Corey Crawford is playing the best he has all season, justifying his big contract.
Chicago and Anaheim had the NHL’s two best records and a combined 15 Olympians on the ice at Honda Center. Before all that world-class talent heads to Sochi this weekend, the Blackhawks demonstrated why they’re still the team to beat when the NHL gets back to work in three short weeks.
They face nine games prior to the Olympic break, and eight of them are on the road — including games at Detroit, Minnesota, Vancouver, San Jose, Los Angeles, and Anaheim.
Ryan Getzlaf set up Bobby Ryan’s tying goal and Teemu Selanne’s tiebreaker 1:04 apart in the waning minutes, and the Ducks rallied for a 4-2 victory over Chicago in a meeting of the NHL’s top two teams.
A thumbnail look at the four teams that appear to be the biggest threats to the Blackhawks this season.
Viktor Fasth made two stops in the shootout to remain perfect in six starts and the Anaheim Ducks beat the Chicago Blackhawks 3-2 on Tuesday night in a matchup of the top two teams in the Western Conference.
The slumping Blackhawks fell to the surging Anaheim Ducks Sunday night, in their fourth game without the injured Jonathan Toews.
Patrick Sharp scored the tying and go-ahead goals in a 2:01 span early in the third period to complete his second career hat trick, and the Chicago Blackhawks rallied for a 6-5 victory over the floundering Anaheim Ducks on Friday.
Patrick Kane scored the winning goal in the shootout and had two assists in regulation, lifting the Chicago Blackhawks to a 3-2 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Tuesday night.
The Blackhawks faced the Ducks Sunday and Anaheim kept the pressure on. The Ducks scored first and limited Chicago to just one goal, giving the Blackhawks their third straight loss.
For the second time in a row, the Blackhawks had to take it into overtime. Saturday night was a disappointing loss, but Sunday the Hawks fought for another outcome as Viktor Stalberg made the game winning goal.