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Blackhawks' Antoine Vermette nets 2OT goal to beat Ducks

Sun, 24 May 2015 15:32:57 +0000

Cesar Tordesillas - 4E Sports Contributor

Chicago, IL, United States (4E Sports) - Antoine Vermette scored at 5:37 of a second overtime to propel the Chicago Blackhawks over the Anaheim Ducks, 5-4 Saturday at United Center.

The Western Conference finals series is now 2-all.

Vermette was stopped on his first try in front but stayed with the rebound before shooting it over Frederik Andersen.

Blackhawks star Patrick Kane scored on a power play at 12:39 of the third to tie the game at four.

Down 3-1 with just over 12 minutes left, the Ducks scored three straight in a span of 37 seconds to overtake the Blackhawks.

Ryan Kesler scored at 8:42 before Matt Beleskey slotted in a wrist shot that tied the game at three at 9:05. Corey Perry then capped the run with a rebound shot at 9:19.

Jonathan Toews ' wrist shot at 2:38 of the third put the Blackhawks up 2-1, and Brent Seabrook made it 3-1 on a slap shot five minutes later.

Emerson Etem made it 1-all at 18:14 of the second after Brandon Saad blasted the puck into the upper right corner to beat Andersen to put the Blackhawks up 1-0 late in the first.

Saad also had two assists, Toews added an assist and Corey Crawford finished with 47 saves for the Blackhawks.

Andersen made 35 saves for the Ducks.

Game 5 is Monday in Anaheim.

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