Vancouver, BC (SportsNetwork.com) – Corey Perry and Jakob Silfverberg both
scored in the shootout to lift the Anaheim Ducks to a 4-3 win over the
Vancouver Canucks on Thursday.
Perry, the first participant of the shootout, came down the right side,
drifted towards the slot and patiently lifted a shot over a sliding Eddie
Lack. After Vancouver’s first two shooters failed to score, Silfverberg’s
quick wrister over the glove of the Vancouver netminder sealed the win.
Andrew Cogliano and Matt Belesky both lit the lamp, Ryan Getzlaf tallied a
goal and an assist and Frederik Andersen made 25 saves and stopped both
Canucks’ players he faced in the shootout for the Ducks, who snapped a three-
Jannick Hansen and Radim Vrbata both scored and Bo Horvat registered his first
NHL goal for the Canucks, who have dropped two of their last three.
“You have to give the team credit,” Vancouver head coach Willie Desjardins
said. “They came back, it’s not that they didn’t battle.”
Lack made 23 saves in defeat.
Trailing 3-2 in the third period, Getzlaf tipped Sami Vatanen’s blast from the
right point and Belesky was there to backhand the puck into the back of the
net for a tied game with 8:08 left to play.
In overtime, Daniel Sedin had a wide-open net to tap in the puck for the win,
but he missed wide. The Ducks outshot the Canucks by a 5-0 margin, but Lack
stopped each shot to force a shootout.
Silfverberg emerged from behind the net, skated into the slot and slid a
pass to Cogliano, who calmly wristed a shot past Lack from the right side of
the net 37 seconds into the game.
Getzlaf increased Anaheim’s lead to 2-0 with a quick backhander over the glove
of Lack at 13:10 of the first.
Vancouver seized the lead with a three unanswered goals in the second period.
Derek Dorsett drove to the left circle and dished a cross-ice feed to Horvat,
whose wrister found twine 3:08 into second
Hansen’s blast from the left circle tied the game at 11:18 and Vrbata’s
slipped a shot past Andersen for a 3-2 Canucks edge 30 seconds later.
Anaheim is 7-0-1 in its last eight games against Vancouver … Ducks forward
Ryan Kesler returned to Vancouver for the first time since joining the Ducks
in a trade during the summer. He played 10 seasons for the Canucks … Anaheim
defenseman Francois Beauchemin (mumps) and forward Devante Smith-Pelly (upper
body) both returned to the lineup … The Ducks traded defenseman Bryan Allen
in exchange for Montreal forward Rene Bourque.