Anaheim
Ducks
47-27-8
Chicago
Blackhawks
40-34-8

19 SOG
28 SOG
1st2nd3rdT
ANA
CHI
game recap

Blackhawks 3, Ducks 0

Monday, 06.18.2012 / 11:10 PM
 

CHICAGO (AP) -Rookie Corey Crawford stopped 19 shots to earn his first NHL win and shutout in his first start this season, and the Chicago Blackhawks defeated the Anaheim Ducks 3-0 on Wednesday night.

Dustin Byfuglien and Cam Barker each had power-play goals and an assist, and Patrick Sharp also scored for the Blackhawks, who won their third straight and ended Anaheim's six-game winning streak.

The Ducks are 11-2 in their last 13.

Crawford made just his second career start and his fifth NHL appearance. He had been recalled from Rockford of the AHL on Feb. 22 after Nikolai Khabibulin, Chicago's No. 1 goalie, was sidelined with back spasms.

Since joining the Blackhawks, Crawford had played just 44 minutes in relief of Patrick Lalime in two games before Wednesday's start. Lalime, normally Chicago's backup, had made seven straight starts with Khabibulin out.

Chicago also ended a five-game losing streak against Anaheim. The Blackhawks hadn't defeated Anaheim since Nov. 17, 2006 and their last win against the Ducks in Chicago came on Nov. 2, 2003.

Anaheim's Jean-Sebastien Giguere made 25 saves.

Chicago outshot Anaheim 14-3 in the first period and held a 1-0 lead after 20 minutes.

Byfuglien opened the scoring 7:07 in, knocking in a rebound from the crease. Giguere made a pad save on Cam Barker's one-time shot from the left side of the crease, but Byfuglien slid in the loose puck.

The Blackhawks failed to score during a seven-minute power play - including two minutes at 5-on-3 - that began in the last minute of the first.

The long advantage was set up when Anaheim George Parros began punching Chicago's Ben Eager with 58 seconds left in the first, but Eager didn't fight back.

Both Parros and Eager received misconducts, but Parros was assessed a fighting major and instigator minor.

Crawford faced only a handful of routine shots until late in the second.

He made a shoulder save on Scott Niedermayer's shot from the slot with 2:20 left. During a Ducks power play, Crawford stopped Teemu Selanne's initial shot, then Ryan Getzlaf's rebound attempt from close range with about five seconds remaining.

Barker was credited with making it 2-0 at 9:01 of the third. His shot from the right point was screened by Byfuglien and appeared to deflect in off him.

Sharp was credited with a goal with 1:31 left to make it 3-0. He was hooked from behind by Chris Pronger while trying to shoot at an empty Anaheim net with Giguere on the bench for an extra attacker.

Notes: Anaheim D Chris Pronger returned after missing two games with a broken jaw. Pronger, who wore a face shield, suffered the injury on Feb. 24 in a game against the Blackhawks at Anaheim. ... Ducks C Ryan Carter missed his fifth game with a broken wrist. ... Anaheim had its team-record seven-game winning streak from Feb. 20 to March 7, 1999. ... Including Khabibulin, five Chicago regulars sat out with injuries: LW Martin Havlat (shoulder, fourth game), D Brent Sopel (wrist, seventh game, C Yanic Perreault (wrist, 10th game) and C Kevin Adams (knee surgery, 53rd game). Adams has resumed skating. Havlat could be out for the season, although the team has yet to confirm it. ... Chicago C Robert Lang returned after missing four games with back spasms.

scoring summary
1st Period
07:07
CHI
PPG - Dustin Byfuglien (15) Wrist shot - ASST: Cam Barker (7), Patrick Kane (40)
1 - 0 CHI
2nd Period
NONE
3rd Period
09:01
CHI
PPG - Cam Barker (4) Tip-in - ASST: Patrick Kane (41), Dustin Byfuglien (15)
2 - 0 CHI
18:29
CHI
EN - Patrick Sharp (33) Wrist shot - ASST: Brent Seabrook (16)
3 - 0 CHI
penalty summary
1st Period
04:33
ANA
Chris Pronger  Boarding against  Adam Burish
06:41
ANA
Mathieu Schneider  Slashing against  Craig Adams
08:44
CHI
Jason Williams  Tripping against  Kent Huskins
10:52
ANA
Todd Bertuzzi  Fighting (maj) against  Craig Adams
10:52
ANA
Corey Perry  Roughing against  Adam Burish
10:52
ANA
Todd Bertuzzi  Misconduct (10 min)
10:52
CHI
Craig Adams  Fighting (maj) against  Todd Bertuzzi
10:52
ANA
Todd Bertuzzi  Instigator against  James Wisniewski
10:52
CHI
Adam Burish  Roughing against  Corey Perry
16:15
ANA
Ryan Getzlaf  Roughing against  Rene Bourque
16:15
CHI
Rene Bourque  Hi-sticking against  Ryan Getzlaf
19:02
CHI
James Wisniewski  Game misconduct
19:02
ANA
Sean O'Donnell  Game misconduct
19:02
ANA
George Parros  Misconduct (10 min)
19:02
ANA
George Parros  Instigator against  Ben Eager
19:02
CHI
Ben Eager  Misconduct (10 min)
19:02
CHI
James Wisniewski  Fighting (maj) against  Sean O'Donnell
19:02
ANA
Sean O'Donnell  Fighting (maj) against  James Wisniewski
19:02
ANA
George Parros  Fighting (maj) against  Ben Eager
20:00
ANA
Travis Moen  Roughing against  Patrick Sharp
2nd Period
09:38
ANA
Rob Niedermayer  Hooking against  Adam Burish
18:37
CHI
Bryan Bickell  Hooking against  Ryan Getzlaf
3rd Period
03:03
ANA
Todd Bertuzzi  Holding the stick against  Brent Seabrook
07:34
ANA
Corey Perry  Hooking against  Jonathan Toews
15:41
ANA
George Parros  Roughing against  Ben Eager
15:41
CHI
Ben Eager  Roughing against  George Parros
19:31
CHI
Dustin Byfuglien  Holding against  Francois Beauchemin
goalie stats
Jean-Sebastien Giguere
Jean-Sebastien Giguere
SA: 27TOI: 57:31
Saves: 25EV: 12 - 12
PIM: 0PP: 12 - 14
SV%: .926SH: 1 - 1
Corey Crawford
Corey Crawford
SA: 19TOI: 59:57
Saves: 19EV: 12 - 12
PIM: 0PP: 5 - 5
SV%: 1.000SH: 2 - 2

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