Previous Game: Etem, Perry Lead Ducks Past Sabres

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Previous Game: Etem, Perry Lead Ducks Past Sabres
BUFFALO \u2013 Emerson Etem and Corey Perry each scored two goals to lead the Anaheim Ducks to a 6-3 win against the Buffalo Sabres at First Niagara Center on Saturday night. The victory improved the Ducks to 11-3-1 on the season, and 4-2-1 on their eight-game road trip that concludes on Monday night at Madison Square Garden.
BUFFALO – Emerson Etem and Corey Perry each scored two goals to lead the Anaheim Ducks to a 6-3 win against the Buffalo Sabres at First Niagara Center on Saturday night. The victory improved the Ducks to 11-3-1 on the season, and 4-2-1 on their eight-game road trip that concludes on Monday night at Madison Square Garden.

After a scoreless first period, the Sabres got on the board first at 7:15 of the second when Cody Hodgson scored on the power play, his fifth goal of the season.

The lead was short-lived, however, as Ryan Getzlaf scored his sixth of the season at 9:42 to make it a 1-1 game.

Defenseman Sami Vatanen gave the Ducks a 2-1 lead when he fired home a wrist shot from the slot at 15:18 of the second, his first goal of the season. Emerson Etem followed that up 34 seconds later with his third of the season to make it 3-1.

"We knew it wasn’t going to be easy," Etem said. "Buffalo is a great team. They’re young and fast. We just wanted to make sure we got on them right away, and that’s what we did. They were with us for a while, but I think our system kicked in and we played solid hockey, and we were able to battle it out."

Corey Perry and Etem scored 39 seconds apart in the third period at to make it a 5-1 game. Perry beat Jhonas Enroth at 4:50 before Etem put Anaheim up by four goals at 5:29. It was Etem's first career multi-goal game. The Ducks went on to score five unanswered goals before Henrik Tallinder made the score 5-2.

"Our goal each and every game is to have a good start, and I don’t think we did that tonight," Etem said. "Couple things we need to work on, but I’m proud of how the guys battled back."

Tallinder and Tyler Myers each scored their first of the season to cut the lead to 5-3, but Perry’s second goal of the night, and team-leading eighth on the season, at 15:38 on a breakaway put the game away.

Ducks goalie Jonas Hiller made 14 saves to earn his sixth win of the season. Enroth stopped 23 shots in the loss.

For the Sabres, the loss is their fourth in a row and they fell to a League-worst 2-13-1 record. They’ll head to the west coast to face the San Jose Sharks on Tuesday night.

The Ducks (11-3-1) conclude their eight-game road trip on Monday against the New York Rangers.

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STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 y - ANA 79 50 22 7 232 217 107
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 SJS 77 38 30 9 217 216 85
11 DAL 77 37 30 10 239 248 84
12 COL 77 35 30 12 207 218 82
13 EDM 77 23 41 13 186 260 59
14 ARI 77 23 46 8 161 256 54

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
R. Getzlaf 76 24 44 14 68
C. Perry 64 33 20 16 53
R. Kesler 78 20 27 -2 47
J. Silfverberg 78 12 26 14 38
S. Vatanen 64 12 25 6 37
P. Maroon 70 9 25 -4 34
C. Fowler 77 7 27 5 34
H. Lindholm 75 7 27 27 34
M. Beleskey 63 22 10 15 32
R. Rakell 68 8 22 8 30
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
F. Andersen 34 11 5 .914 2.37
J. Gibson 13 7 0 .916 2.58

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