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NHL Ducks keep rolling, shut out Blackhawks Associated Press CHICAGO John Gibson made 37 saves and Devante Smith-Pelly scored on a short-handed breakaway, leading the surging Anaheim Ducks to a 1-0 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Tuesday night. Smith-Pelly grabbed a loose puck when Chicago defenseman Brent Seabrook fell while retrieving a pass at the Anaheim blue line, and he beat rookie goaltender Scott Darling between the legs on a backhand after skating the length of the ice. Smith-Pellys third goal came with 8:28 left in regulation, and with 2 seconds remaining on Chicagos power play. Gibson got his first shutout of the season as Anaheim won for the eighth time in nine games. It was the first regulation home loss for Chicago, which has dropped three of four overall. Gibson and Darling dominated the first two periods. The Blackhawks had better opportunities against Gibson, who made a pair of big saves midway through the second on Brandon Saad, who roared in on a breakaway, and a follow-up shot by Andrew Shaw seconds later. Gibson made a sprawling save on Jonathan Toews early in the third period. The 25-year-old Darling, who made his second start since being called up from the minors because of an injury to starter Corey Crawford, made a big body save on Jakob Silfverberg 5:16 into the third period. Otherwise, Darlings poise and positioning made every save look routine until Smith-Pelly scored. JETS 4, ISLANDERS 3: In Uniondale, New York, Andrew Ladd scored his second goal of the night 3:31 into the third period, and Winnipeg rallied to win in a back-and-forth encounter. source:

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* The Ducks saw their seven-game winning streak come to an end in their 4-1 loss to San Jose on Sunday. Anaheim has scored at least three goals in seven games this season the second-most in the NHL (San Jose, 8). * The Blackhawks have won each of their last three home games, however, two of those contests were decided by just one goal. Four of Chicagos five wins this season have come at home. * Corey Perry has four goals and one assist in his last three games overall and has collected at least one point in all four of his road contests this season (4g, 2a). Perry has 29 points (13g, 16a) in 32 career games against Chicago. * Of Patrick Sharps eight points this season, six have come on the power-play. Sharp has just two points (both assists) in his last five games against Anaheim. * Chicago has not allowed a power-play goal in four-straight games and owns the third-best penalty-kill percentage in the NHL this season at 92.0. source:

NHL Capsules – Washington Times

BLACKHAWKS 2, SENATORS 1 CHICAGO (AP) Jonathan Toews and Brent Seabrook scored, Scott Darling made 32 saves in his NHL debut, and Chicago snapped a two-game losing streak with a victory over Ottawa. Patrick Kane assisted on Toews’ goal for his 500th NHL point. Milan Michalek scored a short-handed goal for the Senators, who have dropped two straight. The game featured a matchup of goalies from the Chicago area. Darling, a native of Lemont, Illinois, was steady as he faced a handful of tough chances. Ottawa’s Craig Anderson, from Park Ridge, Illinois, stopped 43 shots, including a second-period penalty shot by Andrew Shaw. Corey Crawford, Chicago’s No. 1 goalie, missed his fourth game because of an upper-body injury. CANUCKS 4, CAPITALS 2 VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) Nick Bonino and Radim Vrbata both had a goal and an assist, and Vancouver topped Washington. Henrik Sedin and Luca Sbisa also scored for the Canucks (5-3), and Chris Higgins had two assists. Ryan Miller made 20 saves to earn his fifth win of the season. Marcus Johansson and Liam O’Brien had goals, and Mike Green added two assists for Washington (4-2-2), which went 1-2 during a three-game swing through Western Canada. source:

The Lightning, closing out a five-game road swing with the second of back-to-back games, got a goal and an assist from Anton Stralman and a goal from Nikita Kucherov. – – Blues 3, Blackhawks 2 Ryan Reaves and Dmitij Jaskin scored 1:45 apart late in the second period to lift the St. Louis Blues to a win over the Chicago Blackhawks . The two goals gave the Blues a 3-1 lead before Chicago was able to close within 3-2 on left wing Kris Versteeg’s first goal of the year 2:37 into the third period, but St. Louis goalie Brian Elliott was able to preserve the lead. The Blackhawks (4-2-1) were unable to get the tying goal during a two-minute power play, and they pulled their goalie for a man-advantage for the final 1:13. The Blues (3-3-1) took a 3-1 lead on goals by right wings Reaves and Jaskin in the final 1:51 of the second period. – – Capitals 3, Flames 1 Joel Ward scored a pair of goals to power the Capitals to a victory over the Calgary Flames . Alex Ovechkin ‘s sidekick, center Nicklas Backstrom , also scored for the Capitals (4-1-2), while defenseman Dennis Wideman had the lone tally for the Flames (5-4-1). Ovechkin was blanked for the third consecutive contest — a significant cooling-off after he scored five times in his first four games — but the Capitals got all the offense they needed from the hard-working Ward. – – Coyotes 2, Panthers 1 (Overtime) Beleaguered goalie Mike Smith turned aside 23 shots. source:–nhl.html

Blackhawks Game Notes For Tuesday vs. Anaheim | WGN-TV


A touching tribute took place prior to puck drop as players and fans united to commemorate the loss of Cirillo and Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent, who was killed in a hit-and-run attack Monday near Montreal. Marek Zidlicky and Damon Severson also scored for the Devils, who snapped a four-game winless streak. Cory Schneider had 33 saves. Alex Chiasson and Bobby Ryan scored for the Senators, who had won four in a row. Robin Lehner made 26 stops in front of a sellout crowd of 19,266. Ryans power-play goal midway through the third tied it at 2, but Jagrs second goal of the season sent New Jersey home with the victory. PENGUINS 3, PREDATORS 0 NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Sidney Crosby had a goal and two assists, and Pittsburgh handed Nashville its first loss in regulation. The Predators were the last NHL team to lose in regulation this season. Evgeni Malkin and Pascal Dupuis also scored for Pittsburgh, which snapped a two-game losing streak. Marc-Andre Fleury made 25 saves for his first shutout of the season and 29th of his career. source:


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