Ducks 3, Blackhawks 2 (SO)

Jerry Bonkowski, The Sports Xchange
The SportsXchange

CHICAGO -- Center Kyle Palmieri's goal in the shootout was the deciding factor as the Anaheim Ducks rallied for a 3-2 win over the Chicago Blackhawks on Friday night at the United Center.
Center Nick Bonino also scored in the shootout for the Ducks. Chicago could muster only one goal by captain and center Jonathan Toews. Patrick Kane and Patrick Sharp both missed on their chances for the Blackhawks.
Anaheim (19-7-5) snapped a two-game losing streak (both games in overtime) and losses in three of their previous four. After starting the season with wins in 15 of their first 19 games, the Ducks have slumped. Even with the win, they've only won four of their last 12 games.
It was the Blackhawks' third loss in a row, a season-high. They came into the game being on the short end of back-to-back 4-3 losses in their last two outings.
The loss was the first for rookie Blackhawks goalie Antti Raanta, who had won his first two previous starts.
Anaheim continued its dominance over Chicago (20-6-5), winning the fifth straight meeting between the two teams, including all three last season.
Both teams wasted little time getting on the board.
Anaheim struck first when right winger Corey Perry scored his 17th goal of the season -- and fourth in as many games -- at 3:20 of the first period against Raanta, making his third career start.
But 45 seconds later, the Blackhawks promptly tied it on right winger Ben Smith's fourth goal of the season, pushing the puck past Ducks goalie Jonas Hiller.
Ducks center and captain Ryan Getzlaf put Anaheim ahead 2-1 when his 40-foot power-play slap shot slowly trickled through Raanta's legs and into the net at 10:05 of the second period.
Not only was it Getzlaf's 15th goal of the season, it also extended Getzlaf's current points streak to 10 consecutive games (5 goals, 7 assists, 12 points). Getzlaf has also scored points in each of his last 16 appearances (not consecutive games).
The Blackhawks tied the score 2-2 at 17:48 of the second period on their own power-play goal by right winger Kris Versteeg, his fourth goal of the season.
Raanta stopped 23 of Anaheim's 25 shots and Hiller stopped 20 of Chicago's 22 shots.
Anaheim right winger Dustin Penner was whistled for a 10-minute misconduct penalty with just over 30 seconds left in regulation.
Anaheim appeared to have won the game at 3:19 of overtime, but a goal by defenseman Mark Fistric was overruled by the officials.
About a minute later, Chicago left winger Brandon Saad was taken down hard on a play in front of the Ducks' net, but no penalty was called.
NOTES: Attendance was 21,586. ... Chicago C Andrew Sharp missed the game with a lower-body injury. ... The Blackhawks announced Friday that they acquired F Brandon Mashinter from the New York Rangers for F Kyle Beach. Mashinter was assigned to the Blackhawks' AHL affiliate in Rockford, Ill. ... The Blackhawks host the Florida Panthers on Sunday before heading back to Dallas on Tuesday to play the Stars for the third time in less than two weeks (and for the fourth time this season already). Chicago leads that series 2-1-0. ... LW Emerson Etem and C David Steckel reported to the Ducks on Friday after being called up from Norfolk (Va.) of the AHL on Thursday. ... The Ducks play at St. Louis against the Blues on Saturday before returning home for a three-game homestand.

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