NHL Game Summary - Vancouver at Anaheim|
(Friday, October 30th)
Final Score: Anaheim 7, Vancouver 2
Anaheim, CA (Sports Network) - Corey Perry and Bobby Ryan each had two goals
and an assist, as the Anaheim Ducks snapped a four-game slide with a 7-2 win
over the Vancouver Canucks.
Joffrey Lupul added a goal and an assist, while James Wisniewski recorded
three helpers for the Ducks, who trailed by two before scoring the final seven
goals of the game.
Jonas Hiller made 36 saves for Anaheim, which had scored nine goals over its
previous four games combined.
"A lot of games we've gotten down and then we've gotten out," Ryan said.
"Tonight, we just found a way to stick with it and battle through. We did the
things that we need to do to score goals and it was a nice night for it. Guys
came out and answered the bell when we needed it."
Andrew Raycroft got the start in net for Vancouver and let in four goals on 22
shots over the first two periods. Cory Schneider allowed three tallies on 12
shots the rest of the way for the Canucks, who were coming off a shootout win
at Los Angeles on Thursday.
Steve Bernier got the Canucks on the board just 1:06 into the game, and they
struck again a few minutes later while on the power play. Hiller stopped Mason
Raymond's shot, but the puck bled through and across the goal line at the 4:39
But the Ducks got a goal back, Perry's first of the game, with 3:29 left in
the opening period, and then surged in the second frame.
George Parros netted the equalizer at 2:29, when he scooped up a rebound by
the left side of the crease and managed to stuff it past Raycroft.
Mike Brown's first goal of the season, a shorthanded tally, put Anaheim ahead
with 3:45 left in the period. About two minutes later while on the power play,
the Ducks pushed their lead to two. Perry got the puck in front of the crease
and a sprawled Raycroft, then slid it past the goaltender's pad by the right
Schneider replaced Raycroft between the pipes in the third period, but let in
a pair of early goals as Anaheim turned the contest into a runaway. On another
power play, Ryan Getzlaf sent a cross-ice pass to the left circle, and Ryan
blasted a one-timer past Schneider at 3:32 to make it a 5-2 contest.
"What really hurt us tonight was our power play," Canucks head coach Alain
Vigneault said. "After being really good on our first opportunity, the
momentum shifted when they scored the short-handed goal. And their power play
after that just finished us off. We didn't seem to have enough to battle
Ryan lit the lamp again less than three minutes later for a four-goal lead,
and the Ducks cruised from there. Lupul's tally, a freak shot that caromed off
the boards into the open net, came with 1:13 to play.
Anaheim was 2-for-2 on the power play, while Vancouver was 1-for-4...Getzlaf
and Ryan Carter each had two assists for the Ducks, who got just their second
home win of the season. They are 2-5 at Honda Center this season...Anaheim was
2-1-1 against Vancouver last season.
10/31 01:44:01 ET