Hockey

Blackhawks Beat Ducks Tying Everything Up: 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs

Blackhawks Beat Ducks Tying Everything Up: 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs

chicago blackhawks beat anaheim ducks stanley cup playoffs 2015

Odds are high that the Anaheim Ducks will be taking on the Tampa Bay Lightning, but the Chicago Blackhawks proved that they’re going to go down fighting before allowing that to happen. This game was incredible and what hockey’s all about!

The Chicago Blackhawks earned a dramatic double-overtime win against the Anaheim Ducks Saturday night from the United Center 5-4 to tie the NHL’s Western Conference Final series at 2-2.

Brandon Saad scored a shorthanded goal on a breakaway with less than a minute left in the first period to give the Blackhawks a 1-0 lead going into intermission.

A goal by Anaheim’s Kyle Palmieri late in the second period evened the score 1-1.

Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews broke the tie early in the third period. Toews wristed a shot past Anaheim goalie Frederik Andersen after patiently waiting for Andersen to make the first move. After Andersen went low, Toews shot it above his glove to give Chicago a 2-1 lead.

Brent Seabrook followed with a goal of his own a few minutes later, making the score 3-1.

anaheim ducks vs chicago blackhawks 2015 stanley cup playoffs

Seabrook’s goal at first felt like all the insurance Chicago would need. But Anaheim came storming back, first on a goal by Ryan Kesler to narrow the score to 3-2 Blackhawks midway through the third period. Seconds later Matt Beleskey scored for the Ducks, tying the score 3-3 and stunning the United Center crowd.

But the Ducks weren’t done there. Seconds after Beleskey tied it, Corey Perry scored to give Anaheim a 4-3 lead. It was the third goal in 37 seconds for the Ducks, the second-fastest three goals in NHL playoff history.

A few minutes later, the Blackhawks got a power play with 7:37 remaining in the third, and Patrick Kane scored within seconds of the man advantage to tie the game 4-4 and ignite the Chicago crowd with a little more than seven minutes remaining.

Both teams exchanged great chances in the first overtime, including a breakaway by the Blackhawks’ Patrick Sharp, but neither could bury it past the opponent’s goalie.

But the winner finally came in the second overtime, when Antoine Vermette scored for the Blackhawks to give Chicago the 5-4 double-overtime victory.

Game 5 from Anaheim will begin Monday at 8 p.m. central.

Click to add a comment
Hockey
@movietvtechgeek

Adam Mcenroe is our UK Sports writer who's a huge football aka soccer in US fan and writer of all things related to it.

More in Hockey

Washington Capitals Gaining Momentum in NHL 2017 images

Washington Capitals Gaining Momentum in NHL

Shane LambertJanuary 20, 2017
Toronto Maple Leafs, Vancouver Canucks re emerging in NHL standings 2017 images

Toronto Maple Leafs, Vancouver Canucks re-emerging in NHL standings

Shane LambertJanuary 7, 2017
Columbus Blue Jackets franchise history   faves for Stanley Cup 2016 images

Columbus Blue Jackets franchise history – faves for Stanley Cup

Shane LambertDecember 29, 2016
columbu, connor mcdavid, devan dubnyk tops as nhl breaks 2016 images

Columbus, Connor McDavid, Devan Dubnyk tops as NHL breaks

Shane LambertDecember 24, 2016
Calgary Flames Rolled into the NHL's Super 16 2016 images

Calgary Flames Rolled into the NHL’s Super 16

Shane LambertDecember 17, 2016
NHL Surprises include Columbus Blue Jackets and Devan Dubnyk 2016 iamges

NHL Surprises include Columbus Blue Jackets and Devan Dubnyk

Shane LambertDecember 14, 2016
Wayne Gretzky Cameo on The Simpsons Shorter than Short 2016 images

Wayne Gretzky Cameo on ‘The Simpsons’ Shorter than Short

Shane LambertDecember 12, 2016
Edmonton Oilers Trade Rumors kick in as Team Struggles 2016 images

Edmonton Oilers Trade Rumors kick in as Team Struggles

Shane LambertDecember 9, 2016
Tampa Bay Lightning sinking fast without Steven Stamkos 2016 images

Tampa Bay Lightning sinking fast without Steven Stamkos

Shane LambertDecember 4, 2016

Subscribe to our Daily Newsletter

You will only receive one per day. You'll also get a free THE WALKING DEAD graphic novel with your subscription