The Chicago Blackhawks lost 3–2 in overtime to the Anaheim Ducks on Tuesday at the United Center in a battle for the basement of the Western Conference. Following a brief moment of silence and video tribute for the Blackhawks’ late icon Bobby Hull, the two teams skated to a scoreless first period.
Early in the second period, the Hawks opened up the scoring when Jason Dickinson tucked home a Patrick Kane feed from just below the goal line. It was Kane’s 1,215th career point, putting him one shy of tying Jeremy Roenick for third on the all-time NHL scoring list for American born players.
The Ducks’ Brett Leason tied the game just before the halfway mark of the period after a poor effort from Ian Mitchell in the front of his own net.
Seth Jones regained the one-goal lead for the Hawks with a nice wrist shot following a great feed from Dickinson. Jones gave it back to the Ducks moments later with a lazy giveaway in front of the Chicago net that found Jayson Megna to make it 2–2.
In a cautious third period, both sides remained scoreless. In the overtime, Frank Vatrano tucked home a nifty backhander to seal the 3–2 win for the Ducks.
Chicago will next face the Arizona Coyotes in another Bedard Bowl matchup on Friday at the United Center at 7:30 p.m. CST.