Kane, Sharp lead Blackhawks over Ducks

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Patrick Kane scored twice and Patrick Sharp assisted on all four goals as the Chicago Blackhawks defeated the Anaheim Ducks 4-1 Friday night.

With the win, Chicago takes two of three from Anaheim in the season series.

The Ducks have now lost two straight games in regulation for the first time since Nov. 28 and Nov. 29.

Jonathan Toewes opened the scoring in the first with his 15th of the season. Duncan Keith and Kane gave the Blackhawks a 3-0 lead after 40 minutes.

The Ducks were not happy with Keith’s goal at 9:16 of the second period. Toews collided with goaltender Frederik Andersen just prior to the puck going in.

Officials discussed the play, but deemed it a good goal much to the dismay of Ducks’ coach Bruce Boudreau.

After Rickard Rakell got the Ducks on the board midway through the third, Kane restored the three-goal lead with his 25th of the season.

Kane, who also had an assist in the win, is now two points shy of Jakub Voracek (58) in the Art Ross race. Kane is also four goals shy of Alexander Ovechkin in the Rocket Richard race.

With the win, Chicago is now 1-1-0 on its six-game road trip, which continues Saturday in San Jose.

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