"Well, that's always something you need," Lindholm assessed. "I think that was a good trade."
It was hopeful news for Lindholm and the Ducks after Chicago, led by forward
The Ducks announced Friday that veteran defenseman Francois Beauchemin broke a finger blocking a shot Tuesday and will sit out four to six weeks. They were already down two defensemen —
The team summoned Norfolk defenseman Jesse Blacker from the minor leagues in Connecticut on Thursday and he was quickly inserted into the lineup for an afternoon game against the 2012-13
Blacker watched Chicago forward
"High-caliber players, best league in the world," Blacker said. "It was a new experience, looking forward to moving on."
Chicago jumped at the blue-line void, taking 11 of the game's first 12 shots on goal and seizing a 2-0 lead in the first 13:30 on goals by
"We played slow, that was the biggest difference," Ducks goalie
"We have a lot of NHL-caliber players in here, [the Blackhawks] were the better team," Ducks center
The Ducks traded a third-round pick in next year's draft for Brewer, a former
Like Blacker, Brewer will have a quick transition, and is expected to play Saturday night in San Jose, Boudreau said.
Stoner was placed on injured-reserve Friday but could be activated for the
Lindholm was left to play a game-high 29:25 Friday, and he pulled the Ducks within 2-1 late in the first period by following a
The Ducks' defensive vulnerability was compounded by angst at the officials who awarded Chicago the game's first three power plays, despite a missed second-period slashing call that came as a whistle was blown against Ducks forward
A replay showed Palmieri hit Oduya shoulder to shoulder, but when Oduya's face slammed to the top of the board and was bloodied, the more severe boarding punishment was delivered.
"We haven't had a referee call a penalty for us until the last [seven] seconds of this game in the last two games," Boudreau said. "Tough to win without power plays."
AT SAN JOSE SHARKS
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Etc.: Boudreau said he is hopeful his team can reverse course in the second game of a back-to-back. The Sharks did just that Oct. 26, beating the Ducks, 4-1, despite a home loss to lowly Buffalo the night before.