ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Patrick Kane is still having the big nights against the Anaheim Ducks, even though his Chicago Blackhawks are in rebuilding mode.
The veteran right winger had one goal and two assists as the Blackhawks broke a three-game losing streak on Wednesday with a 4-2 win over the Skidding Ducks.
“We got a good response after we got back and got one and scored to win, so the road trip got off to a good start,” said Kane, who has one point in nine consecutive matches against Anaheim. helps).
Kane has been hot not only against the Ducks, but against the rest of the NHL. He has 16 points overall in Chicago’s last seven games, but only two goals. In Chicago on March 8, Kane scored a career-high six points in an 8–3 victory over Anaheim.
“Just trying to get the puck in good areas. Just play right, I think that’s the most important thing,” he said. “In the last few games it seems we’ve got some good looks.”
Kane gave the Blackhawks a 2-1 advantage at 11:37 of the second period with a slap shot from the right circle on the power play. He had a chance to score in the third in five minutes, but was stopped by Gibson.
Dylan Strom scored with 3:50 remaining when he redirected Riley Stillman’s shot from goalkeeper John Gibson near the blueline to give the Blackhawks a 3–2 lead. Alex Debrincat made it out of reach on a blank-net goal with 1:03 remaining.
Kevin Lankinen intercepted 27 shots in his first game as Chicago’s No. 1 goalkeeper. Lancinen moved into that role after the Blackhawks traded Marc-Andre Fleury to the Minnesota Wild on Monday.
“I think my game is making some real progress here in the last few months,” he said. “Obviously it was good to win, also see some results, so I think it’s good pace. I want to continue building on that.”
Strom and Debrinkat each had one goal and one assist. Taylor Radisch also scored for Chicago.
“I like the fact that we didn’t get upset when they scored to tie it up. We feel comfortable with our game. We kept going and eventually he went big,” said Blackhawks coach Derek King. target achieved.
Sam Carrick – playing in his 100th NHL game – scored twice for Anaheim, marking the first multigoal game of his six-year career and breaking a 19-game goal drought.
However, that wasn’t enough for the Ducks, who have dropped eight straights for the fifth time in franchise history. He skied 0-6-3 at the start of last season.
Gibson scored 24 goals.
Redish scored his second goal since joining the Blackhawks in an earlier 10:11 power play. The right wing, acquired from Tampa Bay last Friday, hit his shot from the slot to the crossbar before going inside. The Radish, who scored seven goals this season, have three points from three matches with Chicago.
Carrick did it three minutes later. Buddy Robinson threw the puck into the offensive zone and quickly followed it to the back of the net before feeding Carrick his 10th.
Carrick also made it a 2-all tie at 13:28 of the third, when he jumped on a loose puck in the crease and slammed it inside.
“Playing 100 games is something I’m very proud of,” Carrick said. “If you look at it, I’m 30, it’s my 10th year pro. That might not sound like much to some, but for me it’s a big deal and more importantly, For my family too. It’s great for me, but it would have been nice to have won.”
Carrick’s second goal gave Trevor Zegrass a second assist, giving him 41 in the season – the most by an Anaheim rookie.
Blackhawks: Stay in Southern California to face the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday.
Ducks: Play in San Jose on Saturday.
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