User ID
Password
  Forgot User ID
or Register Today!
VegasInsider.com
Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Follow Us on Google+ VI Mobile Scores and Betting Odds
Home
NFL
NBA
NHL
MLB
NCAA FB
NCAA BK
Soccer
Golf
Auto
Horses
More
Betting Tools

 
Ducks nip Blackhawks in shootout, 3-2

New Sportsbook.ag customers: Make your 1st bet, get your 2nd bet free, 100%, winnings paid in cash.
Join Now

Already have an account? Click here to view new Exclusive Rewards!

CHICAGO (AP) - 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.

Advertisement
After Jonathan Toews converted the first shootout attempt for Chicago, Fasth stopped Patrick Kane's backhander and denied Brandon Saad on the right side of the goal to become the first goalie to win his first six NHL starts since Dan Ellis with Dallas and Nashville from Feb. 18, 2004, to Nov. 29, 2007.

Nick Bonino and Corey Perry scored in the tiebreaker for Anaheim, which improved to 3-1 on its season-high, six-game road trip. Ryan Getzlaf and Andrew Cogliano scored in regulation.

Brandon Saad and Nick Leddy had the goals for Chicago, which remained the only NHL team without a regulation loss. Corey Crawford made 29 saves in the first home game for the Blackhawks in two weeks.

Chicago was in front 2-1 before Cogliano sent a deflected shot into the left side of the net with 2:40 left in the third after he had his helmet knocked off. It was the second goal in the last two games for Cogliano, and his second on the year.

The Blackhawks were on the power play for almost four minutes in overtime but couldn't get the winning goal. Fasth made a nice stop on Patrick Sharp's slap shot and a glove save on Hossa to send it to the shootout.

Getzlaf put the Ducks in front with a power-play goal in the second, but the momentum shifted after Chicago forward Bryan Bickell leveled Getzlaf midway through the period. Brad Staubitz immediately jumped on Bickell to defend his teammate. He got a few punches in before Bickell took him to the ice, and the Blackhawks quickly jumped on Fasth for a pair of goals in their first home game since a 2-1 victory over Detroit on Jan. 27

With Staubitz in the box serving an instigating penalty, Leddy sent a slap shot off the right post and into the goal for his second of the season at 10:17.

Saad then came down and sent a leaping wrister toward Fasth as he was going to the ice. The puck went off Fasth's left shoulder and started trickling down his back. Luca Sbisa went to the ice to try to stop it from crossing the line as players both teams flocked into the goalmouth.

After a lengthy replay review, the officials announced the puck had crossed the line before the goal was knocked off its posts. As the Blackhawks celebrated Saad's second of the year, Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau listened to an explanation from the referees.

It looked as if that goal would be the difference until Cogliano tied it up in the third. He also scored in Anaheim's 6-5 shootout win at St. Louis on Saturday.

NOTES: F Daniel Carcillo skated again Tuesday morning, and coach Joel Quenneville said he might able to practice with the Blackhawks this week. Carcillo hasn't played since he injured his right knee in the season opener against the Kings ... Ducks G Jonas Hiller also skated Tuesday and remains day to day with a lower-body injury. ... Chicago won three of four meetings with Anaheim last season, including both games at home.

AP NEWS
The Associated Press News Service

Copyright 2014
The Associated Press
All Rights Reserved

  
HEADLINES
News: Grand Salami - October
News: 2014-15 Predictions
Perry has trick, Ducks top Sabres 4-1
Scrivens, Oilers hold off Capitals, 3-2
Flyers rally past Penguins, 5-3
Leafs-Sens postponed after shootings
Lawyer: Kings' Voynov didn't hit girlfriend
Pens honor Canada with national anthem
Wild, Coyle agree to five-year extension
MORE HEADLINES
 
Why Buy Picks From VegasInsider.com
NHL Pro Baseball Handicapper Sports Picks Records
NHL Hot Streaks
10-1 +1,077 L11 G-Plays, 16-7 Run
2-0 Y'day, 8-1 L9 Guarantees
4-0 +435 Last Night, +1,002 TY
2-0, +235 Record Yesterday
8-0, +852 Last 8 Selections
VegasInsider.com Gold Membership
2014 NHL SEASON PICK RECORDS
Money Leaders
Handicapper Money
Kevin Rogers + 1007
Gary Bart + 1002
Dave Cokin + 830
Last 7 Day Leaders
Handicapper Money
Gary Bart + 638
Kevin Rogers + 610
Dave Cokin + 400
Over-Under Leaders
Handicapper Money
   
   
   
Guaranteed Leaders
Handicapper Money
Kevin Rogers + 972
Joe Williams + 540
Dave Cokin + 382
Yesterday's Leaders
Handicapper Money
Gary Bart + 435
Doc's Sports + 235
Joe Williams + 200
Member Leaders
Handicapper Money
Alex Smith + 500
Dave Cokin + 448
Tony Stoffo + 340
MORE PICK RECORDS
  
corner graphic
With a VI Gold Membership, you can SAVE 10% off a Live Odds subscription, SAVE 20% off Daily Pick packages, and receive access to up to 1,000 Member Plays each month!
VI Daily Fantasy NFL Perfect Lineup Contest