Blackhawks Rally to Beat Ducks – DeBrincat, Kane & Anisimov Score

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Patrick Kane scored with 16.1 seconds remaining on an odd-man rush and the Chicago Blackhawks rallied for a 4-3 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Wednesday night.

Alex DeBrincat scored two goals, Artem Anisimov had a short-handed goal and Corey Crawford made 29 saves as the Blackhawks snapped a two-game losing streak.

The Blackhawks trailed 3-2 midway through the third when DeBrincat tied it at 15:06 when Jonathan Toews made a cross-crease pass and DeBrincat beat Ryan Miller on his stick side.

The goal was DeBrincat 36th of the season and made him the fourth player in Blackhawks history to score 35 or more goals in a season at age 21 or younger. He joined Bobby Hull, Steve Larmer and Jeremy Roenick, who did it two straight seasons.

Alex DeBrincat Chicago Blackhawks
Alex DeBrincat, Chicago Blackhawks, Nov. 9, 2017 (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers)

Kane then got the winner when Brandon Saad found him streaking up ice for his 40th of the season.

Devin Shore, Carter Rowney and Troy Terry scored for Anaheim, which has dropped its last four. Miller stopped 31 shots.

DeBrincat gave the Blackhawks an early lead 49 seconds into the second period on the power play when his shot from the left faceoff circle went off the post and past Miller. The goal came 13 seconds after Anaheim’s Rickard Rakell was ejected and given a five-minute major for hitting Drake Caggiula from behind and into the boards behind the Chicago net.

The Ducks evened it at 1 at 4:22 when Shore scored a short-handed goal on a 2-on-1 rush. It was the forward’s seventh of the season and just the third short-handed goal by Anaheim.

Both teams then traded goals less than two minutes apart late in the second. Anisimov put Chicago ahead at 16:42 on a short-handed rush up ice when he snapped one past Miller’s blocker. Rowney tied it at 18:37 when he redirected Ryan Kessler’s pass in front of the goal.

Terry scored his second goal of the season at 5:35 of the third when he took a pass from Derek Grant and put it past Chicago’s Corey Crawford, who was unable to clear the puck out of his zone. Crawford struggled to play the puck behind the net, which allowed Grant to skate in, grab possession and make a between his legs pass to Terry.

NOTES: According to SportRadar, this is the seventh game this season in which a short-handed goal has been scored by both teams. … Toews extended his points streak to seven with an assist on DeBrincat’s second goal. He has nine points (four goals, five assists) during the streak. … The Blackhawks have scored on the power play in 20 of their last 25 games.


Blackhawks: Travel to the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday.

Ducks: Host the Vegas Golden Knights on Friday.


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