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Blackhawks hang on to slay the Ducks

San Jose bounce back to trip the Islanders

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Anaheim, California: Patrick Kane had a goal and an assist, and the Chicago Blackhawks hung on to beat the Anaheim Ducks 3-2 for their fifth consecutive win in the clubs’ Black Friday rivalry game.

Artem Anisimov and Ryan Hartman also scored as the Blackhawks snapped their two-game skid even without captain Jonathan Toews. He missed his first game of the season due to an upper-body injury.

Corey Crawford made 34 saves for the Western Conference leaders. They have won five straight regular-season games in Anaheim since March 2013.

Nick Ritchie and Jakob Silfverberg scored and John Gibson stopped 22 shots for the Ducks. They wrapped up a five-game homestand on a three-game skid.

The Ducks fell to 4-4-2 against the Blackhawks on Black Friday. They haven’t won this rivalry game since 2009.

In San Jose, California, Patrick Marleau scored with 22.5 seconds left and San Jose rebounded after allowing the tying goal to New York in the closing minute to prevail 3-2.

Nick Leddy had tied it for New York with a one-timer off a feed from John Tavares with 57.1 seconds left but the Sharks bounced back quickly.

Brent Burns took a shot from the point that Marleau deflected in the slot past Thomas Greiss for the winner that helped San Jose improve to 7-2 at home this season.

Defenceman Mike Green scored from the right circle at 3:18 of overtime and Detroit handed New Jersey a rare home loss 5-4. Frans Nielsen added two goals, and Dylan Larkin and Anthony Mantha scored one apiece as the Red Wings won their second straight despite losing goalie Jimmy Howard to a lower-body injury in the first period.

Petr Mrazek finished and allowed three goals in relief. John Moore, Mike Cammalleri, Pavel Zacha and Adam Henrique scored for the Devils. They are 7-0-2 at home.



Friday’s matches

N.Y. Rangers 3, Philadelphia 2

San Jose 3, N.Y. Islanders 2

Chicago 3, Anaheim 2

Minnesota 6, Pittsburgh 2

Washington 3, Buffalo 1

Nashville 5, Winnipeg 1

Detroit 5, New Jersey 4, OT

Columbus 5, Tampa Bay 3

Calgary 2, Boston 1

Dallas 2, Vancouver 1

Arizona 3, Edmonton 2, SO