NHL Preview from The Sports Network|
Friday, November 28th
(All times eastern)
Chicago Blackhawks (10-4-6) at Anaheim Ducks (12-8-3), 4 p.m.
(Sports Network) - The Anaheim Ducks will aim for a third consecutive victory
when they host the Chicago Blackhawks in an afternoon test from the Honda
The Ducks ended a two-game slide last Saturday in Dallas and made it back-to-
back wins in Monday's home tilt against the Colorado Avalanche. Anaheim is
trying for its first three-game winning streak since beginning the month of
November with three straight triumphs.
Teemu Selanne scored two power-play goals to guide Anaheim to the 4-1 decision
over the Avalanche.
Chris Kunitz and Chris Pronger also scored, while Jean-Sebastien Giguere made
29 saves for the Ducks.
Ryan Getzlaf added an assist in the victory to extend his point streak to six
games. He has two goals and six assists over the run and 14 points in his last
Getzlaf is leading the Ducks with 27 points (8 goals, 19 assists) this season.
The Ducks, who are 6-6-2 as the host club this year, are completing a brief
two-game homestand today.
The Blackhawks had a three-game winning streak halted on Wednesday, as they
once again were defeated by the San Jose Sharks. Joe Thornton scored the game-
winner 45 seconds into overtime as the Sharks extended their winning streak
over Chicago to 13 straight games with a 3-2 home victory at HP Pavilion.
The Sharks haven't lost to the Blackhawks since October 7, 2005. The
Blackhawks haven't won in San Jose since March 17, 2003, losing eight straight
after a tie on October 23, 2003
Jonathan Toews registered both of Chicago's goals, while Cristobal Huet
allowed two goals on 15 shots in replacing Nikolai Khabibulin, who saved 24-
of-25 shots before exiting with an undisclosed injury.
Khabibulin is listed as day-to-day, but is not expected to play today.
Chicago is just 4-3-2 as the visiting team this year, but had won the first
three tests of its current six-game road trip before Wednesday's loss in
Silicon Valley. The swing will come to an end Saturday in Los Angeles.
Anaheim has won 12 of the last 14 encounters with the Blackhawks and Chicago
has been defeated in three straight trips to the Honda Center. The Blackhawks
last won in Anaheim via a shootout victory on November 17, 2006.
11/28 10:59:59 ET