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Ducks handle Flyers

Jan 1, 2011 - 8:25 AM
Anaheim, CA (Sports Network) - Jason Blake and Lubomir Visnovsky both scored twice, as the Anaheim Ducks handled the Philadelphia Flyers, 5-2, at the Honda Center.

Bobby Ryan also lit the lamp for the Ducks, who have won two in a row and three of five overall. Jonas Hiller made 35 saves.

"He came up big," Blake said of Hiller. "We knew [the Flyers] played last night, we just wanted to jump on them right away, but we knew they were going to get their chances. [Hiller] shut the door and played outstanding."

Anaheim learned on Friday that forward Ryan Getzlaf will be out indefinitely with multiple nasal sinus fractures.

Jeff Carter had a goal and an assist for the Flyers, who have lost three of four since a five-game winning streak. Andreas Nodl also scored.

Sergei Bobrovsky turned aside 22-of-27 shots for Philadelphia, which has allowed 20 goals over its last four games.

"We had breakdowns and they took advantage, which is a good testament to them being ready," said Flyers defenseman Braydon Coburn.

The Ducks drew first blood at the 5:10 mark of the first period. Toni Lydman made a nice pass to a streaking Blake, whose backhander on a breakaway made it 1-0.

Visnovsky gave Anaheim a 2-0 lead at the 3:58 mark of the second. Teemu Selanne whiffed on a shot from the slot, but Visnovsky was there to fire a wrister past Bobrovsky.

The Ducks scored on the power play exactly two minutes later for a 3-0 margin. Joffrey Lupul's shot from the bottom of the right circle set up a rebound for Blake, who chipped the puck into the back of the net.

Following a timeout, Philadelphia got on the board at the 8:15 mark of the middle stanza. Matt Carle slid a pass to the left circle for Nodl, whose slapper beat Hiller.

Carter's 16th goal of the season cut the gap to 3-2 at the 3:30 mark of the third.

The Ducks responded just more than two minutes later. Ryan gathered the puck at the right circle and fired a wrister past Bobrovsky for a 4-2 margin.

Visnovsky scored his 100th career goal with 3:10 left to account for the final margin.

Game Notes

The Ducks have won three in a row over Philadelphia, which was 3-0-1 in its last four visits to the Honda Center...The Ducks acquired center Maxim Lapierre from the Montreal Canadiens on Friday in exchange for defenseman Brett Festerling and a fifth-round draft choice in 2012...Philadelphia was without forward Jody Shelley, who served the second of a two-game suspension...Anaheim started a six-game homestand on Friday.

    ANAHEIM: 5

    Dec 31 10:27 PM

  • Anaheim Goal - Lubomir Visnovsky (7), at 16:50.

    Flyers 2, Ducks 5  3rd - 3:10Dec 31 10:19 PM

  • Anaheim Goal - Bobby Ryan (15), from Matt Beleskey and Toni Lydman at 5:40.

    Flyers 2, Ducks 4  3rd - 14:20Dec 31 10:00 PM

  • Philadelphia Goal - Jeff Carter (16), at 3:30.

    Flyers 2, Ducks 3  3rd - 16:30Dec 31 9:57 PM

    ANAHEIM: 3
    End of 2nd

    Dec 31 9:35 PM

  • Mike Richards backhand shot is wide.

    Flyers 1, Ducks 3  2nd - 11:12Dec 31 9:17 PM

  • Anaheim Power-Play Goal - Jason Blake (8), at 5:58.

    Flyers 0, Ducks 3  2nd - 14:02Dec 31 9:09 PM

  • Anaheim Goal - Lubomir Visnovsky (6), at 3:58.

    Flyers 0, Ducks 2  2nd - 16:02Dec 31 9:05 PM

    ANAHEIM: 1
    End of 1st

    Dec 31 8:41 PM

  • Anaheim Goal - Jason Blake (7), from Toni Lydman at 5:10.

    Flyers 0, Ducks 1  1st - 14:50Dec 31 8:14 PM

    ANAHEIM: 0
    1st Period - 20:00

    Dec 31 8:08 PM
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