When does a nice little story become something real and lasting? The Ducks seem to be working on that. Against the scorching, NHL-leading Chicago Blackhawks, the Ducks rallied with a late goal by Andrew Cogliano to push it to a shootout Tuesday night and then watched Nick Bonino and Corey Perry deliver them an impressive 3-2 victory at United Center. Viktor Fasth stopped two of the Hawks' three shootout tries and the Pacific Division-leading Ducks (9-2-1) had their sixth victory in seven games. Chicago (10-0-3) remains the only team without a regulation loss. "It was pretty much a test for us to see where we stand," Fasth said. "I think we showed ourselves that we are a really good team and we can beat every team in the league." Fasth stopped 28 shots in a razor-sharp performance to improve to 6-0 in his first tour of the NHL. Cogliano tied it with just 2:40 remaining in regulation when he stayed near the net after losing his helmet and banged in a loose puck. "Sometimes you go to the net, you go the right places and things happen," Cogliano said. The Ducks persisted even as a video review on Brandon Saad's second-period tiebreaking goal didn't go their way. It was determined the puck crossed the line during a scrum in the crease before the net and its pegs were dislodged. Toni Lydman was called for interference with 9.8 seconds left in regulation and whistled again for high-sticking in overtime. But his teammates — despite a 29th-place ranking on the penalty kill — erased both.
Ducks pass test in Chicago
Orange County Register | Feb 13