VIDEO: Ducks Can’t Rally; NHL Fines Chiarot

Photo: AP/Alex Gallardo

By Michael Walters

The Anaheim Ducks hosted the Winnipeg Jets in their annual Black Friday Matinee. John Gibson was in net for Anaheim and Connor Hellebuyck went for the Jets.

First Period

The Anaheim Ducks got off to a bad start as the Winnipeg Jets scored three times in the first five minutes. The first goal was challenged for offsides and overturned, but the Jets scored twice after that. Nikolaj Ehlers scored just 40 seconds in and then he scored at the 4:59 mark to give the Jets the early 2-0 lead. The Jets outshot the Ducks 12-8 in the first period.

Second Period

The Ducks battled back in the middle frame when Francois Beauchemin scored to cut the Jets’ lead in half. His point shot beat Hollebuyck, who was screened on the play. Beauchemin played in place of Kevin Bieksa who was scratched. The Ducks nearly tied the game shortly after, but Bryan Little would score to restore the Jets two-goal lead. A few minutes later the teams gathered at the Winnipeg net and tempers flared. Ben Chiarot hit Corey Perry in the chin with the butt end of his stick. Mark Scheifele was called for roughing, but Chiarot wasn’t called for anything. According to TSN’s Frank Seravalli, Perry needed 20 stitches. The NHL ended up fining Chiarot for $3763.44, which is the maximum allowed under the CBA. Jets held a 3-1 lead after two periods.

Third Period

The Ducks came out strong in the third period, coming close on a few occasions, but they couldn’t buy a goal. Anaheim had one power play chance in the middle of the period, but couldn’t convert. They eventually pulled Gibson for the extra attacker, but the Jets scored an empty net goal and went on to win 4-1.


The Ducks started the game as if they were still in a food coma from Thanksgiving. The Jets scored twice in the opening minute and the Ducks were fortunate one goal was called back for being offsides. The Ducks played better after the first five minutes, but the damage was already done. If Ben Chiarot was called for a five-minute major for high sticking as he should have been in the second period, then maybe the outcome could have been different. The Ducks will have to regroup quickly as they play the Kings tonight.

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November 25th, 2017

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