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Game Notes: March 4 at Anaheim Ducks

by Chicago Blackhawks Media Relations / chicagoblackhawks.com

LAST GAME

The Blackhawks beat the Kings 5-3 on Saturday at the Staples Center. Chicago netted two goals on the power play for the eighth time this season. Patrick Kane (1G, 2A) and Jonathan Toews (1G, 1A) each tallied multi-point games while Jordan Oesterle, Artem Anisimov, and Vinnie Hinostroza each added a goal. Anton Forsberg made 29 saves in the win.

VS. DUCKS

Chicago holds a 38-45-5-3 mark all-time against Anaheim, including a 16-24-3-0 record on the road. The Blackhawks are 1-1-0 against the Ducks this season. Alex DeBrincat has tallied five points (3G, 2A) in those two matchups to pace Chicago. Patrick Sharp (15G, 16A) and Patrick Kane (9G, 22A) share the team lead with 31 career points each against Anaheim. Forsberg is 0-1-0 against the Ducks in his career.

TWO IS ENOUGH

Kane registered his team-leading 17th multi-point game of the year with a goal and two assists against the Kings. He paces the team with 62 points (24G, 38A) this season. The three-time Stanley Cup champion joins Alex Ovechkin as the only two players in the league to reach the 60-point mark in every season since 2007, excluding the shortened season of 2012-13.

POWER UP

Anisimov scored a power-play goal in the third period on Saturday. He now has a career-high 11 power-play points (10G, 1A) this season. It was his 26th point (19G, 7A) of the year.

VINNIE VIDI VICI

Hinostroza netted his seventh goal of the season in the matchup against Los Angeles. He now has seven points (1G, 6A) in his last eight games. Since his season debut on Dec. 8, he shares fourth on the team with 21 points (7G, 14A) in 34 games played.

ONE-TIMERS

  • Toews picked up a goal and two assists for his 10th multi-point game of the season. He now shares second on the team with 43 points (16G, 27A) this year.
  • Oesterle notched his fourth goal of the season, putting him at second amongst Chicago defensemen. His four blocked shots paced the team. He has 12 points (4G, 8A) on the year.
  • Brandon Saad tallied his 28th point (15G, 13A) of the year with an assist.
  • Brent Seabrook notched an assist in a team-high 24:38 of ice time. His 19 points (3G, 16A) share second among Blackhawks defensemen this season.

THREE OPPONENTS TO WATCH:

D Josh Manson: The Hinsdale, Ill., native picked up a goal in his last performance on Friday night. It was his fifth goal of the season, matching a career-best mark. Manson has set career highs in assists (22) and points (27) this year. He has two goals in his last five games and is the only skater to play in all 65 of Anaheim's games this season.

C Rickard Rakell: Rakell leads the Ducks in scoring with a career-high 53 points (26G, 27A) in 60 games played this season. In his last two outings, the Sundbyberg, Sweden, native has notched five points (4G, 1A), including his first career hat trick on Feb. 25 against Edmonton. His 13 power-play points (6G, 7A) are the most in his career.

D Cam Fowler: Averaging 24:30 of TOI, Fowler paces Anaheim this year. He has tallied three points (1G, 2A) in his last two games, and his 28 points (8G, 20A) are the most among Ducks blue liners. He has eight points (8A) in 23 career games against the Blackhawks.

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