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Max Jones and Troy Terry help lift Ducks to their third consecutive win


Max Jones scored the go-ahead goal, Troy Terry had a goal and an assist, and the Ducks beat Chicago 4–2 on Monday night to break the Blackhawks’ five-game winning streak.

Isac Lundestrom and Jakob Silfverberg also scored, Mason McTavish had three assists, and the Ducks won their third game in a row. Lukas Dostal made 24 saves after losing his previous five starts.

Tyler Johnson had a power play goal and an assist, and Andreas Athanasiou scored for the Blackhawks, who had their longest sustained success since winning five in a row in January 2020. Petr Mrazek allowed four goals on 33 shots.

Jones put the Ducks back up 3–2 with 17.5 seconds left in the second period and scored between Mrazek’s legs on a rush.

Terry added a brutal sharp corner chip at 8:15 of the third to secure Anaheim’s second three-game winning streak of the season. The last-place team of the Pacific Division also tied three straight January 24-28.

The Blackhawks continued to clear their veteran ranks on Monday, trading Sam Lafferty and defenseman Jake McCabe to Toronto. A separate trade sent defenseman Jack Johnson back to Colorado, where he was a part of the Stanley Cup Championships.

Despite those moves and the likelihood that more will come before Friday’s trade deadline — most notably the anticipated departure of modern franchise icon Patrick Kane — Chicago got off to a good start as Johnson beat Gibson by five holes with a wrist shot from the left circle 5 :35 in game.

But the Ducks responded with Lundestrom’s fourth goal of the season and Silfverberg’s third power play score to take a 2–1 lead going into the first break.

Athanasiou, another Blackhawks player who could potentially be dealt, tied at 2 midway through the second.

Next for the ducks: Host Washington on Wednesdays.

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