Chicago Blackhawks

Blackhawks fall to Ducks, drop 5th game in a row

Ducks extend win streak to 5 with 4-2 win over Blackhawks

Anaheim Ducks defenseman Jake Dotchin, right, and Chicago Blackhawks right wing John Hayden fight in the first period of an NHL hockey game in Anaheim, Calif., Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)
Anaheim Ducks defenseman Jake Dotchin, right, and Chicago Blackhawks right wing John Hayden fight in the first period of an NHL hockey game in Anaheim, Calif., Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)

ANAHEIM, Calif. – Ondrej Kase scored four minutes into the third period to lift the Anaheim Ducks over the Blackhawks, 4-2, on Wednesday night for their fifth straight win.

Anaheim matched Toronto for the longest active winning streak in the league. Brandon Montour and Daniel Sprong, who was making his Ducks debut, scored 20 seconds apart in the first period, and Jakob Silfverberg added an empty-net goal. John Gibson made 25 saves.

Erik Gustafsson and Alex DeBrincat scored in the second period, and Corey Crawford stopped 28 shots for the Hawks, who have dropped five straight and seven of eight.

Gustafsson put the Hawks on the board seven minutes into the second when he took Duncan Keith’s pass in the right faceoff circle and beat Gibson with a slap shot for his fifth. DeBrincat then tied it with 28 seconds remaining in the period when he took a feed from Jonathan Toews and put it into the net for his 11th.

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