Hossa, Blackhawks seek rebound effort against Ducks

Marian Hossa and the Chicago Blackhawks look to bounce back from their most recent loss when they entertain the Anaheim Ducks tonight at the United Center.

The Blackhawks dropped 5-4 decision to Colorado in a shootout on Saturday night in the Windy City. Hossa, Jonathan Toews, Jamal Mayers and Michael Frolik all scored in defeat, while Duncan Keith had a pair of assists for Chicago, which got 20 saves from Corey Crawford.

"Every goal was directly our responsibility. ... We can't serve them up like we did," Blackhawks head coach Joel Quenneville said.

Hossa has scored a goal in each of his last four games and is eight markers shy of becoming the 85th player in NHL history to reach 400 goals. He has six points in his last five games for Chicago, which had won two straight and four of five games.

The Blackhawks are in the midst of playing four of five games at home.

Anaheim is kicking off a seven-game, 13-day road trip tonight and has lost two in a row since a four-game winning streak. The seven-game trek is tied for the third-longest in team history.

In Sunday's 5-4 setback versus Phoenix, Ryan Getzlaf scored twice, Lubomir Visnovsky and Kurtis Foster each lit the lamp and Jonas Hiller made 14 saves between the pipes. Dan Ellis also saw time in the crease against the Coyotes and turned aside 16 shots. Phoenix scored three times in the second period.

"That flurry of goals in the second period sunk our hockey club," said Anaheim head coach Randy Carlyle, who will appear in his 500th game as a head coach Tuesday evening. "We had our fair share of scoring chances, but we didn't execute and it cost us."

Carlyle has amassed a 270-172-57 ledger as an NHL head coach and is Anaheim's all-time leader in wins, win percentage and games behind the bench. His squad has killed off 25 of the last 26 opponent power plays and will also visit the Wild, Predators, Blue Jackets, Capitals, Rangers and Red Wings on the trip.

Anaheim went 2-1-1 against the Blackhawks a season ago and is 16-5-3 in this series since the start of the 2005-06 campaign. The Ducks, though, have lost five of their last seven games at the United Center.