Ducks Earn Point in 2-1 Overtime Loss in Columbus

Associated Press | Sunday, 03.31.2013 / 9:22 PM

After taking down the Western Conference-leading Blackhawks on Friday, the Ducks battled hard and earned a point in a 2-1 overtime loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets at Nationwide Arena.

Mark Letestu set up the only goal in regulation and scored the game-winner in overtime, and Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 29 of 30 shots in 17 in the third period for the win.

Jonas Hiller stopped 16 of 18 shots, earning a point for the Ducks who still remain second in the Conference and first in the Pacific Division.

The Ducks dominated the final 20 minutes of regulation, outshooting the Blue Jackets 17-1. After controlling the play in the offensive zone, Etem snapped a shot past Bobrovsky to tie the game, 1-1, at 5:55. The goal was Etem's third of his career in a game in which he also delivered five hits.

The game pitted two of the NHL's hottest teams over the past few weeks. The Ducks came in 16-5-3 for 35 points in their last 24 games, while the Blue Jackets were 9-2-5 over their last 16 to climb from 30th to the middle of the playoff hunt.

The victory improved the Blue Jackets to 9-0-3 in their last 12 games on home ice and gave them points in 15 of their last 17 games (10-2-5) to crawl into playoff contention in the Western Conference.

Anaheim concludes its four-game road trip in Dallas tomorrow night as they take on the Stars, who lost at home to the Kings 3-2 tonight.

After tomorrow's game, the Ducks will play five consecutive games at Honda Center beginning with two against the Stars.

Scoring Summary
1st Period
2nd Period
09:34CBJ Derick Brassard (7) ASST: Mark Letestu (11), Vinny Prospal (11) 1 - 0 CBJ
3rd Period
05:55ANA Emerson Etem (3) ASST: Andrew Cogliano (9), Bryan Allen (5) 1 - 1 Tie
OT Period
04:00CBJ Mark Letestu (9) ASST: Nikita Nikitin (6), Dalton Prout (2) 2 - 1 CBJ
Three Stars of the Game
Mark Letestu
Mark Letestu
G: 1Shots: 2
A: 1Hits: 0
PTS: 2PIM: 0
+/-: 2TOI: 20:21
Sergei Bobrovsky
Sergei Bobrovsky
SA: 30TOI: 64:00
GA: 1EV: 28-29
PIM: 0PP: 1-1
SV%: .967SH: 0-0
Derick Brassard
Derick Brassard
G: 1Shots: 1
A: 0Hits: 1
PTS: 1PIM: 0
+/-: 1TOI: 16:24
Penalty Summary
1st Period
13:04CBJ Adrian Aucoin  Interference against  Brad Staubitz
15:40ANA David Steckel  Delay Gm - Face-off Violation against  Derek MacKenzie
2nd Period
06:43CBJ Fedor Tyutin  Delaying Game-Puck over glass
3rd Period
OT Period
shots by period
Team Stats
Power Plays0/20/1
Faceoff Wins2934
Blocked Shots714
Penalty Minutes24
4C. FowlerD0010021:14
5L. SbisaD00-24021:35
6B. LovejoyD00-12018:51
7A. CoglianoL0101016:01
8T. SelanneR00-22015:32
9B. RyanR0002021:51
10C. PerryR0004023:32
11S. KoivuC00-10018:51
15R. GetzlafC0004023:55
18R. DvorakR0002011:19
20D. SteckelC000127:27
23F. BeaucheminD00-11022:27
25B. StaubitzR000006:28
34D. WinnikL0001017:13
44S. SourayD0001021:18
51K. PalmieriR0000013:50
55B. AllenD0112019:59
65E. EtemR1013012:37
1J. Hiller1618.88964:00
6N. NikitinD0110018:46
7J. JohnsonD0000026:41
9C. GilliesC000106:30
10M. LetestuC1122020:21
11M. CalvertL0001019:33
13C. AtkinsonR0003016:52
16D. BrassardC1011016:24
18R. UmbergerC00-11019:11
19R. JohansenC0002019:09
21J. WisniewskiD0003021:19
22V. ProspalL0110017:07
24D. MacKenzieC000008:33
33A. AucoinD00-10219:20
34N. DrazenovicC00-1009:42
42A. AnisimovC0002020:45
43S. CollinsC000009:35
47D. ProutD0111019:02
51F. TyutinD0011223:10
72S. Bobrovsky2930.96764:00