Anaheim
Ducks
47-27-8
Vancouver
Canucks
39-33-10

22 SOG
22 SOG
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game recap

Canucks 2, Ducks 1

Monday, 06.18.2012 / 11:11 PM

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) -Daniel Sedin and Matt Cooke each scored, and the Vancouver Canucks beat the struggling Anaheim Ducks 2-1 on Sunday night.

The defending Stanley Cup champion Ducks lost two of three on their post-Christmas swing through western Canada, beating Edmonton on Thursday before falling to Calgary on Saturday. They are just two games above .500 heading into the new year.

The NHL's most penalized team, Anaheim again found itself in trouble in the first period.

Jonas Hiller (right) got the start on Sunday in place of Jean-Sebastien Giguere (AP)

With George Parros and Sean O'Donnell in the box for consecutive interference penalties, the first coming in the offensive zone and the second while already down a man, Henrik Sedin found Daniel Sedin in open ice for his team-leading 17th goal of the season.

Vancouver took a 2-0 lead four minutes into the second period when Cooke finished off a 3-on-2 rush with a wrist shot from 25 feet that slipped past Jonas Hiller.

Hiller got the start in net for Anaheim in place of Jean-Sebastien Giguere, who gave up four goals in a 5-3 loss to Calgary on Saturday.

Anaheim cut the lead to 2-1 midway through the third period with both teams playing a man short.

Scott Niedermayer put a no-look backhand pass right on the stick of Ryan Getzlaf in the high slot. Getzlaf's one-timer got past Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo for his 14th goal of the season.

scoring summary
1st Period
10:28
VAN
PPG - Daniel Sedin (17) Tip-in - ASST: Henrik Sedin (31), Markus Naslund (21)
1 - 0 VAN
2nd Period
04:18
VAN
Matt Cooke (6) Wrist shot - ASST: Henrik Sedin (32)
2 - 0 VAN
3rd Period
09:43
ANA
Ryan Getzlaf (14) Snap shot - ASST: Scott Niedermayer (3), Todd Bertuzzi (8)
2 - 1 VAN
penalty summary
1st Period
03:01
VAN
Mike Brown  Roughing against  Brian Sutherby
03:01
ANA
Brian Sutherby  Roughing against  Mike Brown
09:02
ANA
George Parros  Interference against  Mason Raymond
10:05
ANA
Sean O'Donnell  Interference against  Taylor Pyatt
18:31
VAN
Alexander Edler  Holding against  Rob Niedermayer
2nd Period
04:53
ANA
Corey Perry  Hi-sticking against  Mike Weaver
13:52
ANA
Francois Beauchemin  Fighting (maj) against  Mike Brown
13:52
VAN
Mike Brown  Fighting (maj) against  Francois Beauchemin
3rd Period
05:54
VAN
Roberto Luongo  Tripping against  Rob Niedermayer
08:33
ANA
Travis Moen  Interference on goalkeeper against  Roberto Luongo
08:33
VAN
Mike Weaver  Interference against  Travis Moen
goalie stats
Jonas Hiller
SA: 22TOI: 58:29
Saves: 20EV: 11 - 12
PIM: 0PP: 8 - 9
SV%: .909SH: 1 - 1
Roberto Luongo
Roberto Luongo
SA: 22TOI: 60:00
Saves: 21EV: 17 - 18
PIM: 2PP: 3 - 3
SV%: .955SH: 1 - 1

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