Ducks 6, Predators 3

Thursday, 03.23.2006 / 9:00 PM PT / News
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Ducks 6, Predators 3

ANAHEIM, Calif. - Teemu Selanne and Andy McDonald each tallied twice and rookie Ryan Getzlaf picked up a four helpers to lead the Ducks over the Nashville Predators 6-3 on Friday night at the Arrowhead Pond.

The Ducks have now won eight of their last nine games and have moved into sole possession of fifth place in the Western Conference with 83 points.

For the third straight game the Ducks spotted their opponent a lead when Predators leading goal scorer Steve Sullivan (31, Sillinger) broke in alone and beat JS Giguere over his left shoulder.  The goal was Sullivan’s 31st goal of the season at 6:35 of the first period.

Anaheim drew even late in the period when Selanne (30, Getzlaf) got his first of the game, a power play goal at 17:42.  Selanne walked in from the left half-board and fired a wrist shot past Predator netminder Tomas Vokoun.

Chris Kunitz (15, Perry, Getzlaf) scored on the power play to give the Ducks a 2-1 lead to open the second period at 1:48.  Corey Perry slipped a backhand pass from the side of the net to Kunitz who shot the puck into the open net for his 15th of the season.

Selanne (31, Fedoruk) tallied his second goal of the game at 12:14 and Corey Perry (10, Getzlaf, Kunitz) scored his tenth on the season at 12:39 of the second period to break the game open for the Ducks with a 4-1 lead.

McDonald (27, Fedoruk, Selanne) capped a four-goal second period for the Ducks with his 27th goal of the year at 18:08 of the second period to give the Ducks a 5-1 lead.

The Preds' Adam Hall (13, Zidlicky, Sullivan) scored a power play goal at 8:39 of the third period to cut the Anaheim lead to 5-2.

McDonald scored his second of the game on the power play at 16:22 of the third period to give the Ducks a 6-2 lead.

Jordan Tootoo (4, Witt, Hamhuis) scored a late goal for Nashville at 19:28 of the third to get one more back for the Preds to make it 6-3.

The Ducks face the Phoenix Coyotes tomorrow night at Glendale Arena.

NOTES: The Ducks have won five straight games, their longest winning streak of the season.  The Ducks are also 8-1-0 in their last nine, 11-2-1 in their last 14, and 15-4-2 last 21.  Since Thanksgiving (Nov. 24), the Ducks are 28-10-8 overall.  The Ducks are 16-4-3 in their last 23 home games… Ryan Getzlaf’s four assists set a rookie club record for assists in a game.  Getzlaf has 1-5=6 points in the last two games…This is Selanne’s eighth 30-goal season of his career, and the first since 2000-2001.

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STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 x - ANA 78 49 22 7 227 216 105
2 x - NSH 78 47 22 9 224 193 103
3 STL 76 46 23 7 229 190 99
4 CHI 76 46 24 6 217 176 98
5 MIN 76 44 25 7 219 186 95
6 VAN 77 45 27 5 224 208 95
7 CGY 77 42 28 7 229 204 91
8 WPG 77 39 26 12 217 204 90
9 LAK 76 37 25 14 201 192 88
10 DAL 77 37 30 10 239 248 84
11 SJS 76 37 30 9 212 215 83
12 COL 76 35 29 12 206 213 82
13 EDM 76 23 40 13 185 255 59
14 ARI 77 23 46 8 161 256 54

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
R. Getzlaf 75 24 44 13 68
C. Perry 63 32 20 15 52
R. Kesler 78 20 27 -2 47
S. Vatanen 63 12 25 6 37
J. Silfverberg 77 12 23 12 35
P. Maroon 69 9 25 -4 34
J. Wisniewski 66 8 26 -14 34
C. Fowler 76 7 27 5 34
H. Lindholm 74 7 26 23 33
M. Beleskey 63 22 10 15 32
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
F. Andersen 33 11 5 .914 2.40
J. Gibson 13 7 0 .916 2.58


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