NHL Game Summary - Calgary at Anaheim
(Sunday, January 17th)
Final Score: Anaheim 5, Calgary 4
Anaheim, CA (Sports Network) - Bobby Ryan scored the go-ahead goal in the third period as the Ducks edged Calgary, 5-4, to notch their 11th straight home victory over the Flames.
Corey Perry also scored in the third period for Anaheim, which has won six of seven overall and seven straight at Honda Center. Dan Sexton chipped in a goal and an assist. Evgeny Artyukhin also lit the lamp, while Troy Bodie scored his first NHL goal.
Jonas Hiller stopped 33 shots for the Ducks, who beat the Flames for a fourth straight time.
"It was nip and tuck, every inch and every bounce," Ducks coach Randy Carlyle said. "It was one those games where in the beginning I thought it might be a 6-5 or 8-7 game. We found a way. Once we got settled down in the third, our big guys delivered for us."
Curtis Glencross, Olli Jokinen, Mark Giordano and Jamie Lundmark scored for the Flames, who have lost a season-high four in a row. Curtis McElhinney made 21 stops in defeat.
"We had the goal output for sure. It's disappointing, my performance," McElhinney said. "I feel that way. I would have liked a better showing. I feel bad that I let the boys down tonight; they had four goals for me."
Glencross gave the Flames a 4-3 edge at 9:19 with a backhander on a breakaway, but Perry evened the contest again 7:10 into the third by converting a rebound in front.
Ryan then wristed a shot from the right circle into the net with 7:17 remaining, and the Ducks were able to kill off a hooking penalty by Perry with a minute remaining.
The Flames were able to pull their goaltender for the extra attacker and had numerous chances to tie the game. Glencross had the puck near the net on the left side, but Hiller stacked his pads. Giordano's shot from the slot in the waning seconds was blocked.
Jokinen converted a breakaway into a score on a backhander 7:05 into the game, but the Ducks scored three in a row to assume the lead. Sexton's tip-in on the power play at 8:40 tied it before Artyukhin and Bodie lit the lamp 32 seconds apart.
Artyukhin's goal at 16:59 came on a shot from the bottom of the left circle. Bodie was credited with his first tally on a deflection in front. Kyle Chipchura sent the puck from the right boards to the front and the puck caromed off the skate of Bodie and into the net.
Lundmark scored with 16 seconds left in the first, and the Flames tied the game 3:56 into the second on Giordano's breakaway goal just after he came out of the penalty box.
Anaheim will conclude its two-game homestand with a contest vs. Buffalo on Tuesday before embarking on a season-high six-game road trip...Anaheim hasn't lost at home to the Flames since January 19, 2004...Jarome Iginla had an assist. He is one helper away from tying Theo Fleury for second-most among the Flames all-time assist leaders (466)...Before this game, Calgary had a 20-0-1 record when leading after two periods.
01/17 23:41:35 ET