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game recap

Blackhawks 4, Ducks 2

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 1:49 AM

Associated Press

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Blackhawks 4, Ducks 2
Anaheim Ducks 2, Chicago Blackhawks 4

CHICAGO (AP) -Jonathan Toews broke a tie with 1:35 left in regulation in the Chicago Blackhawks' 4-2 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Wednesday night.

Toews beat goalie Jonas Hiller from the edge of the crease after taking a backhand cross-crease pass from Kris Versteeg.

Dave Bolland added an empty-net goal with nine seconds left.

Teemu Selanne and Chris Pronger each scored for Anaheim in its second straight loss. Hiller stopped 37 shots.

The Blackhawks' Martin Havlat scored during a 4-on-4 with 5:45 left in regulation to tie it at 2-2. Patrick Sharp also scored, and Cristobal Huet made 30 saves in his third straight start. Nikolai Khabibulin, the Blackhawks' top goalie so far this season, missed his third game because of a groin injury.

The Blackhawks returned from a six-game trip to play their first game at the United Center since Nov. 16. After starting the trip 3-0, Chicago was 0-2-1 in the last three.

Chicago outshot Anaheim 17-9 in the first period. Sharp's power-play goal - on the Blackhawks' 17th shot - finally opened the scoring with 1:33 left in the frame.

Left wide open at the left hash marks, Sharp one-timed Patrick Kane's centering pass over Hiller's glove.

The Ducks dominated the second and tied it at 1-1 midway through the period on Selanne's power-play goal. Selanne drove to the net and beat Huet between the legs after taking Scott Niedermayer's pass from behind the net. It was Selanne's league-leading 13th power play goal of the season and team-leading 14th overall goal on the year.

Pronger gave Anaheim a 2-1 lead 48 seconds into the third when his screened wrist shot from the right point slipped between Huet's pads.

Notes: Before the game, the Blackhawks observed a moment of silence for former player Pit Martin. He died Monday when his snowmobile fell into an icy lake in Quebec. ... Former Chicago RW Steve Larmer was honored before the contest and dropped the ceremonial first puck. Larmer played in a team-record 884 consecutive games spanning 11 seasons ... Anaheim C Brian Sutherby sat out his seventh game with a groin injury.

scoring summary
1st Period
18:27
CHI
PPG - Patrick Sharp (14) ASST: Patrick Kane (17), Jonathan Toews (13)
1 - 0 CHI
2nd Period
09:24
ANA
PPG - Teemu Selanne (14) ASST: Scott Niedermayer (11), Ryan Getzlaf (22)
1 - 1 Tie
3rd Period
00:48
ANA
Chris Pronger (6) ASST: Brett Festerling (1), Rob Niedermayer (3)
2 - 1 ANA
14:15
CHI
Martin Havlat (7) ASST: Duncan Keith (8), Kris Versteeg (14)
2 - 2 Tie
18:25
CHI
Jonathan Toews (5) ASST: Kris Versteeg (15), Dustin Byfuglien (5)
3 - 2 CHI
19:51
CHI
EN - Dave Bolland (4) ASST: Colin Fraser (3), Andrew Ladd (6)
4 - 2 CHI
penalty summary
1st Period
14:20
ANA
Ryan Getzlaf  Tripping against  Kris Versteeg
18:10
ANA
Brad May  Interference against  Craig Adams
2nd Period
04:09
CHI
Dave Bolland  Hooking against  Steve Montador
08:37
CHI
Jonathan Toews  Interference against  Samuel Pahlsson
18:29
ANA
Steve Montador  Holding the stick against  Martin Havlat
3rd Period
08:28
ANA
Ryan Getzlaf  Hi-sticking against  Troy Brouwer
12:19
CHI
Ben Eager  Interference against  Samuel Pahlsson
13:37
ANA
Ryan Getzlaf  Slashing against  Dave Bolland
goalie stats
Jonas Hiller
SA: 40TOI: 59:04
Saves: 37EV: 31 - 33
PIM: 0PP: 6 - 7
SV%: .925SH: 0 - 0
Cristobal Huet
Cristobal Huet
4-5-2
SA: 32TOI: 59:52
Saves: 30EV: 24 - 25
PIM: 0PP: 5 - 6
SV%: .938SH: 1 - 1

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