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VIDEO: Ducks Edge Canucks In OT
By Michael Walters
Prior to the game, the Anaheim Ducks announced they placed General Manager Bob Murray on administrative leave.
Developing Story: Solomon Takes Over For Murray
The Ducks got some good looks to start the game. Max Comtois almost broke through early.
Canucks got an early power play. Vancouver rang one off the post, but they couldn’t get one past Gibson.
Anaheim ended the first period on the power play.
The Ducks started the second period no the power play, but did not convert. They back on the power play again shortly after, but again weren’t able to get another goal.
Vancouver had some good chances in the middle frame, but Gibson made some great saves. Despite 15 shots in the period, the Ducks still held a 1-0 advantage after two periods.
Early in the third period, there was some 4-on-4 action as double holding penalties called on Trevor Zegras and Elias Peterson. Once the teams were back at even strength, Zegras took a penalty, but Anaheim killed the Vancouver power play.
Halfway through the period Lundestrom thought he scored and the refs said no. Play carried on for about 90 seconds but then was stopped and it was deemed a good goal. Lundestrom’s shot hit J.T. Miller and just barely crossed the goalie before Miller could pull it back.
The Ducks had a 2-0 lead, but the Canucks would score to get within one goal. A point shot got through some serious traffic and beat Gibson.
Late in the period the Ducks got a power play with just under three minutes to go. The Canucks pulled their goalie at the end of the power play and were able to score. Josh Manson broke his stick on the previous face-off and Derek Grant handed his. Elias Petterson danced around Grant and easily scored. Neither Grant or Manson challenged Petterson on the play.
In overtime Lundestrom has golden opportunity to win the game at point blank range, but tried to pass the puck instead. The play was broken up by Halak. The Canucks then had breakaway and Gibson stopped it with another fantastic save.
Ryan Tetzlaff and Troy Terry would then get a 2-on-1 break. Getzlaf would thread the needle on a pass between the defender’s skate and stick to Terry, who didn’t miss beating Halak low for the win.
The Ducks had a good start to this game and were able to cash in on the red hot power play. The Canucks did play strong in this game, especially in the second period and the final minutes of the third.
Anaheim was outshot in every regulation period and Gibson saved the day for the Ducks. The weird sequence of events led to the second goal for Vancouver or else the Ducks would have probably won in regulation.
The Ducks again showed passion and heart as even though they blew a 2-0 late in the game, they were able to fight it off and win in overtime. This was a great character win for the Ducks, who didn’t play well for long stretches at a time in this contest.
Terry now had a 12 game point streak. He is tied for third in goals(9) scored in the NHL. He is also tied for fifth in total points(16) registered.
The Ducks are on their longest winning streak since 2018. This is also Eakins’ longest win streak as the Ducks head coach.
The Ducks continue the road trip against Seattle on Thursday at 7 PM PT.
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November 10th, 2021