Wednesday, December 13, 2017
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Ducks perfect on power play in win

CALGARY, Alberta — The Ducks remained on a roll with help from their power play.

Corey Perry had a goal and an assist and the Ducks went 3-for-3 with the man advantage in a 6-4 victory over the Flames on Monday.

"We're having fun," Perry said. "Everybody knows their role, everybody's playing their role and everyone's doing the right things. It's working out right now."

At 9-1-1 in its past 11 games, Anaheim has passed San Jose and climbed into second place in the Pacific Division.

Perry tied the score at 3 at 2:15 of the second when he banged a Cam Fowler rebound past Jonas Hiller on the power play. The Ducks went right back to the man advantage and needed only 11 seconds to take the lead for good with the puck going in off the skate of Sami Vatanen at 3:20.

"All of us, we've got to get down, we've got to block some shots and not let them get to our net," Flames captain Mark Giordano said. "There's way too many pucks around our crease. You're going to get burnt if you keep allowing that."

Mike Santorelli scored twice Hamphus Lindholm and Rickard Rakell also scored for Anaheim. The Ducks are 3-1-1 with two games to go on a seven-game road trip.

Jiri Hudler had two goals and an assist to lead Calgary. Johnny Gaudreau had a goal and two assists and Sean Monahan had three assists as the Flames' top line combined for nine points. Dougie Hamilton also scored.

"They made it tough. They're a big team so they keep you on the outside and they push you back, but I felt that scoring four goals at home should be plenty enough to leave the building with two points," Flames coach Bob Hartley said.

Hiller was pulled after Vatanen's goal, leaving with 13 saves on 17 shots. Joni Ortio, in his first NHL action since October, didn't fare much better. He was beaten on the second shot he faced, as Rakell's goal at 12:18 of the second period put Anaheim ahead 5-3.

Calgary rallied within one on Hudler's goal with 7 seconds left in the second, but the Ducks regained their two-goal cushion 51 seconds into the third on Santorelli's second of the game.

Game highlights: Brock Nelson had a goal and an assist to key a three-goal second period as the Islanders beat the Red Wings 4-1 for their fourth straight home victory.

Around the league: The Sabres said left wing Evander Kane won't play tonight against Ottawa after missing practice. Coach Dan Bylsma says Kane attended the NBA All-Star Game Sunday in Toronto and slept in Monday. … Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville said the team expects wing Marian Hossa to miss "a couple of weeks" with a left leg injury, the Chicago Tribune reported. … Coyotes backup goalie Anders Lindback, a former Lightning player, suffered an unspecified off-ice injury before warmups against Canadiens was not available. The team said Lindback will be evaluated today.

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First Period—1, Calgary, Gaudreau 22 (Monahan, Hudler), 5:56 (pp). 2, Anaheim, Lindholm 7, 9:59 (pp). 3, Calgary, D.Hamilton 9 (Monahan), 11:22 (pp). 4, Anaheim, Santorelli 8 (Fowler, Bieksa), 13:48. 5, Calgary, Hudler 8 (Gaudreau, D.Hamilton), 17:05. PenaltiesAnaheim bench, served by Maroon (too many men), 2:48; Getzlaf, Ana (tripping), 5:09; Ferland, Cal (tripping), 8:43; Perron, Ana (holding stick), 11:19; Kesler, Ana (cross-checking), 19:13; Hudler, Cal (cross-checking), 19:13; Perry, Ana (tripping), 20:00.

Second Period6, Anaheim, Perry 22 (Fowler, Getzlaf), 2:15 (pp). 7, Anaheim, Vatanen 7 (Perron, Fowler), 3:20 (pp). 8, Anaheim, Rakell 14 (Perry, Despres), 12:18. 9, Calgary, Hudler 9 (Gaudreau, Monahan), 19:53. PenaltiesGaudreau, Cal (tripping), 1:21; Nakladal, Cal (holding), 3:09; Bieksa, Ana (hooking), 7:52.

Third Period10, Anaheim, Santorelli 9 (Kesler, Manson), :51. PenaltiesNone. Shots on GoalAnaheim 14-9-5—28. Calgary 11-13-13—37. Power-play opportunitiesAnaheim 3 of 3; Calgary 2 of 5. GoaliesAnaheim, Andersen 13-8-6 (37 shots-33 saves). Calgary, Hiller 8-7-1 (17-13), Ortio (3:20 second, 11-9). A19,289 (19,289). T2:32. Referees—Brad Meier, Kevin Pollock. LinesmenMark Wheler, Ryan Gibbons.

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First PeriodNone. PenaltiesTavares, NYI (tripping), 7:41; Zetterberg, Det (tripping), 16:54.

Second Period1, N.Y. Islanders, Nelson 21 (Strome, Boychuk), 8:24. 2, N.Y. Islanders, Bailey 10 (Boychuk, Nelson), 14:57 (pp). 3, N.Y. Islanders, Zidlicky 4 (Clutterbuck, Cizikas), 16:03. PenaltiesHelm, Det (holding), 5:53; Datsyuk, Det (delay of game), 13:19; Strome, NYI (hooking), 16:24; Hickey, NYI (slashing), 19:01.

Third Period4, Detroit, Datsyuk 12 (Nyquist), 9:31. 5, N.Y. Islanders, Strome 7 (Tavares, Leddy), 12:14. PenaltiesNelson, NYI (closing hand on puck), 6:19; Abdelkader, Det (illegal stick), 6:52; Tatar, Det (holding), 13:17. Shots on GoalDetroit 8-11-10—29. N.Y. Islanders 8-16-8—32. Power-play opportunitiesDetroit 0 of 4; N.Y. Islanders 1 of 5. GoaliesDetroit, Howard 7-9-4 (32 shots-28 saves). N.Y. Islanders, Greiss 16-6-2 (29-28). A15,795 (15,795). T2:21. Referees—Garrett Rank, Greg Kimmerly. LinesmenDerek Amell, Scott Cherrey.

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