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Blackhawks Thu Oct 27 2011

Hawks Win First Shootout

Thumbnail image for blackhawks.gifAfter two consecutive failures in shootouts this season, the Blackhawks came out on top against the Anaheim Ducks Tuesday night with a 3-2 victory. The win also extended the Hawks' point streak to seven games.

The Ducks' Teemu Selanne had an assist on Getzlaf's power-play goal in the second period that put the Ducks ahead by a score of 2-1. The Ducks' goal was the first against the Hawks since their second game of the season against Dallas Oct. 8. The goal may have given the Ducks the lead, but it was their only goal in six power-play opportunities throughout the night.

Despite Selanne putting the Ducks in front, the Hawks' Patrick Sharp, with an assist from Patrick Kane, sent the puck past Hiller in the third to send the game into overtime and eventually into a shootout.

Kane had a highlight reel game with two assists in regulation, one of which is causing quite a stir among hockey fans. Kane does a no-look spin pass around Ducks defenseman Toni Lydman, sending the puck to Marian Hossa, who simply had to guide the puck into the wide-open left side of the net.

The pass also broke a streak of three games for Kane without a point after he started the season off with two goals and four assists within his first four games.

Ducks goalie Jonas Hiller had 33 saves while the Blackhawks' Corey Crawford had 29. Crawford stopped shots from Corey Perry and Ryan Getzlaf in the shootout for the Hawks, who choose to go second.

Captain Jonathan Toews and Kane beat Hiller in the shootout to give the Hawks the two points to come away with the win.

The Hawks head down south to take on the Carolina Hurricanes tonight, Oct. 28 where they look to extend their point streak even further. The puck drops at 7pm.

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