NHL Game Summary - Boston at Anaheim
(Wednesday, January 13th)
Final Score: Anaheim 4, Boston 3
Anaheim, CA (Sports Network) - Steve Eminger pumped in the go-ahead goal in the third period, as the streaking Anaheim Ducks edged the Boston Bruins, 4-3, at Honda Center.
Ryan Getzlaf, Dan Sexton and Matt Beleskey also scored for the Ducks, who have won five games in a row and six straight on home ice. Bobby Ryan and James Wisniewski both collected two assists, and Jonas Hiller made 27 saves in the win.
Although the Ducks were the victors, the club lost right winger Teemu Selanne, who was struck in the face by a deflected puck in the third period.
"Teemu Selanne has a fractured jaw. He will be unavailable for a number of days, weeks here going forward," said Anaheim head coach Randy Carlyle. "He got a puck in the face and it broke a bone in his jaw. It will be surgically repaired tomorrow and we'll have to see what kind of time frame they are going to give us with it."
Marco Sturm, Zdeno Chara and Matt Hunwick each had a goal for Boston, which has lost its last three games and four of five overall. Tuukka Rask stopped 28 shots in defeat.
"I thought we battled hard, especially in the second," Chara said. "We had momentum and played a pretty good game. At the end, we made some mistakes that cost us goals."
Trailing by a goal, Anaheim tied the game when Getzlaf skated down the middle, took a feed from Wisniewski and fired a shot to the top left corner of the net at the 1:59 mark of the third period. It was the 100th NHL goal for the former first-round pick.
Eminger then snuck in from his point position and tapped in a rebound for a 4-3 lead at 8:07.
Anaheim forward Kyle Chipchura was assessed a cross-checking penalty with 1:12 to go in regulation. The Bruins pulled Rask to create a 6-on-4 advantage, but couldn't produce an equalizer.
Sexton opened the scoring on the power play with 46 seconds remaining in the first period. Chara tied the game four minutes into the middle stanza and Hunwick gave Boston the lead three minutes later, one-timing a Mark Recchi pass.
Beleskey evened things up at 11:47, but Boston regained the lead on Sturm's deflection with 6:11 left in the second period.
Recchi had two assists...Both teams are in action on Thursday. The Ducks visit Los Angeles, while Boston travels to San Jose.
01/14 01:44:18 ET