Blackhawks vs. Ducks: Game 1 Score and Twitter Reaction from 2015 NHL Playoffs

May 17th, 2015 by Matt Fitzgerald Leave a reply »

The Anaheim Ducks seized momentum Sunday with a 4-1 victory in Game 1 of the Western Conference Final against the Chicago Blackhawks, protecting their home ice at the Honda Center.

Even though the Blackhawks outshot the Ducks 16-7 in the opening period, it was Anaheim that got on the board first. Hampus Lindholm lit the lamp at the 8:48 mark to give the Ducks a big boost.

Lindholm's shot was quite a nifty one-timer that benefited from a screen in front, highlights courtesy of the NHL's official Twitter account:

Ducks goaltender Frederik Andersen did extremely well not to let anything past him in the first 20 minutes. The mighty Patrick Kane had a golden opportunity to notch the first goal in the series, only to be denied on a sensational stick save by Andersen.

The NHL's official Twitter account had an appropriate reaction in providing footage of Andersen's bold stop:

Plays like the one above only fueled Anaheim to push the lead further, which it did in the second on right winger Kyle Palmieri's goal at 4:17.

Late in the second, with just 40 seconds remaining be ...

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