Ducks Edge Canes 3-2

Photo: AP

By Michael Walters

The Anaheim Ducks ended their road trip in Carolina against the Hurricanes. John Gibson was in net against Frederik Andersen. John Klingberg returned to action after being out with a lower-body injury.


There was no scoring the first period and for most of the second period. John Klingberg put the Ducks on the board first with just under four minutes left to go in the second period. Zegras found Klingberg at the left face-off circle and he one-timed a pass low past Andersen.

Jakob Silfverberg made it a 2-0 lead early in the third period. Ryan Strome got the puck behind the Carolina net and found Silfverberg in front and buried the pass low past Andersen.

Jesperi Kotkaniemi then answered on the next sequence for Carolina. Jacob Slavin made a hail mary pass audit sprung Kotkaniemi on a partial breakaway. He took a shot beating Gibson high over the shoulder.

Troy Terry restored the two goal lead for Anaheim. He brought the puck in front of the net and did a spin-o-rama move. His shot beat Andersen making it a 3-1 lead for Anaheim.

Jesper Fast responded for the Canes just over a minute later. He tipped a point shot and deflected it low past Gibson.

Carolina made a push at the end of the game, but couldn’t get the game tying goal. Anaheim held on to win 3-2.


The Ducks were able to pull out a win despite only putting 15 shots on goal. Anaheim also gave up 53 shots on goal by Carolina. Gibson practically won the game for the Ducks stopping 51 of the 53 Canes shots on goal. The ice was practically tilted towards the Anaheim net for most of the game.

Anaheim was able to get timely goals for Klingberg, Silfverberg, and Terry to build a 3-1 lead. The Ducks also blocked 20 shots. The Ducks couldn’t get anything going on the power play with their three attempts, but they also held Carolina off the board in their four attempts. Anaheim will return home to see if they can keep the winning streak going on Monday.

Team Stats/News:

Gibson made 50 saves for the third time this month. He is only the second goalie NHL history to do so. Gump Worsely first did it way back during the 1955-56 season.

Trevor Zegras became the first player Ducks history with multiple 30 assist seasons at the age of 21 or younger.

Cam Fowler recorded his 400th point as an Anaheim Duck.

What’s Next?

The Ducks host the Chicago Blackhawks Monday at 7 PM.

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February 26th, 2023


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