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The Chicago Blackhawks escaped with a 3-2 shootout win the last time they played the Anaheim Ducks, and Anaheim is the first half of a back-to-back to close out the Hawks' road trip.
Ryan Getzlaf, Teemu Selanne and Corey Perry played the Hawks well last time these two faced each other, but the Hawks have the benefit of watching film and seeing what mistakes were made in order to not make the same ones when these two teams face off for a second time in the 2011-12 season.
Despite Jonas Hiller's impressive game resulting in a loss last time Anaheim and Chicago played, Hiller hasn't had the most ideal start to the season.
The Hawks have been clicking on all cylinders prior to the start of the six-game road trip, and I expect them to continue to develop chemistry and build off their previous mistakes.
If Corey Crawford is the Hawks' goalie against Anaheim, I'm predicting a shutout. He's due for one. However, it wouldn't surprise me if Joel Quenneville gave Ray Emery the start against his former team, especially considering it's an early game (4 pm) on the west coast and the first of back-to-backs.
Prediction: Blackhawks 2, Ducks 0