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VIDEO: Wild Edge Ducks In OT
By Michael Walters
The Ducks would get on the board first in this contest early on. Rickard Rakell would get to a rebound and send it home just over one minute into the game.
The Wild would then answer with two quick goals. Brandon Duhaime would get his first NHL goal on a lucky bounce. He was near the net, picking up his stick when the puck redirected off his skate and into the Anaheim net. Jared Spurgeon then scored on a play where Gibson was screened.
In the second period, Rakell would get his second goal on the game on the power play to give the Ducks a 3-2 lead. The Wild would then convert after the Ducks failed to clear the puck. Jonathon Merrill would score five-hole to tie the game at three apiece. The Ducks challenged the play as being offsides, but the review upheld the play as being onside.
In the third, the Ducks and Wild would exchange chances, but neither team would score. Overtime would be needed to decide this contest.
In the extra session, Hampus Lindholm would close his hand on the puck and the Ducks would be shorthanded. Anaheim survived the penalty kill and it appeared like the game might go to a shootout. Ryan Hartman had other ideas as he scored with just over 10 seconds left to give the Wild a 4-3 win.
The Ducks started off fast in this game with a quick goal. Even when the Wild answered, the Ducks answered back. A lucky bounce got the Wild on the board in this game and a questionable goal tied up the game.
The power play continues to produce for the Ducks scoring their sixth goal on the season. Anaheim has scored a power play goal in five of the six games this season.
The fourth line didn’t do any favors the Ducks tonight. Derek Grant and Benoit-Olivier Groulx were benched in the third period. Nicolas Deslauriers skated with other teammates in the period. Expect Dallas Eakins to make some changes in the forward lineup when the Ducks return home next week.
The Ducks host the Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday at 7 PM PT.
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October 23rd, 2021