Final Score: Anaheim 9, Vancouver 1
Anaheim, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Teemu Selanne, Corey Perry and Nick Bonino
each scored two goals in the Anaheim Ducks' 9-1 thrashing of the Vancouver
Canucks at Honda Center.
The Ducks set a club record for goals and power-play goals (6) in a single
Perry added two assists for Anaheim, which has won eight straight and 18 of
its last 19 games. The Ducks won their 10th straight home game and are 20-0-2
at Honda Center this season.
Frederik Andersen got the start in net for an ill Jonas Hiller and made 31
saves. Hiller is tied for the second-longest winning streak in a single NHL
season with 14 consecutive victories.
The Canucks have dropped seven of eight.
"Their power play kind of put the game away for them and the game kind of got
away from us from there," said Vancouver defenseman Dan Hamhuis.
Joacim Eriksson's NHL debut will be memorable, but for all the wrong reasons
as he allowed six goals on 31 shots in relief of Eddie Lack.
Both of Perry's goals were deflected in by Vancouver defensemen and his second
made it 7-1 at 10:54 of the third period.
The Canucks, clearly frustrated by the lopsided score, were down two men for
the final 7:11 of the game after forwards Jannik Hansen and Tom Sestito were
both given instigator penalties, fighting majors and game misconducts.
Selanne and Sami Vatanen lit the lamp on the lengthy 5-on-3 power play.
"We didn't want to finish the game like that," Selanne said. "I know there
were a couple of guys who had a chance to get a hat trick, but it's almost
embarrassing to even try."
Andrew Cogliano opened the scoring 4:27 into the contest, collecting Jakob
Silfverberg's pass while skating down the slot and beating Lack on the blocker
Selanne made it 2-0 when he deflected Vatanen's one-time blast on a power play
with 2:03 remaining in the first period.
Perry had his sharp-angle shot go in off an opponent's stick at 3:58 of the
second period, prompting a goalie swap.
Bonino then struck twice on the power play and Silfverberg also scored on a
man advantage to give Anaheim a 6-0 lead before Zack Kassian put home a
rebound before the second-period horn.
The Ducks joined the 1967-68 Montreal Canadiens as the only teams in NHL
history to win 18-of-19 games ... The Ducks matched the NHL's third-longest
home point streak to start a season ... Anaheim captain Ryan Getzlaf returned
to the lineup after missing the last game with a lower-body injury. He
collected two assists, including the 400th of his career ... The Ducks were
6-for-11 on the power play ... Lack stopped 10 shots.
01/16 02:17:53 ET
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