Hawks streak ends near Disneyland at 8

ANAHEIM—Good teams have been bringing out the best in the Anaheim Ducks. The Blackhawks certainly did Friday.Teemu Selanne had two power-play goals, defenseman Nick Boynton also scored with the man advantage and Jean-Sebastien Giguere had his first shutout of the season, leading the Ducks to a 3-0 victory that snapped the Hawks eight-game winning streak.Giguere made 28 saves in his 32nd career shutout, continually frustrating a high-powered offense that outscored its opponents 34-13 during the streak – which fell one game short of tying the franchise record set last December.The Blackhawks, who tied a club record with three short-handed goals Wednesday night in a 7-2 win at San Jose, came in with the NHL’s best goals-against average (2.13) and the league’s second-best penalty-killing percentage (85.5). But the Ducks scored on three consecutive power plays after the Hawks killed off the first one.Selanne converted Corey Perry’s pass through the crease 42 seconds before the first intermission while Duncan Keith was serving a slashing penalty. The assist extended Perry’s point streak to 17 games, tying the club record Selanne set during the 1998-99 season.The Ducks went back on the power play at 5:53 of the second period, when Brent Sopel was sent off for hooking moments after Giguere made a big save against Andrew Ladd. Selanne made it 2-0 with just 3 seconds left on the penalty, knocking in a rebound for his 14th goal this season after Huet stopped Ryan Getzlaf’s short backhander from a sharp angle.Boynton made it 3-0 at 10:26 of the second with his first goal of the season, beating Cristobal Huet through a screen with a one-timer from 50 feet while Dustin Byfuglien was off for goalie interference.The Blackhawks, who started the day two points behind San Jose for the league’s best record, were shut out for only the second time this season. The victory was Anaheim’s third in a row, marking Giguere’s first three-game winning streak since last December.

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Anaheim is 9 for 20 on the power play over its last five games, after going 2 for 18 in the previous four contests…..The Ducks are 8-2-4 on the day after Thanksgiving, and 4-1-0 against the Blackhawks under those circumstances – including a 1-0 win last year when Jonas Hiller made 26 saves and Getzlaf scored against Huet…..The Hawks conclude the six-game circus trip Sunday against the Los Angeles Kings, the team Huet made his NHL debut with in February 2003.

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