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Kane's OT goal gets Blackhawks past Ducks, spoils Getzlaf's milestone

Forward wins it for Chicago 24 seconds into extra period; Anaheim center plays 1,000th NHL game

by Dan Arritt / NHL.com Independent Correspondent

Toews sets up Kane's OT winner

CHI@ANA: Toews, Kane connect to win the game in OT

Jonathan Toews turns and sends a pretty pass to Patrick Kane, who one-times it into the net to win the game for the Blackhawks in overtime

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ANAHEIM -- Patrick Kane scored 24 seconds into overtime to give the Chicago Blackhawks a 3-2 win against the Anaheim Ducks at Honda Center on Sunday.

Kane also had an assist, Adam Boqvist scored his first NHL goal and Robin Lehner made 36 saves for Chicago (4-6-3), which was 1-4-2 in its previous seven games. Jonathan Toews had two assists.

The Blackhawks lost 4-3 in overtime at the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday.

 

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"It's always nice to score, nice to score in overtime, nice for the team to get a win," Kane said. "Three out of four points in this California swing so far, it's a good start."

Erik Gudbranson scored his first goal with the Ducks, Nick Ritchie also scored and Ryan Miller made 34 saves for Anaheim (9-6-1), which trailed 2-0 after the first period. Sam Steel had two assists.

Video: CHI@ANA: Boqvist scores off iron for first NHL goal

Ryan Getzlaf played his 1,000th NHL game, all with the Ducks, and had an assist on Gudbranson's goal to stretch his point streak to five games (four goals, two assists).

"It has probably been a great privilege for everyone around here watching that young man grow up," Anaheim coach Dallas Eakins said of Getzlaf. "To play 1,000 games in one jersey is a very hard thing to do and we are all very, very proud of his accomplishment."

The Blackhawks won the opening face-off in overtime, and Toews brought the puck down the right side before sliding a pass to Kane for a one-timer.

"They have a habit of that," Chicago coach Jeremy Colliton said of Toews and Kane. "That's why you put them out there together, because they find a way. It was a big goal for the team."

Anaheim entered the game 30th in the NHL in power-play efficiency (8.3 percent) and was 0-for-3 before Ritchie scored with the man-advantage to tie it 2-2 at 6:17 of the third period.

Boqvist, the No. 8 pick of the 2018 NHL Draft who made his NHL debut Saturday, gave the Blackhawks a 1-0 lead at 9:21 of the first period when he banked a shot off the inside of the right post three seconds after Chicago's first power play ended.

"He's got such a good shot that, more likely than not, it was going in the net," Kane said. "He had a chance [Saturday] night in overtime. It would have been fun to see him score that one, but his first goal in his first two games in the League, he's got a lot of upside, lot of potential, so good start for him."

The Ducks were called for two penalties 50 seconds apart later in the first, and Alex DeBrincat scored on a 5-on-3 advantage at 15:33 to make it 2-0 after a cross-ice feed from Kane.

Lehner, who got his 100th NHL win, then made a save on Derek Grant's breakaway at 16:30 to keep it a 2-0 game.

"We did a good job scrambling together when it was scramble mode," Lehner said. "[The defense] played real hard and helped me out, and we stuck in there together."

Gudbranson, who was traded to Anaheim from the Pittsburgh Penguins on Oct. 25, took a shot from the point that caromed through traffic and past Lehner at 12:39 of the second period to make it 2-1.

"[The Blackhawks] playing [Saturday] night was an opportunity for us to really jump on them hard," Eakins said. "I'm not sure we quite accomplished what we wanted there, but always good to come back and get back in the game."

Video: CHI@ANA: DeBrincat nets Kane's dish on the power play

 

They said it

"Didn't really have the greatest start to the season, obviously. We're trying to hang in there, hang tough and play the way we need to to win hockey games." -- Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane

Video: Patrick Kane scores in overtime to win the game.

"It was a very warm welcome, a little emotional during the game. A little embarrassing. I'm not very good at those things." -- Ducks center Ryan Getzlaf on being honored for his 1,000th NHL game

 

Need to know

With his 33rd career game-winning goal on the road, Kane passed Stan Mikita for the second-most in Blackhawks history; Bobby Hull has 39. … Chicago killed 16 consecutive power plays prior to Ritchie's goal. ... Getzlaf is the first to play in all 1,000 career games with Anaheim. … The Ducks are 6-1-1 at home.

 

What's next

Blackhawks: At the San Jose Sharks on Tuesday (10 p.m. ET; NBCSN, NBCSCH+, NHL.TV)

Ducks: Host the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday (10 p.m. ET; PRIME, FS-N, FS-WI, NHL.TV)

Video: Kane nets OT winner to lift Blackhawks past Ducks

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