Blackhawks Game 3 Notes For Thursday vs. Anaheim
* The Blackhawks defeated the Ducks, 3-2, in triple overtime Tuesday night, evening up this matchup at a game apiece, and becoming the first team to beat Anaheim at Honda Center since the regular season. The game lasted 116:12, marking the longest game in Blackhawks franchise history.
* Anaheim has been tied 1-1 in a best-of-seven six times previously, winning half of those matchups. However, the Ducks have dropped each of the last three series when splitting the first two tilts (2009 vs. Red Wings, 2011 vs. Predators, 2013 vs. Red Wings).
* Chicago has a series record of 18-12 all-time when entering Game 3 of a best-of-seven after splitting the first two contests. The Blackhawks are 9-0 during the 2015 postseason when netting at least three markers (0-3 in all other games).
* Including a 1-0 triumph during the 2014-15 regular season, the Ducks have won four of their last five games vs. the Blackhawks at United Center, with all those victories coming by a single tally (two in shootouts). Tonight marks the first time these clubs will face off against each other in Chicago during the playoffs.
* Corey Perry lit the lamp Tuesday night, becoming just the second Duck in franchise history to net at least 30 postseason goals (Teemu Selanne – 35). Perry leads all Western Conference skaters with eight markers and 16 points during this year’s playoffs.
* Dating to the beginning of the 2013 playoffs, Corey Crawford is 33-17 in 50 starts between the pipes – the most wins of any NHL netminder during that span. Crawford stopped 60 shots in Game 3 – the most by any goalie in a single postseason tilt since Marty Turco (Dallas) turned aside 61 in a four-overtime win over the Sharks in the 2008 playoffs.
* Chicago is 3-0 in overtime tilts during this year’s playoffs. The Blackhawks have won 15 postseason overtime games all-time – tied with Detroit for most of any team (since 1926-27).