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Anaheim 3, Chicago 2
When: 8:30 PM ET, Thursday, February 15, 2018
Where: United Center, Chicago, Illinois
Referees: Marc Joannette, Wes McCauley
Linesmen: Matt MacPherson, Mark Wheler
Attendance: 21415
Adam Henrique scored the go-ahead goal midway through the third period, and the visiting Anaheim Ducks rallied for a 3-2 win over the Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday night at the United Center.

Nick Ritchie and Ondrej Kase also scored for Anaheim, which erased a 2-0 deficit to snap a two-game skid.

Chicago lost its eighth game in a row as its postseason hopes continue to fade. Duncan Keith and Brandon Saad scored for the Blackhawks, who have lost seven consecutive contests on home ice.

Ducks goaltender John Gibson made 42 saves, including a flurry of stops in the final minutes, to earn his 20th win of the season. On the opposite end of the rink, Blackhawks goaltender Anton Forsberg turned aside 29 shots.

Chicago struck first as Keith snapped a season-long scoring drought 1:45 into the second period. Tommy Wingels set a screen in front of the net, and Keith blasted a slap shot from near the blue line for his first goal. Keith had tallied 169 consecutive shots without scoring a goal since March 16, 2017.

The Blackhawks increased their advantage to 2-0 with 10:48 remaining in the second period. Vinnie Hinostroza slid a pass to the left side of the crease for Saad, who tapped in his 14th goal and his first since Jan. 7.

Forty-one seconds later, Anaheim trimmed the deficit to 2-1. Ritchie punched in a backhand shot for his sixth goal. A turnover by Blackhawks defenseman Connor Murphy prompted the Ducks' odd-man rush.

Anaheim evened the score at 2 with 7:42 to play in the second period. Kase sprinted down the ice on a breakaway and beat Forsberg on a backhand shot for his 16th goal.

The Ducks pulled ahead 3-2 with 11:26 remaining in the third period. Henrique drifted toward the slot and snapped another backhand shot past Forsberg to give Anaheim its first lead of the game.

Ducks defenseman Marcus Pettersson made his NHL debut two days after he was recalled from San Diego of the AHL. Pettersson finished with a plus-2 rating in 13:28 of ice time.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Anaheim   Chicago
Ondrej Kase 3 Points Duncan Keith 1
Ondrej Kase 1 Goals Duncan Keith 1
Ondrej Kase 2 Assists Alex Debrincat 1
N/A Power Play Goals Duncan Keith 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
John Gibson .955 Save Percentage Anton Forsberg .906
John Gibson 42 Saves Anton Forsberg 29
Team Stats Summary
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Anaheim 32 3 0-2 4-5 12 25
Chicago 44 2 1-5 2-2 6 33
Upcoming Games
  • Chicago will play their next game at home against Washington. The Blackhawks have a W/L % of .440 after a win and .394 after a loss.
  • Anaheim will play their next game on the road against Minnesota. The Ducks have a W/L % of .444 after a win and .500 after a loss.