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NHL Preview: Chicago Blackhawks (21-32-5) at Anaheim Ducks (19-34-7)


TV: NBCSCH – Chris Vosters (PxP) and Patrick Sharp (analyst)
RADIO: WGN-AM 720 – John Wiedeman (PxP) and Troy Murray (analyst)

Tuesday, Feb. 28 at ARI, 8:00 p.m. CT (NBCSCH, WGN Radio)
Thursday, March 2 vs. DAL, 7:30 p.m. CT (NBCSCH, WGN Radio)
Saturday, March 4 vs. NSH, 7:00 p.m. CT (NBCSCH, WGN Radio, Univision (Spanish))
Monday, March 6 vs. OTT, 8:00 p.m. CT (NBCSCH, WGN Radio, Univision (Spanish))
Wednesday, March 8 at DET, 6:30 p.m. CT (TNT, WGN Radio)

Feb. 26 – Activated Alex Stalock off IR and assigned Jaxson Stauber to Rockford … Feb. 25 – Placed Reese Johnson on IR retroactive to Feb. 20 … Activated Jujhar Khaira from IR … Feb. 23 – Signed David Gust to a two-year, two-way contract and recalled him from Rockford … Feb. 21 – Placed MacKenzie Entwistle on IR … Feb. 15 – Recalled Cole Guttman, Isaak Phillips and Brett Seney from Rockford … Placed Alex Stalock, Jarred Tinordi and Jonathan Toews on IR … Feb. 7 – Activated Tyler Johnson and Jarred Tinordi off IR … Feb. 5 – Recalled Jaxson Stauber from Rockford … Jan. 29 – Assigned Luke Philp, Filip Roos and Jaxson Stauber to Rockford.

Score: Chicago (4) at SJS (3) – SO – Sat., Feb. 25 – SAP Center at San Jose
CHI Goals: Gust (1), Seney (1), Domi (18), Kurashev (SO)
SJS Goals: Bonino (10), Svechnikov (8), Karlsson (19)
Goalies: CHI – Mrazek (45/48, 65:00) SJS – Kahkonen (32/35, 64:51)
CHI PP: 0/4; PK: 1/1
SJS PP: 0/1; PK: 4/4
Recap: The Blackhawks defeated the Sharks in a 4-3 shootout win on Saturday, extending their winning streak to a season-long five games … David Gust scored his first career NHL goal on his first NHL shot to open the game’s scoring … Brett Seney also scored his first goal of the season and first with the Blackhawks … Max Domi scored to extend his point streak to a season-long six games (4G, 8A) … Domi’s eight shots on goal tied his career best (2x) … Seth Jones notched an assist, giving him three helpers over his last two games … Jake McCabe tallied an assist on Domi’s goal, giving him four assists over his last six contests … Petr Mrazek stopped 45 of 48 shots and all three of the Sharks’ attempts in the shootout for his third-straight win and eighth of the season.

The Blackhawks square off against the Anaheim Ducks on Monday for the final of three meetings scheduled in 2022-23 … Chicago is currently riding a nine-game point streak against the Ducks (8-0-1) … Chicago has won their last four-straight games in Anaheim … The club has also logged a 9-1-1 record over their last 11 games against the Ducks … Jason Dickinson notched two points (1G, 1A) in the Blackhawks 2-3 overtime loss against Anaheim on Feb. 7 … Seth Jones scored the other goal for Chicago in the game … Jones has points in his last three straight against the Ducks (1G, 2A). 2022-23 Schedule/Results: HOME: Feb. 7 (2-3 OT) | AWAY: Nov. 12 (3-2), Feb. 27  
All-Time Record: 47-47-9 | Home: 27-21-6 | Road: 20-26-3  
Last Home Win: March 8, 2022 (8-3) | Last Road Win: Nov. 12, 2022 (3-2) | Last Home Loss: Feb. 7,
2023 (2-3 OT) | Last Road Loss: Dec. 5, 2018 (2-4)  

GOALS: Max Domi, 5; Andreas Athanasiou, 5; Jason Dickinson, 3
ASSISTS: Jack Johnson, 15; Seth Jones, 9; Max Domi, 9
POINTS: Jack Johnson, 17; Max Domi, 14; Andreas Athanasiou, 12


Feb. 25, 2023 – ANAHEIM 3 @ CAROLINA 2
The Ducks concluded a four-game road trip by defeating the Metropolitan-leading Carolina Hurricanes 3-2 at PNC Arena Saturday night. John Gibson stopped 51 of 53 shots to earn his second straight win and backstop Anaheim to a 2-0-1 mark his last three starts. With 50-plus saves for the third time this month (also Feb. 10 vs. PIT and Feb. 20 @ FLA), Gibson became the second goaltender since 1955-56 (since shots on goal began being tracked) to register three outings with 50-plus saves in a single month (also Gump Worsley: 52 on Jan. 23, 1963; 50 on Jan. 27, 1963; 50 on Jan. 30, 1963) and the third goaltender in NHL history with three 50-save outings in a single season (also Worsley and Al Rollins in 1955-56). Cam Fowler earned an assist, becoming the first defensemen and sixth skater in Anaheim Ducks history to record 400 career points (90-310=400). Troy Terry scored the game-winning goal at 12:01 of the third period, his second goal in as many games (2-0=2) since missing seven games due to injury. John Klingberg opened the scoring, netting his eighth goal of the campaign in addition to his third point the last two games (1-2=3) and eighth the last eight (2-6=8). Trevor Zegras (0-2=2) and Ryan Strome (0-2=2) each recorded assists on Anaheim’s first two goals. Zegras recorded his teamleading 30th and 31st assists, becoming the first player in Ducks history to record multiple 30-assist seasons prior to age 21 (38 assists in 2021-22). Jakob Silfverberg scored for the second straight game, posting two goals and a +5 rating in that span. Isac Lundestrom earned his 10th assist, marking points in consecutive games (1-1=2).
PP: 0-3 PK: 4-4 SF: 15 SA: 53 TOI: Simon Benoit (22:40)
Three Stars: 1. J. Gibson 2. T. Terry 3. J. Fast Game Summary | Event Summary | Game Recap

Mar. 1 Washington Honda Center 7 p.m. BSSC / Ducks Stream
Mar. 3 Montreal Honda Center 7 p.m. BSSC / Ducks Stream
Mar. 7 Seattle Climate Pledge Arena 7 p.m. ESPN+ / Ducks Stream
Mar. 8 Vancouver Rogers Arena 7 p.m. TNT / Ducks Stream
Mar. 10 Calgary Scotiabank Saddledome 6 p.m. BSSC / Ducks Stream

Feb. 6 Placed D Urho Vaakanainen on Injured Reserve (IR).
Feb. 7 Activated C Derek Grant from Injured Reserve (IR).
Feb. 10 Recalled G Olle Eriksson Ek from San Diego (AHL). Placed Troy Terry on Injured Reserve (IR).
Feb. 11 Recalled G Lukas Dostal from San Diego (AHL) and reassigned G Olle Eriksson Ek to San Diego.
Feb. 23 Acquired LW Josiah Slavin from Chicago for RW Hunter Drew. Activated RW Troy Terry from Injured Reserve (IR) and
placed C Adam Henrique on IR.

Man-Games Lost: 319

John Moore Upper-body Indefinite 60
Jamie Drysdale Torn labrum (shoulder) 4-6 months 52
Urho Vaakanainen Lower-body Day-to-day 10
Anthony Stolarz Lower-body Day-to-day 8
Adam Henrique Lower-body Week-to-week 2
Anaheim Ducks: Media Notes

TONIGHT’S GAME: The Anaheim Ducks begin a three-game homestand tonight vs. the Chicago Blackhawks at Honda Center (7 p.m. PT, TV: Bally Sports SoCal AUDIO: Ducks Stream). Anaheim returns home following a four-game road trip where the club went 2-1-1, improving to 6-4-3 the last 13 road games and 8-5-3 over the past 15 contests away from home. The Ducks have earned points in nine of the last 13 games overall (6-5-2) and are 7-6-2 the last 15 contests. Anaheim concludes its 11-game February schedule (3-5-2 to date), consisting of four home and seven road contests. All-time, Anaheim is 156-129-36 in the month of February and 59-50-14 in the month since the start of 2012-13, earning points in 73 of the 123 games (.593%). Following tonight’s game, the Ducks will continue the homestand with contests Mar. 1 vs. Washington (7 p.m. PT) and Mar. 3 vs. Montreal (7 p.m. PT).

POINTS FROM THE BACK: In Anaheim’s last six games, the club’s defensemen have contributed 6-16=22 points. Cam Fowler (2-6=8, +2, three multi-point games), Dmitry Kulikov (1-4=5, +5) and Kevin Shattenkirk (2-3=5). In that span, the three blueliners sit atop the Ducks in points, while Fowler leads in points and assists, and he and Shattenkirk co-lead the club with two goals (also Vatrano and McTavish). John Klingberg has recorded eight points his last eight games (2-6=8). Both Fowler (9) and Klingberg (8) rank in the top-20 among goals by NHL defensemen this season. Klingberg enters tonight’s game with 397 career points.

DUCKS-BLACKHAWKS: Anaheim and Chicago conclude a three-game season series tonight in the second matchup at Honda Center. The teams have split the first two contest of the 2022-23 season series, with the Ducks earning a 3-2 OT win Feb. 7 at United Center behind Frank Vatrano’s game-winning goal in overtime. Chicago picked up a 3-2 win Nov. 12 in Orange County. In 2022-23, Troy Terry (1-1=2), Jayson Megna (1-1=2), Brett Leason (1-1=2) and John Klingberg (0-2=2) have recorded two points in two games vs. the Blackhawks. The Ducks own a 51-40-12 all-time record vs. the Blackhawks, including a 26-17-6 mark at Honda Center. John Klingberg (4-22=26 in 37 GP) leads active Ducks skaters in career scoring and assists vs. the Blackhawks while Frank Vatrano (8-1=9 in 16 games) leads active Ducks in career goals vs. Chicago.

Nov. 12 Honda Center 3-2 CHI win
Feb. 7 United Center 3-2 ANA OT win
Feb. 27 Honda Center 7 p.m. PT Bally Sports SoCal / Ducks Stream

Overall @ Anaheim @ Chicago
All-Time Series: 51-40-12 26-17-6 25-23-6
Current Streak: One ANA wins Four CHI wins One ANA win
Last ANA Win: Feb. 7, 2022 (3-2 OT) Dec. 5, 2018 (4-2) Feb. 7, 2022 (3-2 OT)
Last CHI Win: Nov. 12, 2022 (3-2) Nov. 12, 2022 (3-2) Mar. 8, 2022 (8-3)
ANA Last 10: 2-7-1 3-5-2 4-6-0

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