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Ducks 5, Blackhawks 3

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 1:49 AM
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Ducks 5, Blackhawks 3
Anaheim Ducks 5, Chicago Blackhawks 3

Ryan Getzlaf had a goal and two assists, and Jean-Sebastien Giguere made 39 saves in the Ducks' 5-3 victory over the Chicago on Friday night.

Chris Kunitz added two goals - including an empty-netter - while Corey Perry and Mathieu Schneider also scored for the Ducks, who improved to 10-0-1 against the Blackhawks in their last 11 meetings.

The Ducks haven't lost to Chicago in regulation since falling 3-1 at the United Center on Nov. 2, 2003. The Blackhawks' only victory over the Ducks since then was a 4-3 shootout decision at Anaheim on Nov. 17, 2006.

Ryan Getzlaf, top, scores on Nikolai Khabibulin as part of a three-point night. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Chicago's Jonathan Toews, the NHL's rookie goal-scoring leader, netted his 11th. Patrick Sharp and Robert Lang also scored for the Blackhawks, who lost their third straight. Nikolai Khabibulin blocked 17 shots.

Toews opened the scoring with a power-play goal 1:07 into the first period.

Giguere stopped Dustin Byfuglien's shot from the blue line, but the rebound popped up over his shoulder. Toews batted the puck in as it landed on the ice.

Perry's power-play goal with 6:06 left in the first tied it 1-all. He swept through the crease and knocked in a rebound while Anaheim's Todd Bertuzzi collided with Khabibulin. Goalie interference was not called because Bertuzzi was shoved into the crease by Chicago defenseman Duncan Keith.

Sharp made it 2-1 just 36 seconds into the second. While being checked to the ice in the left circle, Sharp's centering pass struck Kunitz's ankle and deflected in between Giguere's legs.

Kunitz tied it 2-all at 7:15 of the period. Set up by Perry, his quick shot from the slot rolled in over Khabibulin's blocker.

Schneider gave the Ducks their first lead, 3-2, with 8:13 left in the second. After the puck squirted out into the slot from a scrum on the right boards, Schneider skated in and beat Khabibulin high on the glove side.

Getzlaf's breakaway goal at 4:21 of the third made it 4-2. After slipping past the Chicago defense, Getzlaf took a pass from Francois Beauchemin and beat Khabibulin with a high backhand shot.

With Khabibulin on the bench for an extra attacker, Lang was credited with a goal with 1:50 left in the third that cut it to 4-3. Following a faceoff, Martin Havlat's shot from the point deflected in off Lang's abdomen.

Kunitz completed the scoring with his empty net goal.

Notes: Blackhawks C Jason Williams missed his fourth straight game and eighth in the last nine with a nagging groin injury and is out indefinitely. ... RW Rene Bourque missed his eighth game with a broken thumb. Rookie C Jacob Dowell missed his fourth game with a broken right foot. ... Ducks C Brian Sutherby missed his second game with a groin injury and is day to day.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

scoring summary
1st Period
01:07
CHI
PPG - Jonathan Toews (11) ASST: Dustin Byfuglien (4), Patrick Kane (21)
1 - 0 CHI
13:54
ANA
PPG - Corey Perry (15) ASST: Ryan Getzlaf (19), Chris Pronger (19)
1 - 1 Tie
2nd Period
00:36
CHI
Patrick Sharp (13) ASST: Dave Bolland (4)
2 - 1 CHI
07:15
ANA
Chris Kunitz (10) ASST: Corey Perry (8), Ryan Getzlaf (20)
2 - 2 Tie
11:47
ANA
Mathieu Schneider (4) ASST: George Parros (2), Brad May (1)
3 - 2 ANA
3rd Period
04:31
ANA
Ryan Getzlaf (12) ASST: Francois Beauchemin (11)
4 - 2 ANA
18:10
CHI
Robert Lang (8) ASST: Martin Havlat (2)
4 - 3 ANA
19:31
ANA
EN - Chris Kunitz (11) ASST: NONE
5 - 3 ANA
penalty summary
1st Period
00:14
ANA
Francois Beauchemin  Slashing against  Patrick Sharp
02:06
CHI
David Koci  Fighting (maj) against  Ryan Getzlaf
02:06
ANA
George Parros  Fighting (maj) against  David Koci
13:46
CHI
James Wisniewski  Hooking against  Andy McDonald
14:48
ANA
Todd Marchant  Slashing against  Dave Bolland
2nd Period
03:42
CHI
Adam Burish  Hooking against  Ryan Getzlaf
07:57
CHI
Patrick Sharp  Holding the stick against  Joe Dipenta
13:58
CHI
Andrei Zyuzin  Delay of game
20:00
ANA
Samuel Pahlsson  Cross checking against  Adam Burish
3rd Period
01:09
CHI
Jim Vandermeer  Tripping against  Todd Marchant
06:23
CHI
Colin Fraser  Tripping against  Brad May
10:59
CHI
Adam Burish  Fighting (maj) against  Joe Dipenta
10:59
ANA
Joe Dipenta  Fighting (maj) against  Adam Burish
goalie stats
Jean-Sebastien Giguere
SA: 42TOI: 60:00
Saves: 39EV: 36 - 38
PIM: 0PP: 3 - 4
SV%: .929SH: 0 - 0
Nikolai Khabibulin
Nikolai Khabibulin
SA: 21TOI: 58:54
Saves: 17EV: 9 - 12
PIM: 0PP: 8 - 9
SV%: .810SH: 0 - 0

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