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GAMER: Ducks Finally Solve OT and Blackhawks

Ryan Getzlaf scores the game-winning goal in Ducks' third overtime game against the Blackhawks.

The Anaheim Ducks were looking to get their game together on the road after a roller coaster ride of a road trip thus far. The Columbus shootout loss on Thursday was one of the Ducks' worst games on defense, especially late in the game. After losing Chris Stewart to a broken jaw, Harry Zolnierczyk played his first game as a Ducks with Nick Ritchie the health scratch on the call up. The first period started off slow for both teams, each clogging up the neutral zone and feeling out the other team. Ryan Kesler had the only real scoring chance in the first, dragging the puck from behind the net and attempting to flip it up top, but Corey Crawford made the stop. The Ducks had the only power play of the first period but couldn't convert despite some good movement in the Hawks' zone.

The second period was much better for both teams. The Blackhawks would get a power play chance of their own that the Ducks suppressed perfectly. They forced the Hawks to dump the puck in and held them to a single shot on goal. The Ducks had a few chances with Ryan Kesler's line working in the offensive zone, but the Hawks would score first on the power play. Brent Seabrook scored off his own rebound through a screened John Gibson. Gibson had been hit in the head on the play that resulted in the Hawks power play. The Ducks would get another chance on the power play that ended up split between the second and third periods.

Frederik Andersen started the third period as John Gibson did not return with an upper body injury. The Ducks came out in the third trailing by one goal with a little momentum from the power play. The Ducks would finally break through just about five minutes into the third when Jakob Silfverberg hit in a second chance rebound laying in the crease. Cam Fowler and Kesler earned the assists in the net-front scrum. The Ducks kept pushing in what was a dominant period for them. Off a cycle Ryan Getzlaf got the puck out to David Perron who whipped it though Crawford for a 2-1 lead. The Hawks tied it up with a very lucky sequence of bounces that saw Andersen make a save only to have it bounce in off Hampus Lindholm giving Seabrook 2 goals on the night. The Hawks were content to take the game to overtime, where the Ducks have been terrible all season.

The Ducks would start overtime with Getzlaf, who was able to pressure Patrick Kane on a partial breakaway that he missed wide on. The Hawks tried to spring Kane again, but he jumped on the ice too early and the Hawks were called for too many men. The power play in overtime saw Getzlaf with Corey PerrySami Vatanen, and Fowler on defense. The Ducks gained possession and worked into the Hawks zone. Fowler received a pass from Vatanen that he shot on net. Perry had deflected it enough to give Getzlaf the chance for the rebound. While the puck was still in the air Getzlaf shot it through Crawford's legs for the win and his sixth goal on the season.