Ducks Double Up The Blackhawks

Photo: AP

By Michael Walters

The Anaheim Ducks started their homestand against the Chicago Blackhawks. Lukas Dostal was in net against Petr Mrazek.


The Blackhawks got an early power play as Zegras was called for slashing. The Ducks were then called for a second penalty with Simon Benoit being called for hooking. As a result, the Blackhawks had a 5-on-3 power play. The Ducks killed off the first penalty, but then the Blackhawks scored shortly after. Tyler Johnson beat Dostal over the shoulder just under the cross bar.

The Ducks tied up the game with just over six minutes left in the period. Troy Terry found Isac Lundestrom in stride at the right face-off circle and he took a shot which beat Mrazek glove side to tie things up.

Anaheim got a power play at the very end of the period and were able to convert. John Klingberg passed the puck to Jakob Silfverberg in the slot and he redirected the pass high over Mrazek for the 2-1 lead.

The Blackhawks tied the game up late in the second period on the power play. Andreas Athanasiou got a pass to the left of the Anaheim net and shot the puck at the far post as Dostal tried to cover the short side.

Just before the second period ended, Max Jones scored to give the Ducks a 3-2 lead. Mason McTavish found Jones alone in the slot and he was able to beat Mrazek stick side to give the Ducks the lead after two periods.

Troy Terry extended the Ducks lead to two with a nice play in front of the Chicago next. He skated in front with the puck and then went to the side of the net and was able to backhand the puck past Mrazek.

Chicago tried to fight back and pulled their goalie in the final minutes of the game, but they were unable to score again. Ducks took this one by a 4-2 final.


The Ducks played a better defensive game as they only allowed 26 shots on goal. Troy Terry continues to be on fire since he returned. He scored a goal in this game and has a goal in each of his three games since he returned. Jakob Silfverberg has also been feeling it as he too has a goal in each of the last three contests.

The only real downfall to the Ducks game was the special teams play. They were able to convert once in five power play attempts, but they did allow Chicago to score twice with the man advantage. Anaheim did go down by two players at one point in this game. They took a penalty while on the power play as well.

What’s Next?

The Ducks host the Washington Capitals Wednesday at 7 PM.

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February 27th, 2023


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