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Blackhawks hang on to defeat Ducks

Patrick Kane helps Chicago build early lead; Corey Crawford makes 34 saves

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Corey Crawford made 34 saves and Patrick Kane had a goal and an assist to help the Chicago Blackhawks to a 3-2 win against the Anaheim Ducks at Honda Center on Friday.

 

WATCH: All Blackhawks vs. Ducks highlights

 

The Ducks, who trailed 3-0, pushed hard for the game-tying goal late in the third period but couldn't get it against Crawford, who made 14 saves.

Brent Seabrook had two assists, and Artem Anisimov and Ryan Hartman scored for Chicago (14-6-2), which ended a two-game losing streak.

Nick Ritchie and Jakob Silfverberg scored for the Ducks. John Gibson made 22 saves for Anaheim (9-8-4), which has lost three straight.

The Blackhawks won 18 of 67 faceoffs (27 percent) and were outshot 36-25 in their first full game without captain Jonathan Toews, their top center, who is day to day with an upper-body injury.

Video: CHI@ANA: Anisimov pokes home a bouncing puck

"There's more importance on the way you play every shift [without Toews], whether it's myself or anyone on the team," Kane said. "It's a tough player to lose. We did a great job getting that 3-0 lead and actually playing with a lead for once."

Anaheim has hosted Chicago the day after Thanksgiving the past five seasons and has lost all five (0-4-1).

"For the most part, we did good things," said Ducks center Antoine Vermette, who won 11 of 14 faceoffs (79 percent) against his former team. "We generated good chances. They found a way on a few of our breakdowns. Good teams find ways to make you pay."

The Blackhawks led 3-1 after two periods on Anisimov's goal at 11:31 of the first and goals by Kane and Hartman in the second. Kane made it 2-0 at 6:47 during a power play, and Hartman pushed it to 3-0 at 15:40.

Ritchie scored 10 seconds later to make it 3-1. Anaheim pulled within 3-2 at 8:51 of the third on Silfverberg's wraparound, which was scored 3:17 after an apparent goal by Anaheim forward Ondrej Kase was waved off.
 

Goal of the game

Hartman's goal was created off a strong forecheck. Dennis Rasmussen chipped the puck into the low slot and Marcus Kruger kept it there with a poke check. Hartman shot into the upper right corner of the net.

Video: CHI@ANA: Hartman goes top shelf off turnover

 

Save of the game

Gibson made a seated save at 6:17 of the third period to keep Anisimov from scoring.

 

Unsung moment of the game

Hossa helped rookie center Vincent Hinostroza win a faceoff against Ryan Kesler at 5:24 of the second period to start a sequence that ended with Hartman drawing the penalty that led to Kane's power-play goal.

Video: CHI@ANA: Kane rips a one-timer from circle for PPG

 

Highlight of the game

Ritchie's goal was scored with precision. Using Seabrook as a screen, he shot the puck through the defenseman's legs into the top left corner.

Video: CHI@ANA: Ritchie snaps the puck in from the high slot

 

They said it

"In my mind, it looks like he definitely hit the puck with his hand. It did not touch any other piece of equipment, like his stick. It seemed to touch his pants, or his knee, and it went into the net. You cannot direct the puck into the net with your hand to be called a legal call, so they made the right call." -- Ducks coach Randy Carlyle on Ondrej Kase's disallowed goal

 

"With me and [Perry] not scoring the way we are right now, we need to put pucks in the net. We play a lot of minutes. We need to find ways to score goals." -- Ducks center Ryan Getzlaf, who hasn't scored in 15 games

 

"He gives us a little abrasiveness and some net presence and some presence in the puck areas. A little bit of [Andrew Shaw] in him. He's starting to find the net as well, but certainly he gives us a little bit of abrasiveness." -- Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville on rookie forward Ryan Hartman

 

Need to know

Toews did not play most of the last two periods Wednesday in a 2-1 loss to the San Jose Sharks. He missed three games combined the past two seasons. … Chicago defenseman Michal Kempny was scratched for the second game in a row. … Kase's goal was waved off after it was ruled he batted the puck into the net with his hand. A video review confirmed the call.

 

What's next

Blackhawks: At the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday (10:30 p.m. ET; FS-W, WGN, NHL.TV)

Ducks: At the San Jose Sharks on Saturday (10:30 p.m. ET; CSN-CA, PRIME, NHL.TV)

 

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