NHL Game Summary - Edmonton at Anaheim
(Friday, March 9th)
Final Score: Anaheim 5, Edmonton 1
Anaheim, CA (Sports Network) - Ryan Getzlaf had two goals and an assist to help the Anaheim Ducks to a 5-1 win over the Edmonton Oilers at the Honda Center.
Dustin Penner and Corey Perry each had a goal and an assist and Scott Niedermayer had two helpers for the Ducks, who have won four straight and six of seven.
Ilya Bryzgalov made 28 saves for Anaheim, which is currently the second-seed in the Western Conference with 93 points.
Toby Petersen scored the lone goal and for the Oilers, who have lost six straight and 10 of their last 12 overall. Jussi Markkanen started the game in net, but was pulled after giving up a goal 1:18 into the contest. Dwayne Roloson finished in net and stopped 27 shots.
The Ducks drew first blood in the game just 1:18 in when Getzlaf scored a power-play goal, his 22nd goal of the season, for a 1-0 lead.
Bryzgalov needed to make just five saves to keep Edmonton off the board in the first period.
Anaheim increased its lead to 2-0 when Perry's wraparound from the left side hit off the back of Roloson and went into the net at the 1:53 mark of the second.
The Ducks took a 3-0 lead after Niedermayer sent a pass from the right circle to the slot where Getzlaf one-timed it into the net 5:33 into the second.
Edmonton, though, got one back when Petersen snapped a wrist shot from the left circle over the right shoulder of Bryzgalov at the 10:57 mark of the second.
However, Anaheim regained its three-goal advantage when Penner stuffed the puck in during a scrum in front of the net with 1:50 left in the second.
Andy McDonald's 20th goal of the season with 2:06 to play accounted for the final score of the contest.
Edmonton plays in San Jose on Sunday...Anaheim hosts Vancouver on Sunday...Anaheim finished 2-for-5 on the power play while Edmonton failed to score on its one man advantage.
03/10 00:50:31 ET