Chicago
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40-34-8
Anaheim
Ducks
47-27-8

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28 SOG
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game recap

Ducks 6, Blackhawks 3

Tuesday, 06.19.2012 / 1:10 AM

Associated Press

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Ducks 6, Blackhawks 3
Chicago Blackhawks 3, Anaheim Ducks 6
 

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -Right next to the miniature Stanley Cup in Teemu Selanne's trophy case at home is the Maurice Richard Trophy he earned as the NHL's top goal scorer for the 1998-99 season.

Now Selanne has more goals than Rocket.

Selanne scored three times and passed Richard to move into 25th place on the career goals list with 546 and notched his 600th assist in the Anaheim Ducks' 6-3 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday.

Selanne was the first recipient of the award named in honor of the former Montreal Canadiens star.

"I knew that he had 544, and he's pretty much the only guy that I knew how many goals he had. So this was special. It's a big honor for me," said Selanne, who had 47 goals when he won the award.

Selanne has played in 1,051 regular-season games - 73 more than Richard, who in 1944-45 became the first player in league history to score 50 goals in 50 games.

"I know what Rocket Richard had done for this game and for the league, so I was very happy they named that award for him and that I won it the first time they had it," said Selanne, who met Richard for the first time during the trophy presentation in Toronto.

The Ducks' 10-time All-Star has six goals and five assists in 10 games after sitting out the first half of the season contemplating retirement. The defending Stanley Cup champions are 9-1-0 since his return to the lineup. Ryan Getzlaf set up Selanne's first two goals during power plays and added one himself.

"The impact Teemu has made on our team is what we needed," Todd Bertuzzi said. "We needed goals. He showed up and is supplying them."

Patrick Sharp had two goals and an assist for Chicago, increasing his career best to 31 and becoming the Blackhawks' first 30-goal scorer since Eric Daze finished the 2001-02 season with 38. Rookie Jonathan Toews had three assists.

The Ducks lost All-Star defenseman and team captain Chris Pronger with a cut and bruised jaw on a freak play at 13:52 of the second period. Toews won a faceoff from Getzlaf deep in the Anaheim zone and Sharp scored on a short wrist shot to trim the Ducks' lead to 4-2, but the blade of his stick inadvertently struck Pronger on the follow through.

Patrick Lalime, starting in net for the second straight game because of Nikolai Khabibulin's back spasms, allowed two goals on Anaheim's first five shots and was pulled temporarily at 8:38 of the first period after Getzlaf got a return pass from Corey Perry and beat him between the pads for his 21st goal.

"I was just trying to stop the bleeding there," Chicago coach Denis Savard said. "They were coming after us, and I was just trying to settle things down and get back to playing the way we can. Those guys are the champions from last year, and we gave them a game."

Sharp got Chicago on the board at 18:11 of the first. Lalime, who squandered a four-goal lead in the third period against Los Angeles on Saturday before the Blackhawks won on Sharp's overtime goal, was back in net for the start of the second period. He gave up a goal by Kent Huskins less than 2 1/2 minutes later, restoring the Ducks' three-goal margin.

Selanne completed his hat trick with 4:32 remaining and set up Chris Kunitz's goal 44 seconds later.

"I've been feeling great. My legs are back, my body's back, and it's fun to skate," Selanne said. "The team's also playing well, and that's the most important thing. It was good to see us get the power play going."

Lalime, who got a slashing penalty at 16:12 of the second period after Bertuzzi made contact with him in the crease, got into a scuffle with Bertuzzi with 7:33 to play. The Ducks forward skated toward the net with the puck and crashed into Lalime, who struck him on the back of the head with his glove after making the save.

"He's probably frustrated, obviously," said Bertuzzi, adding that he had and Lalime had never has any acrimonious issues before. "It's not the outcome he wanted, but it's part of the game."

The victory was Anaheim's fourth straight and fifth in a row against Chicago. The Ducks are 16-1-2 against the Blackhawks since the start of the 2002-03 season, and 9-0-3 over the last 11 meetings in Anaheim. The Blackhawks have won only once in regulation in their last 20 road games against the Ducks, winning one other time in a shootout.

Notes: Chicago has had at least one set of back-to-back road games against the Ducks and Kings in every season since the NHL expanded to Anaheim for the 1993-94 season (20 total). The Blackhawks have swept both games twice and lost both on eight other occasions.

scoring summary
1st Period
07:45
ANA
PPG - Teemu Selanne (4) Tip-in - ASST: Ryan Getzlaf (46), Chris Kunitz (23)
1 - 0 ANA
08:38
ANA
Ryan Getzlaf (21) Wrist shot - ASST: Corey Perry (23), Todd Bertuzzi (19)
2 - 0 ANA
17:13
ANA
PPG - Teemu Selanne (5) Slapshot - ASST: Ryan Getzlaf (47), Chris Pronger (31)
3 - 0 ANA
18:11
CHI
Patrick Sharp (30) Tip-in - ASST: Jason Williams (13), Jonathan Toews (22)
3 - 1 ANA
2nd Period
02:27
ANA
Kent Huskins (4) Slapshot - ASST: Chris Kunitz (24), Teemu Selanne (4)
4 - 1 ANA
13:52
CHI
Patrick Sharp (31) Snap shot - ASST: Jonathan Toews (23)
4 - 2 ANA
3rd Period
15:20
CHI
Brent Seabrook (8) Slapshot - ASST: Patrick Sharp (18), Jonathan Toews (24)
4 - 3 ANA
15:28
ANA
Teemu Selanne (6) Tip-in - ASST: Chris Kunitz (25), Francois Beauchemin (19)
5 - 3 ANA
16:12
ANA
Chris Kunitz (19) Wrist shot - ASST: Teemu Selanne (5), Samuel Pahlsson (5)
6 - 3 ANA
penalty summary
1st Period
06:36
CHI
Dave Bolland  Hooking against  Corey Perry
10:44
ANA
Brian Sutherby  Fighting (maj) against  Adam Burish
10:44
CHI
Adam Burish  Fighting (maj) against  Brian Sutherby
11:00
ANA
Francois Beauchemin  Hi-sticking against  Patrick Kane
16:18
CHI
Marty Havlat  Hooking against  Andrew Ebbett
18:47
ANA
Kent Huskins  Holding the stick against  Dave Bolland
2nd Period
03:26
ANA
Francois Beauchemin  Hooking against  Patrick Kane
07:21
CHI
Cam Barker  Slashing against  Corey Perry
15:08
CHI
Robert Lang  Boarding against  Travis Moen
15:39
CHI
Dave Bolland  Tripping against  Teemu Selanne
16:12
CHI
Patrick Lalime  Slashing against  Todd Bertuzzi
18:36
ANA
Andrew Ebbett  Holding against  James Wisniewski
19:12
ANA
Samuel Pahlsson  Hooking against  Marty Havlat
3rd Period
00:17
ANA
Scott Niedermayer  Roughing against  Patrick Kane
04:08
CHI
Dustin Byfuglien  Tripping against  Kent Huskins
07:37
CHI
Jason Williams  Hooking against  Ryan Getzlaf
12:27
CHI
Patrick Lalime  Roughing against  Todd Bertuzzi
12:27
CHI
Patrick Lalime  Roughing against  Todd Bertuzzi
12:27
ANA
Corey Perry  Fighting (maj) against  James Wisniewski
12:27
ANA
Todd Bertuzzi  Roughing against  Patrick Lalime
12:27
CHI
James Wisniewski  Fighting (maj) against  Corey Perry
goalie stats
Patrick Lalime
SA: 25TOI: 48:38
Saves: 20EV: 15 - 19
PIM: 6PP: 5 - 6
SV%: .800SH: 0 - 0
Corey Crawford
SA: 3TOI: 11:22
Saves: 2EV: 2 - 2
PIM: 0PP: 0 - 1
SV%: .667SH: 0 - 0
Jonas Hiller
Jonas Hiller
SA: 32TOI: 59:58
Saves: 29EV: 20 - 23
PIM: 0PP: 8 - 8
SV%: .906SH: 1 - 1