ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Jarred Tinordi scored his second goal on a double deflection with 2:42 to play, improbably doubling his career NHL goal total in the Chicago Blackhawks' 3-2 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Saturday night.
Tinordi, a 30-year-old journeyman defenseman, scored just two goals in his first seven seasons before this trip to Honda Center. After scoring Chicago's first goal in the first period, he collected a turnover late in the third and took a shot that glanced off Ducks forward Adam Henrique and then hit the skate of Anaheim's Dmitry Kulikov to beat Anthony Stolarz.
Filip Roos also scored his first NHL goal for the Blackhawks, who haven't lost to Anaheim in eight meetings since Feb. 2, 2019. Patrick Kane ended a three-game scoring drought with two assists, while Arvid Söderblom made 39 saves in his second career victory and just Chicago's second win in eight games.
Troy Terry and Henrique scored first-period goals for the Ducks, who lost their third straight despite dominating long stretches and outshooting the Blackhawks 41-22. Stolarz stopped 19 shots, but Anaheim still hasn't won in regulation at home this season.
The Ducks were sharper from the start, and Terry scored 19 seconds after the opening faceoff on a pass from Trevor Zegras. Henrique then ripped a shot past Söderblom on a 2-on-1 with Terry to score a goal in his first game since the birth of Blake Delphine Henrique, his first child with wife Lauren, early Thursday morning.
Anaheim had an 18-1 shots advantage late in the first period before Tinordi was left unmarked to score his first goal for the Blackhawks, who claimed him off waivers from the Rangers last month. The son of former North Stars captain Mark Tinordi had scored two goals over 122 career games since his debut in March 2013.
Roos tied it early in the second, converting a fat rebound off Stolarz's pads. Exactly one month after his NHL debut, the 23-year-old Swedish defenseman got his first goal in his eighth game with Chicago.
Terry went to the Ducks’ dressing room with six minutes left in the second after taking a nasty fall onto his back when Chicago’s Boris Katchouk clotheslined him from behind, earning a double minor. Anaheim couldn't score on the ensuing advantage, and Terry returned for the third period.
Chicago scratched forward Jason Dickinson, who has a non-COVID-19 illness.
Blackhawks: Host Hurricanes on Monday.
Ducks: Host Red Wings on Tuesday.
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Greg Beacham, The Associated Press