Anaheim 2, Chicago 1

Friday, March 29, 2013 8:30 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Anaheim 23-7-1-3 13-4-0-0 10-3-1-3 W1
Chicago 25-5-0-3 12-3-0-1 13-2-0-2 L1

Recap


Ducks 2, Blackhawks 1: Defenseman Sheldon Souray snapped a tie with 2:08 remaining in the third period as visiting Anaheim ended its four-game losing streak and completed a sweep of its three-game season series against Chicago.

Corey Perry also scored and Jonas Hiller made 25 saves for the Pacific Division-leading Ducks, who are 1-1-0 on their four-game road trip.

With time winding down in a hard-fought battle between the top two teams in the Western Conference, Souray played the puck off the boards and unleashed a one-timer from the left point. The puck hit and broke the stick of Chicago defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson, causing it to slightly change direction and get past Ray Emery for Souray's seventh goal.

Patrick Kane scored a power-play goal and Emery turned aside 22 shots for the Central-leading Blackhawks, who fell to 4-5-0 since their NHL-record, season-opening 24-game point streak.

After a scoreless first period, Perry got Anaheim on the board 1:15 into the second with a hard wrist shot from the right faceoff dot. Kane forged a tie at 2:26 of the third, beating Hiller with a wrist shot from the right circle for his sixth goal in eight games.

GAME NOTEBOOK: D Francois Beauchemin assisted on both of Anaheim's goals. ... The Ducks won for just the fourth time in 11 visits to Chicago. ... Kane led the Blackhawks with five shots on goal, while Ducks RW Bobby Ryan topped all players with seven. ... With the victory, Anaheim pulled within three points of Chicago for first place in the West and prevented the Blackhawks from overtaking idle Pittsburgh in the race for the Presidents' Trophy.

Top Game Performances

Anaheim   Chicago
Francois Beauchemin 2 Points Patrick Kane 1
Corey Perry 1 Goals Patrick Kane 1
Francois Beauchemin 2 Assists Duncan Keith 1
N/A Power Play Goals Patrick Kane 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Jonas Hiller .962 Save Percentage Ray Emery .917
Jonas Hiller 25 Saves Ray Emery 22

Team Stats Summary

 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Anaheim 24 2 0-1 3-4 8 25
Chicago 26 1 1-4 1-1 2 31

Upcoming Games

  • Chicago will play their next game on the road against Chicago . The Blackhawks have a W/L % of .800 after a win and .571 after a loss.
  • Anaheim will play their next game on the road against Columbus . The Ducks have a W/L % of .682 after a win and .636 after a loss.