Big third period carries Hawks to comback win over Ducks, ends three game skid

ANAHEIM—The Blackhawks took the ice Friday afternoon against the Anaheim Ducks in an attempt to snap their three-game losing skid and get their six-game road trip back on track.Consider it mission accomplished as the Hawks got three goals from Patrick Sharp and two goals and three assists from Jonathan Toews as they rallied past the Ducks 6-5 at the Honda Center. Trailing 4-2 after two periods, the Hawks’ offense exploded to halt their losing streak and improve to 2-3-0 on the trip. Dave Bolland also scored and Duncan Keith and Viktor Stalberg each added two assists to help goaltender Corey Crawford earn the victory.Bobby Ryan scored two goals for the Ducks in the loss.The Hawks had a little help as defenseman Brent Seabrook returned to the lineup after missing four games with a lower-body injury suffered Nov. 13 against the Edmonton Oilers.It was the fourth consecutive season the Hawks have played at Honda Center against the Ducks the day after Thanksgiving.Healthy scratches for the Hawks included defensemen Sami Lepisto and Sean O’Donnell and rookie forward Ben Smith. Sitting for the Ducks were center Maxime Macanauer and defenseman Kurtis Foster.The Hawks upped their season record to 13-7-3 while the Ducks fell to 6-12-4.The Hawks move about 40 miles north to face the Los Angeles Kings at Staples Center Saturday night to end the “Circus Trip”.