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Ducks upset Blackhawks, 3-2, in overtime

Ryan Getzlaf and the Ducks are on the back side of their longest trip of the season.

They got a nice little souvenir in Chicago on Saturday.

Getzlaf scored a power-play goal at 2:16 of overtime, lifting the Ducks to a 3-2 victory over the Blackhawks.

Cam Fowler's shot was stopped by Corey Crawford, but Getzlaf poked the rebound under the sliding goaltender. Getzlaf's sixth goal of the season came with Andrew Shaw serving a bench minor for too many men on the ice.

“We executed pretty good,” Getzlaf said. “We were a little scrambly, but we made some passes and I was able to bang in the rebound.”

The Ducks, who dropped the first two games of the season series against the Blackhawks in overtime, improved to 2-1-1 on a seven-game trip covering 1,300 miles through four time zones. They also improved to 15-4-2 since the NHL's Christmas break.

Jakob Silfverberg and David Perron scored in the third period, and Frederik Andersen made five saves after John Gibson departed after two periods with an upper-body injury. Gibson's injury is not believed to be serious.

“I think everyone stepped it up in the third, myself included,” Perron said. “I thought my first two periods were just all right and I needed to have a good third and I was a lot better.”

Blackhawks forward Marian Hossa left with a left leg injury in the second period of Chicago's third consecutive loss. The defending Stanley Cup champions dropped to 4-5-1 since their franchise-record 12-game win streak.

Brent Seabrook had two goals for Chicago, which eliminated the Ducks in the Western Conference finals last May. Crawford had 41 saves.

“We just haven't quite had the speed and the momentum, that jump that we've been looking for,” captain Jonathan Toews said. “Tonight was a little bit better, but I think top to bottom, all four lines need to be better.”

Gibson made 16 saves before he was replaced by Andersen.

The Ducks tied it at 1-1 when Silfverberg poked home a rebound at 4:56 of the third for his seventh of the season. Silfverberg has four goals and nine assists in his last 15 games after a slow start to the season.

The Ducks kept up the pressure, and Getzlaf found Perron for the tiebreaking goal at 8:38. Perron turned around and snapped a shot under Crawford's left arm for his ninth on the year.

Ducks right wing Chris Stewart will be out four to eight weeks with a fractured jaw suffered in a fight against Columbus on Thursday.

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A version of this article appeared in print on February 14, 2016, in the Sports section of the Los Angeles Times with the headline "Getzlaf executes enough for a win - After two OT losses to Chicago, Ducks turn tables with power-play goal. - DUCKS 3 CHICAGO 2 (OT)" — Today's paperToday's paper | Subscribe
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