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There was a lot of hype and expectation coming for the Ducks and Blackhawks game on Wednesday. Chicago is the number one team in the NHL and Anaheim is close behind at number two. After another come from behind 4-2 victory over Chicago, the Ducks are looking to take that number one spot.
With the win, Anaheim is only three points back from Chicago and they are the only team to have beaten Chicago twice this season.
"They’ve made a statement to run away with it so far, and we’ve quietly just gone about our business," Bobby Ryan said. "This is the first game the media has really hyped what we’ve done. And we’re ok with that. To be three points back with a game in hand is huge.”
It was a battle you don't usually see in the regular season. This one was late round Stanley Cup playoff worthy. For the largest crowd ever at Honda Center at 17,610 people, nearly 500 who had to stand for the whole thing, the game did not disappoint.
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