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Morning Box Score: Blackhawks Cook Ducks; Bulls Fall In D.C.

By Chuck Sudo in News on Jan 18, 2014 3:30PM


Blackhawks 4, Anaheim 2
The Anaheim Ducks rolled into the United Center Friday night with the best record in the NHL and riding an eight game winning streak. The Blackhawks, who have been struggling of late, reminded the Ducks why they're the defending Stanley Cup champions with a statement game. Marian Hossa scored twice including a short-handed goal and Chicago never looked back. The Hawks also received goals from Kris Versteeg and Bryan Bickell and Corey Crawford saved 19 shots. The Hawks peppered Ducks goalie Jonas Hiller with 35 shots and dictated the tempo of the game throughout to hand Anaheim only their second loss in 19 games.

Washington 96, Bulls 93
The surging Wizards reached the .500 mark for the first time since 2009 thanks to John Wall's 23 points and 11 rebounds. Six Wizards players scored in double figures as Washington tightened their defense and allowed onlyone field goal by the Bulls in the final 5:16 of the game. Kirk Hinrich led the Bulls with 18 points. D.J. Augustin added 16.