Champion Blackhawks Bury Ducks With 3-Goal 3rd Period
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ANAHEIM (AP) – Patrick Sharp scored for the fourth time in five games to give Chicago the lead for good, Duncan Keith had a short-handed goal and fellow defenseman Nicklas Hjalmarsson ended a 44-game goal drought, leading the Blackhawks to a 4-1 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Friday.
Troy Brouwer capped a three-goal third period and Corey Crawford made 26 saves for the defending Stanley Cup champions.
Dan Sexton scored on a power play for the Ducks, who have just 10 goals during a six-game losing streak that began Nov. 14 at
Chicago with a 3-2 overtime defeat that snapped a six-game winning streak.
Right wing Teemu Selanne sat out his second straight game because of a groin injury after testing it in the pregame warmups.
Anaheim was 11-1-1 with one tie in its previous 14 home games against Chicago since the start of the 2002-03 season.
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