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Vancouver Canucks 3, Anaheim Ducks 2 FINAL

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 1:49 AM

Associated Press

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Vancouver Canucks 3, Anaheim Ducks 2 FINAL
Vancouver Canucks 3, Anaheim Ducks 2

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Sami Salo kept it simple with the game on the line.

Salo scored his second goal of the game with 7:48 left to help the Vancouver Canucks hand the Ducks' their record-tying eighth straight loss, 3-2 on Sunday.

Salo blasted a 50-foot slap shot from the point that deflected past goalie Ilja Bryzgalov, and the Canucks held on to finish a three-game trip with a 2-1 record.

``I just threw the puck in there and it just seemed to go through,'' Salo said. ``I think it could have gone either way at the end.''

Salo has six goals and 17 points in 21 games, a pace that would put him well above the career-best nine goals and 30 points he had with Vancouver in 2002-03.

Rob Niedermayer's power-play goal 47 seconds into the third period tied the game for Anaheim, which also lost eight games in a row in October 1996. Three of the eight losses have been in overtime. Three others were single-goal losses in regulation.

``We're playing some good teams and the games are close, but no wins,'' Anaheim captain Scott Niedermayer said. ``It's not fun that's for sure. This is a good test, a good challenge.''

The Ducks did show plenty of aggressiveness Sunday, perhaps too much. Anaheim was whistled for three goalie-interference penalties against Dan Cloutier.

``With the new rules, there are a lot of people crashing the net,'' said Cloutier, who was himself called for roughing after repeatedly punching Rob Niedermayer when he crashed into the Canucks' goal. ``They just kind of kept coming at me.''

With the game tied at 1 in the final minute of the second, the Ducks were in a great position to take the lead when Canucks defenseman Ed Jovanovski picked up a double-minor penalty.

But Vancouver's Trevor Linden scored a short-handed goal on a penalty shot with a second left in the second period. Linden, hooked by defenseman Keith Carney on a breakaway, beat Bryzgalov with a backhand shot.

``I thought he got a shot off,'' Carney said. ``I poked at his arm, I didn't try to trip him or pull him or anything. I'd never expect them to call a penalty shot on that.''

It was the first career penalty shot for Linden, a 17-year NHL veteran.

``I'm one for one,'' Linden said. ``It was a good trip for us. We didn't play very well in L.A., (5-4 loss) that's disappointing. There a good team it would have been nice to play well against them, but two out of three is acceptable.''

Salo opened the scoring on a power play with 4:55 left in the first period, and Andy McDonald tied it on a power play midway through the second.

Ducks goalie Jean-Sebastien Giguere started the game, but left in the first period after aggravating a hamstring injury that had sidelined him for two games.

Notes: Anaheim general manager Brain Burke was Vancouver's GM from 1998-04. ... Anaheim winger Teemu Selanne played his 900th NHL game, the 415th with the Ducks. ... Anaheim first-year coach Randy Carlyle coached the Canucks' AHL affiliate in Winnipeg last season. ... Ducks winger Kip Brennan returned to the lineup after missing seven games with a shoulder strain.

scoring summary
1st Period
15:05
VAN
PPG - Sami Salo (5) ASST: Henrik Sedin (12), Daniel Sedin (9)
1 - 0 VAN
2nd Period
11:18
ANA
PPG - Andy McDonald (7) ASST: Ruslan Salei (6), Sandis Ozolinsh (3)
1 - 1 Tie
19:59
VAN
SHG - PS - Trevor Linden (2) ASST: NONE
2 - 1 VAN
3rd Period
00:47
ANA
PPG - Rob Niedermayer (4) ASST: Petr Sykora (7), Scott Niedermayer (12)
2 - 2 Tie
12:12
VAN
Sami Salo (6) ASST: Markus Naslund (14), Brendan Morrison (13)
3 - 2 VAN
penalty summary
1st Period
01:47
ANA
Ruslan Salei  Hooking
05:00
VAN
Bryan Allen  Hooking
05:39
ANA
Rob Niedermayer  Charging
06:55
VAN
Ed Jovanovski  Holding
07:52
VAN
Sami Salo  Hooking
09:56
VAN
Bryan Allen  Tripping
11:03
VAN
Dan Cloutier  Roughing
11:03
ANA
Rob Niedermayer  Roughing
11:03
ANA
Rob Niedermayer  Interference on goalkeeper
11:41
ANA
Joffrey Lupul  Interference on goalkeeper
11:41
ANA
Joffrey Lupul  Roughing
11:41
VAN
Mattias Ohlund  Roughing
13:05
ANA
Scott Niedermayer  Cross checking
16:14
VAN
Brendan Morrison  Interference
17:01
ANA
Todd Fedoruk  Tripping
2nd Period
01:36
ANA
Joe Dipenta  Hooking
03:43
VAN
Ed Jovanovski  Kneeing
09:34
ANA
Travis Moen  Roughing
09:34
VAN
Bryan Allen  Holding
09:34
VAN
Jarkko Ruutu  Roughing
13:49
ANA
Vitaly Vishnevski  Hooking
16:11
ANA
Keith Carney  Hooking
16:32
VAN
Todd Bertuzzi  Holding
19:43
VAN
Ed Jovanovski  Hooking
19:43
VAN
Ed Jovanovski  Unsportsmanlike conduct
3rd Period
01:01
ANA
Todd Fedoruk  Interference
06:37
ANA
Tyler Wright  Hi-sticking
06:37
VAN
Jarkko Ruutu  Tripping
13:02
ANA
Todd Fedoruk  Interference on goalkeeper
19:36
ANA
Teemu Selanne  Roughing
19:36
ANA
Scott Niedermayer  Roughing
19:36
VAN
Bryan Allen  Elbowing
19:36
VAN
Jarkko Ruutu  Roughing
goalie stats
Dan Cloutier
Dan Cloutier
SA: 33TOI: 60:00
Saves: 31EV: 23 - 23
PIM: 2PP: 4 - 6
SV%: .939SH: 4 - 4
Ilya Bryzgalov
SA: 18TOI: 42:46
Saves: 16EV: 11 - 12
PIM: 0PP: 5 - 5
SV%: .889SH: 0 - 1
Jean-Sebastien Giguere
SA: 11TOI: 15:53
Saves: 10EV: 3 - 3
PIM: 0PP: 7 - 8
SV%: .909SH: 0 - 0

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