Vancouver Too Much for Anaheim on Wednesday Night

Wednesday, 09.28.2005 / 9:00 PM PT / News
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Vancouver Too Much for Anaheim on Wednesday Night

Steve McCarthy scored the go-ahead goal on a power-play with 9:22 remaining, and the Vancouver Canucks beat the Mighty Ducks 2-1 in pre-season play Wednesday night.

McCarthy took advantage of one of the NHL's new rules after a delay-of-game penalty against Anaheim defenceman Aaron Rome. Just 11 seconds after the Ducks finished killing off a hooking penalty against Zenon Konopka, Rome cleared the puck into the stands from his own zone and was whistled for the infraction.

McCarthy connected on a 45-foot slap shot from the slot, snapping a 1-1 tie. Ryan Kesler scored on another power play with 5:15 to play while Jason Marshall was off for hooking.

The Canucks (1-2-2), who were 3-for-11 on the power play, opened the scoring the first time they had the man-advantage. Markus Naslund went for the far corner and beat Jean-Sebastien Giguere low to the stick side with a 20-foor wrist shot from the right circle eight seconds after Konopka was sent off for holding early in the first period.

The Ducks (2-3-1), who weathered a two-man advantage Vancouver had for almost 1 1/2 minutes, tied it during a power play with just over 3 1/2 minutes remaining in the opening period after Vancouver defenceman Ed Jovanovski put a jarring check on Corey Perry behind the net and was sent off for boarding. Teemu Selanne beat Brent Johnson from short range, one-timing Ryan Getzlaf's pass from behind the goal line.

Both goalies played throughout, with Johnson making 26 saves and Giguere 20.

Anaheim again played without Petr Sykora, who has appeared in only one of the first six pre-season games because of stiffness in his lower back.

Only 13 players remain on the Ducks' roster from the 29 who played for them during the 2003-04 season, which preceded a yearlong lockout. The Canucks' roster still has 17 of the 27 players who saw action for them in the last season.

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WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - ANA 82 51 24 7 236 226 109
2 y - STL 82 51 24 7 248 201 109
3 x - NSH 82 47 25 10 232 208 104
4 x - CHI 82 48 28 6 229 189 102
5 x - VAN 82 48 29 5 242 222 101
6 x - MIN 82 46 28 8 231 201 100
7 x - WPG 82 43 26 13 230 210 99
8 x - CGY 82 45 30 7 241 216 97
9 LAK 82 40 27 15 220 205 95
10 DAL 82 41 31 10 261 260 92
11 COL 82 39 31 12 219 227 90
12 SJS 82 40 33 9 228 232 89
13 EDM 82 24 44 14 198 283 62
14 ARI 82 24 50 8 170 272 56

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SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
C. Perry 4 3 4 3 7
J. Silfverberg 4 2 4 5 6
R. Kesler 4 3 2 2 5
S. Vatanen 4 2 3 4 5
R. Getzlaf 4 1 3 3 4
A. Cogliano 4 1 3 4 4
P. Maroon 4 1 2 2 3
H. Lindholm 4 0 3 1 3
C. Fowler 4 1 1 2 2
S. Despres 4 0 2 1 2
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
F. Andersen 4 0 0 .924 2.20


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