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Ducks 2, Lightning 1, SO

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 1:49 AM

Associated Press

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Ducks 2, Lightning 1, SO
Anaheim Ducks 2, Tampa Bay Lightning 1

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -James Wisniewski is becoming a shootout specialist.

The defenseman scored in regulation and added the winner in a shootout in the Anaheim Ducks' 2-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Friday night.

"Miracles happen," injured Anaheim right wing Teemu Selanne said while Wisniewski talked with reporters.

"Thanks Teemu," Wisniewski responded. "I would say something else, but you have 595 goals."

Wisniewski has just three goals this season, but has converted both of his career shootout attempts. His other one came in the Ducks' 4-3 win at St. Louis on Jan. 23.

"We might have to stick with him," Ducks coach Randy Carlyle said. "The guy won the last one for us, so if it's not broken, don't try and fix it."

Ryan Getzlaf also scored in the shootout for Anaheim, 2-3 on a six-game trip. The Ducks have just seven goals in regulation during their trip.

Martin St. Louis scored for Tampa Bay. The Lightning entered the game with a three-game winning streak, their longest since January 2009.

"It was a hard fought game," Tampa Bay coach Rick Tocchet said. "You knew they were going to bring their 'A' game."

Tampa Bay is 2-7 this season in shootouts. The Ducks improved to 4-4.

St. Louis put the Lightning up 1-0 during a 2-on-1 at 9:47 of the first. Steven Stamkos assisted on the goal for his 100th career point, which came in his 132nd game. Stamkos had Tampa Bay's lone shootout goal.

Wisniewski tied it from the left circle on a power play at 6:36 of the second. Ryan Whitney stopped a personal 16-game points drought by assisting on the goal.

Lightning goalie Antero Niittymaki had his career-high scoreless streak end at 146 minutes, 13 seconds on Wisniewski's goal. The stretch included a 3-0 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Wednesday night.

"He's given us a chance to win every night here," Tocchet said.

The Tampa Bay team goalie shutout streak record is 170 minutes, 6 seconds, set by John Grahame in the 2005-06 season.

Niittymaki made 31 saves. Anaheim's Jonas Hiller stopped 30 shots.

"Both teams were playing pretty solid in the defensive zone," Hiller said. "It's fun to play that way. As a goalie, you'd rather have a 1-1 game than like a 7-7 game."

Lightning right wing Steve Downie received a 10-minute misconduct and a game misconduct during a scrum with 1:32 left in the third.

NOTES: Selanne (broken jaw) has resumed practicing. He has missed the past eight games. ... Stamkos has four assists and seven points during a five-game points streak. ... Flyers senior vice president Bobby Clarke scouted the game.

scoring summary
1st Period
09:47
TBL
Martin St. Louis (15) ASST: Steven Stamkos (26)
1 - 0 TBL
2nd Period
06:36
ANA
PPG - James Wisniewski (3) ASST: Ryan Getzlaf (37), Ryan Whitney (20)
1 - 1 Tie
3rd Period
NONE
OT Period
NONE
Shootout
RNDTBLANATOTAL
1S. Stamkos
C. Perry
1 - 0
2J. Halpern
R. Getzlaf
1 - 1
3B. Bochenski
J. Wisniewski
1 - 2
penalty summary
1st Period
02:25
TBL
Matt Walker  Fighting against  George Parros
02:25
ANA
George Parros  Fighting against  Matt Walker
06:12
ANA
Brett Festerling  Hooking against  Alex Tanguay
08:24
ANA
James Wisniewski  Roughing against  Steve Downie
08:24
TBL
Steve Downie  Unsportsmanlike conduct
11:31
TBL
Kurtis Foster  Cross checking against  George Parros
11:31
ANA
George Parros  Roughing against  Kurtis Foster
2nd Period
05:19
TBL
Andrej Meszaros  Cross checking against  Dan Sexton
07:28
TBL
Zenon Konopka  Fighting against  Troy Bodie
07:28
ANA
Troy Bodie  Fighting against  Zenon Konopka
13:58
ANA
Ryan Carter  Roughing against  Zenon Konopka
3rd Period
07:09
TBL
Matt Smaby  Cross checking against  George Parros
18:28
ANA
Dan Sexton  Misconduct
18:28
TBL
Steve Downie  Misconduct
18:28
TBL
Steve Downie  Game misconduct
18:28
TBL
Victor Hedman  Roughing against  Ryan Whitney
18:28
ANA
Ryan Whitney  Roughing against  Victor Hedman
OT Period
NONE
goalie stats
Jonas Hiller
SA: 31TOI: 64:58
Saves: 30EV: 26 - 27
PIM: 0PP: 4 - 4
SV%: .968SH: 0 - 0
Antero Niittymaki
Antero Niittymaki
12-9-5
SA: 32TOI: 65:00
Saves: 31EV: 29 - 29
PIM: 0PP: 2 - 3
SV%: .969SH: 0 - 0

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