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Nikolai Khabibulin makes 36 saves, Blackhawks beat Ducks 3-2 @NHLdotcom

ANAHEIM, Calif. - Nikolai Khabibulin made 36 saves, and Jonathan Toews' second-period goal was the difference in the Chicago Blackhawks' 3-2 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Wednesday night.

The win was the Blackhawks' second in 10 games in Anaheim, and their first since a shootout victory on Nov. 17, 2006.

Toews scored early in the second, after teammates Patrick Kane and Adam Burish had given Chicago a 2-1 lead in the first.

Bobby Ryan and Travis Moen scored for the Ducks.

Moen narrowed the gap to 3-2 with a short-handed goal at 18:50 of the second. Breaking down the left side, Moen deked a defender and beat Khabibulin with a slap shot high to the glove side for his fourth goal.

Chicago opened a 3-1 lead on Toews' 14th goal, finishing off a fine passing sequence at 3:13 of the period. Patrick Sharp made a cross-ice pass from the right boards to Duncan Keith, who flicked the puck to Toews as he was breaking down the slot.

Kane gave the Blackhawks the lead back on a power play after Ryan's goal had lifted the Ducks into a 1-1 tie. Kane got his 17th with a wraparound at 16:41 of the first period.

Ryan redirected Chris Pronger's long slap shot on a power play past goalie Jonas Hiller for his 17th goal, his 11th of the month. It also extended his goal streak to five games, an Anaheim rookie record.

Burish scored for Chicago 3:07 in, pushing the puck past Hiller during a scramble in front of the net. The goal was his third.

Hiller made 24 saves.

Anaheim's Teemu Selanne returned after missing 17 games due to a lacerated left quadriceps. The game was his 616th for the Ducks, tying Steve Rucchin's team record set from 1994-2004.

Notes: The game was the first of an eight-game, 17-day trip for the Blackhawks. The longest trip in their 82-year history was a nine-game trek in 1955-56. They were on the road for eight consecutive games in two other seasons. ... When Selanne was injured in a game at Edmonton on Dec. 19, he was leading the NHL with 13 power-play goals. Despite his long absence. Selanne was still tied for the league lead with Buffalo's Thomas Vanek. ... Chicago D Keith returned after missing four games with concussion-like symptoms, but F Kris Versteeg was still out with a finger injury.

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