Anaheim 3, Chicago 2

Friday, December 6, 2013 8:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Anaheim 19-7-1-4 10-0-1-1 9-7-0-3 W1
Chicago 20-6-2-3 9-2-1-3 11-4-1-0 L3


Ducks 3, Blackhawks 2 (SO): Kyle Palmieri scored the decisive goal in the second round of the shootout as visiting Anaheim moved into a tie with San Jose for first place in the Pacific Division.

Captain Ryan Getzlaf recorded a goal and an assist while Corey Perry also scored for the Ducks, who overcame a disallowed goal in overtime to hand Chicago its third straight defeat (0-2-1). Jonas Hiller made 23 saves and denied the final two shots in the bonus format to give Anaheim its fifth consecutive win over the Blackhawks.

Kris Versteeg notched a goal and an assist while Ben Smith also tallied for Chicago, which had won six straight prior to the skid. Antti Raanta, making his third career start, turned aside 24 shots but looked shaky in the shootout in allowing goals by Palmieri and Nick Bonino.

A gritty effort by Perry put Anaheim on top less than 3 1/2 minutes into the contest, when he picked himself up after getting knocked to the ice and deflected Getzlaf's shot for his 17th goal. The lead was short-lived as Smith snapped a shot from the edge of the right faceoff circle between the pads of Hiller 45 seconds later.

The teams traded power-play tallies in the middle session, with Getzlaf beating a screened Raanta with one second left on the man advantage at the 10:05 mark. Versteeg got the equalizer with 2:12 remaining in the period, shoveling home the rebound of his own blocked shot for his fourth of the season.

GAME NOTEBOOK: An apparent game-winning goal in overtime by Anaheim D Mark Fistric was waved off when referee Kevin Pollock ruled that Raanta couldn't play the puck. Replays showed that Blackhawks D Brent Seabrook checked Ducks C Saku Koivu into Raanta. ... Versteeg ended a nine-game goalless drought and snapped Anaheim's streak of 25 consecutive successful penalty kills. ... Getzlaf has registered nine goals and nine assists during a 12-game point streak, while Dustin Penner extend his point string to a career-best six contests. ... Chicago RW Patrick Kane notched an assist, giving him at least one point in 16 of his last 17 games.

Top Game Performances

Anaheim   Chicago
Ryan Getzlaf 2 Points Kris Versteeg 2
Ryan Getzlaf 1 Goals Kris Versteeg 1
Ryan Getzlaf 1 Assists Kris Versteeg 1
Ryan Getzlaf 1 Power Play Goals Kris Versteeg 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Jonas Hiller .920 Save Percentage Antti Raanta .923
Jonas Hiller 23 Saves Antti Raanta 24

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Anaheim 26 3 1-1 2-3 16 35
Chicago 25 2 1-3 0-1 2 35

Upcoming Games

  • Chicago will play its next game at home against Florida. The Blackhawks have a W/L % of .667 after a win and .600 after a loss.
  • Anaheim will play its next game on the road against St. Louis. The Ducks have a W/L % of .722 after a win and .462 after a loss.
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