NHL Game Summary - Anaheim at Chicago |
(Friday, March 5th)
Final Score: Anaheim 5, Chicago 2
Chicago, IL (Sports Network) - Steve Rucchin finished with two goals and
an assist to lead the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim to a 5-2 win over Chicago at
the United Center.
Petr Sykora registered a goal and an assist for the Mighty Ducks, who earned
their third straight victory. Jean-Sebastien Giguere made 34 saves to post his
league-leading eighth win since the All-Star break.
"We need to be a hard working team every night to win," Rucchin said. "We need
to be more solid."
Deron Quint and Eric Daze both posted an goal and an assist for the
Blackhawks, who are winless in their last five (0-3-2). Michael Leighton
stopped 31 shots in the loss.
Sergei Fedorov and Rob Niedermayer each added a goal for Anaheim, which scored
the final three goals to snap a 2-2 tie. Niedermayer put the team ahead 3-2 at
the end of the second period. He beat Leighton on a wraparound with 3:23 left
in the middle stanza.
Rucchin posted the final two goals of the game to secure the victory for
His tally on a wrist shot from the left faceoff circle, on the power play, put
Anaheim ahead 4-2 at 4:35 of the third period. He added a goal from the slot
"This was a tough game to play," Chicago coach Brian Sutter said. "It was a
hard game for our defense."
Anaheim took a 2-0 edge in the first period.
Sykora notched his 19th goal on a wrist shot from between the circles 1:14
into the game.
Then, on the power play, Fedorov converted a rebound in the slot off a shot by
Rucchin with 6:29 left in the period.
Midway through the second period, Chicago scored consecutive tallies to force
a 2-2 tie.
Quint registered his third goal of the season with 8:58 left in the second on
the power play. Then, 2:23 later, Daze got his first tally of the season on a
slap shot from Quint.
Giguere turned away 13 shots in the second period for the Ducks, who have just
one loss in their last nine games against Chicago (6-1-2)...Anaheim improved
to 7-2-1-1 in its last 11 games overall...The Blackhawks finished 1-for-4 on
the power play, while Anaheim converted two of its three chances with the
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