks will take the ice again in Columbus to take on the Blue Jackets at 3:00 p.m. PST on Sunday.

Tags: Anaheim Ducks Bobby Ryan Chicago Blackhawks Corey Perry Francois Beauchemin Honda Center Jonas Hiller Luca Sbisa Niklas Hjalmarsson Patrick Kane Ray Emery Sheldon Souray Sweep Western Conference

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