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DeBrincat gets hat trick, Blackhawks defeat Ducks

Kane has three assists for Chicago; Anaheim loses fourth in row

by Charlie Roumeliotis / NHL.com Correspondent

CHICAGO -- Alex DeBrincat scored his first NHL hat trick to help the Chicago Blackhawks defeat the Anaheim Ducks 7-3 at United Center on Monday.

"It was nice," said DeBrincat, whose 10 goals are third among NHL rookies and 17 points are second on Chicago behind Patrick Kane (25). "Pucks were bouncing my way today, and it's cool to get that over with."

Nick Schmaltz had a goal and two assists, and Kane had three assists for the Blackhawks (12-8-3), who have earned at least a point in five straight games (4-0-1).

 

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Chris Wagner scored two goals for the Ducks (10-10-4), who have lost four games in a row (0-3-1).

DeBrincat got the hat trick when he scored on the power play at 14:14 of the second period. He tapped in a Kane pass on a 2-on-1 to make it 6-2.

"There were a few times they tried to give me the puck, but [Kane] made a great pass on that play," DeBrincat said.

Kane has four goals and seven assists during a seven-game point streak.

The Blackhawks scored the first four goals.

Patrick Sharp made it 1-0 at 8:57 of the first period, ending his 16-game point drought.

Video: ANA@CHI: DeBrincat stuffs home Hartman's rebound

"Seems like the last four or five games I've had a prime chance like that and either hit the post or missed my shot or the goalie made a good save," Sharp said. "So just tried to keep the thoughts together and not get too upset about it. ... It was nice it finally went in."

DeBrincat (16:22) and Brandon Saad (18:11) scored in a 1:49 span late in the first to put Chicago ahead 3-0.

Artem Anisimov scored his Blackhawks-leading 11th goal when he batted a loose puck past goalie John Gibson at 4:15 of the second period to make it 4-0.

Gibson was replaced by Ryan Miller at 6:31 of the second after allowing four goals on 22 shots. Miller made 10 saves.

"We allowed them to play their give-and-go game," Anaheim coach Randy Carlyle said. "We really didn't get involved in the hockey game physically at all. And they just moved the puck around us, and we got frustrated."

Video: ANA@CHI: Sharp opens scoring off Hartman's great pass

Jakob Silverberg scored for the Ducks to make it 4-1 at 6:14 of the second, but DeBrincat scored his second of the game at 7:49 to give the Blackhawks a 5-1 lead.

Wagner got Anaheim to within 5-2 at 9:19. He scored again at 1:33 of the third period for his first multigoal game in the NHL, cutting the Chicago lead to 6-3.

Schmaltz scored at 5:48 to put the Blackhawks up 7-3.

Corey Crawford made 25 saves for Chicago. He has allowed three goals or fewer in each of his past five starts (4-0-1).

Video: ANA@CHI: Silfverberg scores off friendly deflection

 
Goal of the game

DeBrincat's third goal at 14:14 of the second period.

Video: ANA@CHI: DeBrincat scores PPG to complete hat trick

 

Save of the game

Crawford stopping Nick Ritchie at 6:05 of the first period.

Video: ANA@CHI: Crawford shuts door on Ritchie's backhand

 

Highlight of the game

DeBrincat's first goal at 16:22 of the first period.

Video: ANA@CHI: DeBrincat blasts one-timer past Gibson

 

They said it

"When you're down three, I think, 10 minutes in, it's obviously not ideal. So, we just gotta take a look at it, and, I don't know, we just need to start on time. We talked about it, and keep talking about it until the cows come home, but it doesn't matter unless we do it." -- Ducks forward Chris Wagner on their poor start

 

"Special night for him. Think he finds the net, sees the puck, gets himself available, puck follows him around, has a great stick, anticipation is high end, play recognition. Special player." -- Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville on Alex DeBrincat, who got his first NHL hat trick

 

"It was nice to see some balanced scoring tonight. You hear Joel talk a lot about four-line depth and rolling six (defensemen), everybody contributing, tonight we had that. It doesn't get any easier going into a tough back-to-back against the [Nashville Predators]." -- Blackhawks forward Patrick Sharp

 
Need to know

Ducks defenseman Brandon Montour left with an apparent upper-body injury at 10:48 of the third period after he was hit by Brent Seabrook and Tommy Wingels. Carlyle said he was "functioning well" after the game. ... Gibson has allowed 11 goals in his past three starts. ... Anaheim's Corey Perry has one assist in his past four games after he had six points (one goal, five assists) in his previous three. … DeBrincat has scored nine goals in 11 games in November after he had one in 12 in October. ... Chicago's Ryan Hartman had two assists after he had one point in his previous 14 games. ... Anisimov had a game-high six shots on goal and has 10 goals in his past 13 games.

 

What's next

Ducks: At the St. Louis Blues on Wednesday (9 p.m. ET; FS-MW, PRIME, NHL.TV)

Blackhawks: At the Nashville Predators on Tuesday (8 p.m. ET; NBCSN, NHL.TV)

 

Video: DeBrincat registers hat trick in Blackhawks' 7-3 win

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