Fasth leads Ducks to 3-2 SO win over Blackhawks

Published on NewsOK Modified: February 12, 2013 at 11:41 pm •  Published: February 12, 2013
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"It was a tough game," Chicago coach Joel Quenneville said. "They played hard, we worked hard, and weren't at our best, but deserved what we got."

Getzlaf put the Ducks in front with a power-play goal in the second, but the momentum shifted after Chicago forward Bryan Bickell leveled Getzlaf midway through the period. Brad Staubitz immediately jumped on Bickell to defend his teammate. He got a few punches in before Bickell took him to the ice, and the Blackhawks quickly jumped on Fasth for a pair of goals in their first home game since a 2-1 victory over Detroit on Jan. 27.

With Staubitz in the box serving an instigating penalty, Leddy sent a slap shot off the right post and into the goal for his second of the season at 10:17.

Saad then came down and sent a leaping wrister toward Fasth as he was going to the ice. The puck went off Fasth's left shoulder and started trickling down his back. Luca Sbisa went to the ice to try to stop it from crossing the line as players both teams flocked into the goalmouth.

After a lengthy replay review, the officials announced the puck had crossed the line before the goal was knocked off its posts. As the Blackhawks celebrated Saad's second of the year, Boudreau listened to an explanation from the referees.

"God only knows," Boudreau said after the game. "They must have a better view. On the thing, you can see that it went in. I just don't know if the intent to blow the whistle was there, or was it over the line completely before the peg came out."

It looked as if that goal would be the difference until Cogliano tied it up in the third. He also scored in Anaheim's 6-5 shootout win at St. Louis on Saturday.

NOTES: F Daniel Carcillo skated again Tuesday morning, and Quenneville said he might able to practice with the Blackhawks this week. Carcillo hasn't played since he injured his right knee in the season opener against the Kings ... Ducks G Jonas Hiller also skated Tuesday and remains day to day with a lower-body injury. ... Chicago won three of four meetings with Anaheim last season, including both games at home.