Anaheim Ducks

Hottest show on ice wins fifth straight

JAKOB SILFVERBERG scored the final goal in the Anaheim Ducks’ 4-2 over Chicago on Wednesday (Flickr/Bridget Samuels).

The hottest team in ice hockey – the Anaheim Ducks – won its fifth straight game on Wednesday, defeating the Chicago Blackhawks 4-2 at Honda Center.

With the victory, the Ducks are 15-10-5, good for 35 points, one point behind the NHL Pacific Division leader Calgary (17-9-2, 36 points).

The Ducks jumped out to a 2-0 first period lead on goals by Brandon Montour and newcomer Daniel Sprong, but the Blackhawks evened it up with a pair of tallies in the second.

The third period belonged to the Ducks, however. Ondrej Kase scored his fourth goal of the season at the 4:03 mark, and Jakob Silfverberg added an empty-net goal (sixth goal of the year) at 18:19.

“We were playing with a lot of confidence,” Silfverberg said. “That comes from building off earlier games knowing we’re playing really good right now. That’s a big boost for the whole team. We need to keep it going.”

John Gibson was effective in goal, recording 25 saves.

The Ducks are next in action on Sunday hosting the Carolina Hurricanes (12-11-4, 28 points) at Honda Center at 7 p.m.

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