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03/31/2013
FINAL OT
1 2 3 OT T
ANA 0 0 1 0 1
30 SHOTS 18
29 FACEOFFS 34
28 HITS 21
2 PIM 4
0/2 PP 0/1
1 GIVEAWAYS 7
5 TAKEAWAYS 7
7 BLOCKED SHOTS 14
         

Ducks Earn Point in 2-1 Overtime Loss in Columbus

Sunday, 03.31.2013 / 9:22 PM

After taking down the Western Conference-leading Blackhawks on Friday, the Ducks battled hard and earned a point in a 2-1 overtime loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets at Nationwide Arena.

Mark Letestu set up the only goal in regulation and scored the game-winner in overtime, and Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 29 of 30 shots in 17 in the third period for the win.

Jonas Hiller stopped 16 of 18 shots, earning a point for the Ducks who still remain second in the Conference and first in the Pacific Division.

The Ducks dominated the final 20 minutes of regulation, outshooting the Blue Jackets 17-1. After controlling the play in the offensive zone, Etem snapped a shot past Bobrovsky to tie the game, 1-1, at 5:55. The goal was Etem's third of his career in a game in which he also delivered five hits.

The game pitted two of the NHL's hottest teams over the past few weeks. The Ducks came in 16-5-3 for 35 points in their last 24 games, while the Blue Jackets were 9-2-5 over their last 16 to climb from 30th to the middle of the playoff hunt.

The victory improved the Blue Jackets to 9-0-3 in their last 12 games on home ice and gave them points in 15 of their last 17 games (10-2-5) to crawl into playoff contention in the Western Conference.

Anaheim concludes its four-game road trip in Dallas tomorrow night as they take on the Stars, who lost at home to the Kings 3-2 tonight.

After tomorrow's game, the Ducks will play five consecutive games at Honda Center beginning with two against the Stars.

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