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Ducks 4, Blackhawks 2

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ANAHEIM -- Teemu Selanne's goal late in the third period helped the Anaheim Ducks to rally for a 4-2 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks before a franchise-record 17,610 fans at Honda Center on Wednesday night.

Selanne converted a pass from Getzlaf at 15:37 for the game-winner, giving the Ducks their second straight win over the Blackhawks this season. They also recorded a 3-2 victory in a shootout in Chicago on Feb. 12.

Nick Leddy's power-play goal at 11:54 of the second gave the Blackhawks a 2-1 lead, but the Ducks launched a comeback.

Anaheim's Bobby Ryan tied the score at 2 at 14:33 of the third, when he rebounded a Getzlaf miss and scored before Selanne delivered. The Ducks added an empty-netter in the final minute.

The win extended the Ducks' streak at home to 13 games. They haven't lost at Honda Center since a 5-0 setback to the Vancouver Canucks on Jan. 25.

A third-period goal by the Blackhawks would have given them a 3-1 advantage, but it was disallowed. Chicago's Michael Frolik connected on a pass to Brandon Bollig just outside the crease at 8:57. The puck bounced off Bollig's right skate and slid into the net. After a replay, though, the officials ruled Bollig made a kicking motion, thereby, nullifying the goal.

The Ducks scored less than two minutes into the contest. Center Peter Holland punched in a rebound past goalie Corey Crawford for his third goal of the season and a 1-0 lead at 1:24 of the first period.

An interference penalty sent Chicago's Brandon Bollig at 2:56 of the period. However, the Blackhawks took advantage of it, as Jonathan Toews intercepted a Ducks' pass and scored a shorthanded goal on a breakaway at 3:52 of the first to tie the score at 1-1.

Anaheim attempted nine shots on goal to only two by the Blackhawks in the opening 15 minutes. By the end of the first, the Ducks held an 11-5 margin.

NOTES: This was the first meeting between two NHL clubs with point percentages of more than .800 after 25 games. The Blackhawks had an .879 percentage while the Ducks had an .821. ... The two teams complete their three-game series March 29 when Anaheim visits Chicago. ... The Ducks had scored points in 17 of their last 18 games entering Wednesday's game. ... The contest against the Ducks completed a four-game road trip for the Blackhawks, who won't return to the ice until March 25, when they host the L.A. Kings. ... The Ducks will conclude their homestand with consecutive games against the Detroit Red Wings on Friday and Sunday before the San Jose Sharks visit Monday.
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