Ducks Lose In Overtime In Chicago, Snapping Six-Game Winning Streak

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Ducks Lose 3-2 To Chicago In Overtime, End Six-Game Winning Streak

Chicago, IL (Sports Network) - Viktor Stalberg's redirection of a Duncan Keith slapshot with 27.8 seconds remaining in overtime lifted the Chicago Blackhawks to a 3-2 victory over the Ducks, who saw their six-game win streak come to an end.

As time wound down, Keith corralled the puck at the left point and fired a shot toward the net. Stalberg and Dave Bolland were both stationed in front of the net, and Stalberg was able to get his stick on the puck and sneak it past Jonas Hiller for the win.

Patrick Kane and Marian Hossa also scored for the Blackhawks, who snapped a three-game losing streak. Corey Crawford made 24 saves in the victory.

Corey Perry scored both Anaheim goals, although the Ducks failed at a chance to match their longest win streak in franchise history. Hiller stopped 40- of-43 shots in defeat.

Chicago took the lead 3:37 into the game on Kane's seventh goal of the year. Sharp took a slapshot from the right point, and the puck sailed wide as it pulled Hiller out of position. The disc took a fortunate bounce off the back boards right to Kane, who fired it into the empty net from the left circle.

The Ducks tied it up less than a minute later. The Blackhawks looked to move the puck up ice after a failed Anaheim rush, but the lone Ducks player backchecking was Jason Blake, who lifted the stick of a Chicago player, which sent the puck right to Perry. Perry skated in on net unchallenged and fired a wrister past Crawford at 4:34.

The score remained square until the 11:24 mark of the second, when the Blackhawks went ahead on the power play. Hossa took a shot from the right circle that was initially stopped by Hiller, but a second-effort backhand found its way into the net for a 2-1 lead.

Perry was able to tie the game again 3:36 into the third with a pinpoint wrister from the right side that hit the top left corner.

Anaheim has lost seven of its 10 road games this season...Despite the win, Chicago is only 2-4-1 in November...The Blackhawks begin a six-game road trip and don't play again at home until November 30...The Ducks won three of the four matchups last season...Anaheim's lone seven-game win streak occurred from February 20-March 7, 1999.

For more Ducks news and analysis, be sure to read the SB Nation blog Anaheim Calling.


Ducks Battle Blackhawks In Chicago Searching For Seventh Straight Win

(Sports Network) - The Anaheim Ducks will try to continue their perfect start to November when they visit the struggling Chicago Blackhawks this evening at the United Center. The Ducks went 4-7-1 in October before rattling off six straight wins to begin November. Five of the victories during the current winning streak have come on home ice, but Anaheim, which is 3-6-0 as the guest this year, will kick off a three-game road trip tonight.

Anaheim has won six in a row for the first time since another six-game winning streak from February 17-March 3, 2008. Tonight, the Ducks can match the longest streak in franchise history. Anaheim's only seven-game winning streak was from February 20-March 7, 1999.

The Ducks last played on Friday night and posted a 4-2 victory over the visiting Dallas Stars. Bobby Ryan scored a pair of goals in the third period and Anaheim held off the Stars at the Honda Center.

Ryan Getzlaf and Saku Koivu also lit the lamp for the Ducks, while Jonas Hiller made 27 saves.

The Ducks and Stars were tied at 1-1 before Getzlaf scored to give Anaheim a lead it would never relinquish. The top line of Ryan, Getzlaf and Corey Perry combined for five points on Friday and will try to keep up the good work tonight.

"When Getzy buried that goal, it was huge," Ryan said. "The three of us fought the puck a little bit early in the game, so it was nice to get rewarded for sticking with it. We've figured each other out and we're rolling right now. It's evident. It just needs to stick."

Ducks centerman Saku Koivu is also hot right now, having posted five goals and two assists during his current five-game point streak.

While the Ducks have been flying high, the Blackhawks have had a rough time so far in November. The defending Stanley Cup champions have just one win in six games (1-4-1) this month, but were at least able to record a point in Saturday's loss to Nashville.

The Blackhawks were dealt a 4-3 shootout loss in Nashville, as Cal O'Reilly scored the lone goal of the deciding phase.

Jack Skille had two goals for the Blackhawks, who have lost three straight for the first time this season. Marty Turco turned aside 30-of-33 shots in the setback.

Tonight will mark the last home game for Chicago until the end of the month. Following this evening's tilt, the Blackhawks, who are 4-7-0 as the host, will head out on a six-game road trip. Chicago's next game at the United Center will take place on November 30 against St. Louis.

The Ducks claimed three of four from Chicago last season, but the Blackhawks have four victories in the last seven encounters between the clubs. Anaheim has won seven of its last 11 contests in the Windy City.

For more Ducks news and analysis, be sure to read the SB Nation blog Anaheim Calling.

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