NHL Game Summary - Vancouver at Anaheim
(Wednesday, March 11th)
Final Score: Anaheim 4, Vancouver 3 (OT)
Anaheim, CA (Sports Network) - Scott Niedermayer scored in overtime to win it, and the Anaheim Ducks edged the Vancouver Canucks, 4-3, at Honda Center.
Teemu Selanne, Petteri Nokelainen and Ryan Getzlaf also scored for the Ducks, who snapped a three-game losing streak and a four-game skid at home. Jonas Hiller made 32 saves to earn his 15th win of the season.
Alex Burrows, Ryan Kesler and Kyle Wellwood each notched a goal for the Canucks, who have lost two straight after winning four straight. Roberto Luongo got the loss after stopping 37-of-41 shots.
With a 3-on-3 situation in overtime, the Ducks took advantage of the open ice. Chris Pronger dished across the ice to Niedermayer, who went in all alone on net, beating Luongo stick side with 1:23 left to seal the win.
Selanne got the Ducks on the board late in the first, skating unchallenged to the slot and depositing the puck under Luongo with 2:25 remaining until intermission.
Getzlaf gave Anaheim a 2-0 lead at the 6:26 mark of the second, but a pair of Vancouver goals in 50 seconds tied the game.
Burrows made it 2-1 on his 20th goal of the year with 10:13 to go in the period, and Pavol Demitra later fed Wellwood for a one-timer out in front that snuck past Hiller to tie the game.
Anaheim regained the lead less than three minutes later. Erik Christensen's slapshot produced a big rebound in the left circle, and Nokelainen was there for the easy score at 13:21 for a 3-2 margin.
Christensen appeared to give the Ducks a 4-2 lead late in the second, but goaltender interference was called, and the goal was waved off.
The call proved to be costly, as the Canucks equalized the game late in the third. Demitra fed the puck out in front of the net for Sundin, whose shot was blocked by Hiller. The rebound went right to Kesler, who scored with 4:58 left in the game.
A late Anaheim power play failed, and the game went to overtime.
The Canucks still lead the season series, 2-1...Despite the loss, Vancouver has won 12-of-16 contests...Anaheim improved to 16-15-3 at home, while the Canucks fell to 16-12-5 on the road.
03/12 01:04:20 ET