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Friday, 01.6.2006 / 9:00 PM PT / News
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Wild 4, Ducks 1
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Manny Fernandez made 22 saves and matched his career high with his sixth straight victory in the Minnesota Wild's 4-1 win over the Anaheim Mighty Ducks on Saturday night.

Marian Gaborik and Todd White each had a goal and an assist to help the Wild win for the ninth time in their last 13 games and move past Anaheim into ninth place in the Western Conference standings.

Randy Robitaille scored the go-ahead goal, and Derek Boogaard also scored for the Wild, 1-1 on their seven-game homestand.

Fernandez, who had an assist in the third period, also won six consecutive games from Dec. 17, 2001, to Jan. 10, 2002, and from Oct. 11-29, 2002. He entered the game leading the NHL in goals-against average (2.02) and save percentage (93.1).

Todd Fedoruk scored for the Mighty Ducks, who finished a five-game trip 2-3. Ilja Bryzgalov stopped 32 shots and lost for just the third time in his last nine starts.

Anaheim, coming off a 4-3 shootout loss Friday night in Dallas in which it blew a 3-0 lead after the first period, trailed 2-1 after two periods and gave up two quick goals in the third to end any thoughts of a comeback.

Gaborik put Minnesota up 3-1 when he took a nifty blue line-to-blue line pass from Stephane Veilleux and knocked a low wrist shot from the slot past Bryzgalov 2:26 into the third.

The Wild quickly got another goal when Fernandez fired an outlet pass to Gaborik, who dropped off a pass to a streaking White. White deked Anaheim's Ruslan Salei before beating Bryzgalov from the left circle at 3:22.

Minnesota improved to 16-0-0 this season when scoring four or more goals. The Wild are 4-18-4 when they score three goals or fewer.

Robitaille's ninth goal, with 5:42 left in the first period, gave Minnesota a 2-1 lead.

Boogaard, a rookie left wing, put Minnesota up 1-0 at 9:08 of the first period when he collected Brent Burns' long pass off the boards and backhanded a shot past an out-of-position Bryzgalov. It was Boogaard's second goal of the season and first since Oct. 19 against San Jose.

The Mighty Ducks answered a little more than 2 minutes later. Fedoruk corralled the rebound from Andy McDonald's slap shot and easily slipped a backhanded past Fernandez.

Notes: Minnesota forward Pierre-Marc Bouchard missed the game because of a a strained neck. Bouchard was injured Thursday night in a loss to Colorado. ... Anaheim center Rob Neidermayer missed his second straight game because of a mild concussion. ... The Mighty Ducks have allowed 29 second-period goals, the fewest in the NHL. ... Wild center Brian Rolston's seven-game point streak ended.

Click here for the official score sheet from tonight's contest.

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STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - DAL 82 50 23 9 267 230 109
2 x - STL 82 49 24 9 224 201 107
3 x - CHI 82 47 26 9 235 209 103
4 y - ANA 82 46 25 11 218 192 103
5 x - LAK 82 48 28 6 225 195 102
6 x - SJS 82 46 30 6 241 210 98
7 x - NSH 82 41 27 14 228 215 96
8 x - MIN 82 38 33 11 216 206 87
9 COL 82 39 39 4 216 240 82
10 ARI 82 35 39 8 209 245 78
11 WPG 82 35 39 8 215 239 78
12 CGY 82 35 40 7 231 260 77
13 VAN 82 31 38 13 191 243 75
14 EDM 82 31 43 8 203 245 70

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
R. Getzlaf 77 13 50 14 63
C. Perry 82 34 28 2 62
R. Kesler 79 21 32 5 53
R. Rakell 72 20 23 -1 43
J. Silfverberg 82 20 19 8 39
S. Vatanen 71 9 29 8 38
A. Cogliano 82 9 23 2 32
H. Lindholm 80 10 18 7 28
C. Fowler 69 5 23 -8 28
C. Stewart 56 8 12 2 20
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Gibson 21 13 4 .920 2.07
A. Khudobin 3 3 0 .909 2.70


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