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Getzlaf keeps streak going as Anaheim edges Chicago in shootout

Dec 6, 2013, 11:10 PM EDT

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Ryan Getzlaf scored a goal and an assist in the Anaheim Ducks’ 3-2 shootout win against the Chicago Blackhawks on Friday, making it that much tougher to imagine the big power forward being left off of Canada’s Olympic roster in 2014.

Getzlaf, 28, pushed his point streak to 12 games tonight, collecting nine goals and nine assists during that span. Overall, Getzlaf has 15 goals and 34 points in 28 games.

That increased trigger-happiness is what really stands out. He has 78 shots in 28 contests for an average of about 2.8 shots per game, matching his career-high mark when he scored 25 goals on 227 shots in 2008-09.

His potential fellow Olympian and partner-in-crime Corey Perry owned the highlight of the night, as he managed this unlikely tip-in goal:

(Perry might be despised by many opponents around the league, but even his biggest haters must admit that was impressive.)

The Ducks lost two straight shootouts heading into Friday, so it’s probably refreshing to get the extra point tonight. They’re now 19-7-5 on the season, but they won’t have much time to celebrate, as they face the Blues in St. Louis on Saturday.

Anaheim winning the shootout helped to obscure an overtime controversy, as a questionable goalie interference call wiped out a would-be Ducks OT tally.

The Blackhawks are experiencing a lull lately. After finishing their circus trip on a high note with six straight wins, the Blackhawks have now lost three games in a row to fall to 20-6-5.

This was a clash of Western Conference powers, but all it really does is muddy the picture, as the battle for seeding could be pretty fierce if most of the conference’s top teams avoid a harsh drop in performance.

  1. hammerhead5573 - Dec 6, 2013 at 11:23 PM

    I strongly believe with time Raanta is going to do fine but short term, the 5 hole is going to haunt him. Coming from this Hawks fan, that game should have been over in OT, not the shoutout. Not sure how that ref missed Seabrook running that guy into Raanta. However getting a point is better than none.

  2. jhaegs - Dec 6, 2013 at 11:28 PM

    They should make goals like that reviewable. At least they won it in the end to make up for the bad call.

    • hammerhead5573 - Dec 6, 2013 at 11:49 PM

      Although I am not disputing your point, the calls were pretty bad that hindered or helped both teams tonight. I am not aware of the rule, but when the unsportsmanlike conduct was called at the end of regulation, I would have thought the Hawks would of had a power play. Instead the guy was done for the rest of the evening and no power play. Not an excuse for the loss, but it just seemed odd in that case. Truth be told there must be something about that rule, that I am not aware of though.

    • broadstreetsbaddest88 - Dec 7, 2013 at 12:24 AM

      Yeah that was flat out a bad call. He pushed him into his own goalie there so there’s no ground to hinder that not a goal. That was a flat out good goal. It would of sucked if they lost it in the end but they got the deserved win. That almost became another blown game by the refs.

    • comeonnowguys - Dec 7, 2013 at 3:37 PM

      I get what you’re saying, but it seems these calls always wind up cancelling each other out (no, not like NBA “make-up” calls).

      I can only remember two series where by the end of the series, one side seemed to have been significantly more and adversely affected by bad calls. But who knows, I repress a lot.

  3. blomfeld - Dec 7, 2013 at 1:14 AM

    *** a message for LA King’s fans only ***

    Though we lost to these people last year, we all know that was solely owing to us Kings taking a much tougher road to the WCF than what Toews and crew took eh ? Don’t know about you guys, but I personally can’t wait until we get the chance to ‘put the boots’ to these Blackhawks, once and for all !

    GO KINGS GO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) :) :)

    • slysipops - Dec 7, 2013 at 7:44 PM

      remember this BLOMS………..sometimes when you pray for rain, you might get more mud than you can handle ! 2 loses and a tie are not the end of times…………. although i don’t like what ive been seeing !

      • blomfeld - Dec 7, 2013 at 11:06 PM

        Achtung Slysipops …

        You Hawks are one of the ‘elite’ man and therefore just take it easy eh ? … it’ll be all ‘good’ man, I’m sure … nonetheless, check out this report which just came in from one of your forward scouts …

        Hawk # 1: Now look, there’s LA Kings down that road ‘thick as fleas’ not two hours hard ride from this here very spot ! … and that by God is the Lord’s truth !

        Hawk # 2: I saw ’em too general and they’re coming hard and fast …

        General Slysipops: we’re you men able to identify those people ?

        Hawk # 1: yes sir … they were lead elements of Blomfeld’s division, part of Quick’s 4th Corps …

        General Slysipops: damn ! … well it looks like we’ve got a ‘real’ fight on our hands here …

  4. jhaegs - Dec 7, 2013 at 3:06 AM

    Shutup blumpkin or whatever your name is…

    • blomfeld - Dec 7, 2013 at 11:22 PM

      Blomfeld to Tiger One: blow that piece of junk (jhaegs) off the bridge !

      Tiger One: Jawohl Kamerad Blomfeld !

    • slysipops - Dec 8, 2013 at 6:53 PM

      BLOMS you are toooooo funny so are your video treats and stories! BUT, i don’t think LA is exactly DIXIELAND my freind!

    • slysipops - Dec 8, 2013 at 6:55 PM

      RELAX jhaegs …… blomfeld is just having some fun………..WITHOUT HUMOR …WHERE WOULD WE BE THESE DAYS AND TIMES ?

  5. tfilarski - Dec 7, 2013 at 9:46 AM

    Raanta’s first NHL shootout against the Ducks? I wish it would have been against a lesser team. I am sure the nerves got the best of him. I don’t know how much longer we can keep making that excuse though. Nice W for them Duks

  6. jhaegs - Dec 7, 2013 at 4:00 PM

    There’s a difference between a bad call that leads to a PP, and a bad call that takes a goal away.

  7. slysipops - Dec 7, 2013 at 7:50 PM

    RAANTA looked shakey for a few moments, unfortunately it hurt him and the team.hopefully that will pass. the HAWKS looked better than the last 2 games, although NOT as good as needed…………. MORE GRIT AND LESS CUTSIE PLAYS BOYS !

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