Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Anaheim vs Chicago

Anaheim vs Chicago

The last time the Ducks faced the Blackhawks, it was a one goal decision in favor of the Ducks in a very lethargic game. This time, the Ducks fell to a 4-1 decision in favor of the Blackhawks in a much more intense contest.

The Blackhawks scored the first goal of the game towards the end of the first on a powerplay, and held the Ducks scoreless till midway through the second. Determined to win, the Ducks scored again in the beginning seconds of the third, but the Blackhawks broke their lead midway through the third, tying the game at two apiece. With just 1:35 left in regulation, the Blackhawks scored again, fixing the game for a 3-2 decision.

The Ducks pulled Jonas Hiller from the net, hoping to tie the score once again for an overtime contest, but the Blackhawks scored on the empty net, finalizing the 4-2 score in favor of the Blackhawks.

The Ducks had five penalties, with three belonging to Ryan Getzlaf for tripping, hi-sticking, and slashing. Brad May and Steve Montador earned the other two penalties.

The Blackhawks outshot the Ducks, 41-32.

This was the last contest on the road for the Ducks, as they return home to face the Bluejackets on December 7th. They previously beat the Blue Jackets, 3-2, in Columbus.

Lets Go Ducks.

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