Ryan Getzlaf, captain of the Anaheim Ducks, made the plays to set up late third-period goals by Bobby Ryan and Teemu Selanne Wednesday just 64 seconds apart in a dramatic 4-2 triumph over the NHL-leading Chicago Blackhawks.
It was the Ducks' 13th consecutive home win (a franchise record) and members of the team were heaping praise on Getzlaf for his efforts. Ryan finished off a rebound created by Getzlaf's shot at 14:33 of the third and Selanne broke a nine-game scoring drought by putting the center's pass by Chicago goalie Corey Crawford for the lead to send much of an announced 17,610 spectators into delirium. "In the third period, (Getzlaf) took over when you need your leader to," Ryan said. "Teemu and I reaped some rewards. It was nice."