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Anaheim 4, Tampa Bay 2

Wednesday, 12.14.2005 / 12:00 AM / News
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Anaheim 4, Tampa Bay 2

Anaheim rookie defenseman Francois Beauchemin registered two assists and scored the eventual game-winner to lead the Mighty Ducks over the Tampa Bay Lightning, 4-2, on Wednesday night at the Arrowhead Pond.

The victory was the Ducks’ fifth on home ice in their last six contests.  Anaheim is also 6-2-1 in their last nine games overall.

“We just had a good start and put the pressure on them,” said Beauchemin. 
“We wanted to come out hard tonight and that’s what we did. It got them tired in the end. It was really great for us. I couldn’t have asked for more right now.”

The Ducks went down early in the second period when the Bolts’ Brad Richards (11, Boyle, Lecavalier) beat JS Giguere on the power play at 2:54 of the period. 

Anaheim would strike back with two deflections, less than a minute apart in the second period, to give the Ducks a 2-1 lead.

Todd Marchant (4, S. Niedermayer, Beauchemin) tied the contest at 4:29 of the second period when the center deflected a Scott Niedermayer slap shot past Lightning goaltender John Grahame.

Zenon Konopka (4, Beauchemin, Lupul) broke the tie, on the power play, at 5:12 of the second by tipping home a high shot off the stick of Beauchemin to give the Ducks the 2-1 lead.

In the third period, the Ducks would take a 3-1 lead on Beauchemin's power play goal (2, McDonald, Sykora), his third point of the contest.  The rookie blue-liner crashed the net from his point position to jam a loose puck by Grahame for what would prove to be the game-winner for the Ducks.

“It was just one of those nights where I was able to take the puck to the net,” said Beauchemin.  “We have been working on our power play and it paid off. I just happened to take the puck in and get a goal.”

Vaclav Prospal scored his 14th goal of the season to cut the Ducks' lead to 3-2 at 17:14 of the third period.  It wasn’t enough as center Rob Niedermayer (9, Pahlsson, Carney) added an empty net tally to seal the victory for the Ducks.

“Tonight was our best team effort of the year, said Ducks head coach Randy Carlyle.  “We started to shoot the puck and got some breaks. It was a high-paced hockey game.”

Anaheim will next face the rival Los Angeles Kings at the Arrowhead Pond on Friday at 7:30 PM. 

NOTES: Beauchemin tied a club record for rookie defensemen with his three point effort (1-2=3).  The feat had been achieved three times previously, the last by Mike Crowley on October 21, 1998 vs. Boston…Marchant’s second period goal was his first as a Mighty Duck…Joffrey Lupul has eight points (4-4=8) in his last eight games.

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WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - ANA 82 54 20 8 266 209 116
2 y - COL 82 52 22 8 250 220 112
3 x - STL 82 52 23 7 248 191 111
4 x - SJS 82 51 22 9 249 200 111
5 x - CHI 82 46 21 15 267 220 107
6 x - LAK 82 46 28 8 206 174 100
7 x - MIN 82 43 27 12 207 206 98
8 x - DAL 82 40 31 11 235 228 91
9 PHX 82 37 30 15 216 231 89
10 NSH 82 38 32 12 216 242 88
11 WPG 82 37 35 10 227 237 84
12 VAN 82 36 35 11 196 223 83
13 CGY 82 35 40 7 209 241 77
14 EDM 82 29 44 9 203 270 67

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2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
R. Getzlaf 77 31 56 28 87
C. Perry 81 43 39 32 82
N. Bonino 77 22 27 14 49
M. Perreault 69 18 25 13 43
A. Cogliano 82 21 21 13 42
C. Fowler 70 6 30 15 36
K. Palmieri 71 14 17 9 31
D. Winnik 76 6 24 6 30
H. Lindholm 78 6 24 29 30
S. Koivu 65 11 18 3 29
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
F. Andersen 20 5 0 .923 2.29
J. Hiller 29 13 7 .911 2.48
 


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