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Vyborny's shootout goal lifts Blue Jackets past Ducks

Mar 15, 2007 - 6:46 AM
ANAHEIM, California (Ticker) -- David Vyborny hasn't scored as many goals this season compared to the past, but he remains sharp in shootouts.

Vyborny scored the lone shootout goal as the Columbus Blue Jackets posted a 5-4 victory over the Anaheim Ducks.

The right wing has just 16 goals this season after netting 22 in each of the past two campaigns, but is 4-for-8 in the bonus format this season.

Vyborny scored the winner in the last half of the fourth round of the shootout when he deked goaltender Jean-Sebastien Giguere before flipping the puck over his glove.

"I just waited longer on the shot," Vyborny said. "I know that he (Giguere) goes down, so I wanted to hold the puck on the left side and then go upstairs."

Columbus goaltender Fredrik Norrena denied all four Anaheim shooters in the shootout with difficult pad saves. He improved to 2-3 in shootouts this season and has stopped 5-of-15 attempts.

Defenseman Francois Beauchemin scored twice while Chris Kunitz and Corey Perry also tallied for the Ducks (42-17-12), who extended their lead over the Dallas Stars and the San Jose Sharks to nine points in the Pacific Division despite the loss.

"We've got to find a way to stay focused and play every game for the full 60 minutes," Beauchemin said. "That's what we've got to work on. We turned over the puck too many times tonight. It wasn't that good of a game for us, but we've got to regroup and we've got another big one (vs. Chicago) coming on Friday."

Beauchemin gave the Ducks a 2-1 lead at 2:40 of the second period when he blasted a slap shot from the right point past a screened Norrena.

"The first goal was kind of a fluke," he said. "The puck bounced in from the point and got through Norrena."

Beauchemin capped the second multi-goal game of his four-year NHL career when he took Samuel Pahlsson's pass and one-timed a shot from the slot past Norrena at 13:02 of the third period to tie the game at three.

"The second one was a nice play," said Beauchemin, who has six goals in 60 games this season. "We had a 3-on-2, and one of our guys took their defenseman with him. Sammy dropped the puck to me, and I shot a one-timer and it went in."

Nikolai Zherdev scored twice while Rick Nash and Fredrik Modin also scored for the Blue Jackets, who snapped a two-game losing streak.

Zherdev scored twice in a span of just over a minute early in the second period to give Columbus a 3-2 lead. He took a pass from Vyborny on a 2-on-1 and beat Giguere at 3:41 and banged in a loose puck on the doorstep at 4:44.

"I didn't play so badly," Zherdev said. "I got those two quick ones in the second. In the third period, I had a chance (for the hat trick), but I gave the puck to (Fredrik) Modin to shoot. The third one, in the shootout, I hit the post."

Nash gave Columbus a 4-3 lead at 12:49 of the third period when he took Modin's rebound off the back boards and stuffed the puck past Giguere.

Kunitz tied the game at four when he redirected Teemu Selanne's pass on a 2-on-1 past Norrena with 1:50 left in the third period.








  • CORRECTION
    NHL FINAL IN SHOOTOUT 1ST 2ND 3RD OT TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    COLUMBUS 1 2 1 0 (1) 5
    ANAHEIM 1 2 1 0 (0) 4 FINAL IN SHOOTOUT
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: ANA - COREY PERRY 16 (SCOTT NIEDERMAYER, SEAN O'DONNELL)
    10:03
    COB - (PP) FREDRIK MODIN 17 (RICK NASH, RON HAINSEY) 18:51
    2ND PRD: ANA - FRANCOIS BEAUCHEMIN

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    FINAL IN OT 1ST 2ND 3RD OT TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    COLUMBUS 1 2 1 0 4
    ANAHEIM 1 2 1 0 4 FINAL IN OT
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: ANA - COREY PERRY 16 (SCOTT NIEDERMAYER, SEAN O'DONNELL)
    10:03
    COB - (PP) FREDRIK MODIN 17 (RICK NASH, RON HAINSEY) 18:51
    2ND PRD: ANA - FRANCOIS BEAUCHEMIN 5 (DUSTIN PENNE

    Mar 15 12:48 AM


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    END OF OT 1ST 2ND 3RD OT TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    COLUMBUS 1 2 1 0 4
    ANAHEIM 1 2 1 0 4 END OF OT
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: ANA - COREY PERRY 16 (SCOTT NIEDERMAYER, SEAN O'DONNELL)
    10:03
    COB - (PP) FREDRIK MODIN 17 (RICK NASH, RON HAINSEY) 18:51
    2ND PRD: ANA - FRANCOIS BEAUCHEMIN 5 (DUSTIN PENNER, TE

    Mar 15 12:40 AM
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    END OF THE 3RD GOING INTO OT
    1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    COLUMBUS 1 2 1 4
    ANAHEIM 1 2 1 4 GOING INTO OT
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: ANA - COREY PERRY 16 (SCOTT NIEDERMAYER, SEAN O'DONNELL)
    10:03
    COB - (PP) FREDRIK MODIN 17 (RICK NASH, RON HAINSEY) 18:51
    2ND PRD: ANA - FRANCOIS BEAUCHEMIN 5 (DUSTIN PENNER, TEEMU SELANNE)
    2:40
    COB -

    Mar 15 12:29 AM


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    COLUMBUS 4
    ANAHEIM 4
    3RD PRD: ANA - CHRIS KUNITZ 23 (TEEMU SELANNE, SCOTT NIEDERMAYER)
    18:10

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    COLUMBUS 4
    ANAHEIM 3
    3RD PRD: COB - RICK NASH 22 (FREDRIK MODIN, ROSTISLAV KLESLA) 12:49

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    END OF THE 2ND 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    COLUMBUS 1 2 3
    ANAHEIM 1 2 3 END OF THE 2ND
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: ANA - COREY PERRY 16 (SCOTT NIEDERMAYER, SEAN O'DONNELL)
    10:03
    COB - (PP) FREDRIK MODIN 17 (RICK NASH, RON HAINSEY) 18:51
    2ND PRD: ANA - FRANCOIS BEAUCHEMIN 5 (DUSTIN PENNER, TEEMU SELANNE)
    2:40
    COB - N

    Mar 14 11:33 PM


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    COLUMBUS 3
    ANAHEIM 3
    2ND PRD: ANA - FRANCOIS BEAUCHEMIN 6 (SAMUEL PAHLSSON, ROB
    NIEDERMAYER) 13:02

    Blue Jackets vs. DucksMar 14 11:20 PM


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    COLUMBUS 3
    ANAHEIM 2
    2ND PRD: COB - NIKOLAI ZHERDEV 10 (RICK NASH) 4:44

    Blue Jackets vs. DucksMar 14 11:06 PM


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    COLUMBUS 2
    ANAHEIM 2
    2ND PRD: COB - NIKOLAI ZHERDEV 9 (DAVID VYBORNY) 3:41

    Blue Jackets vs. DucksMar 14 11:04 PM


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    COLUMBUS 1
    ANAHEIM 2
    2ND PRD: ANA - (PP) FRANCOIS BEAUCHEMIN 5 (DUSTIN PENNER) 2:40

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    END OF THE 1ST 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    COLUMBUS 1 1
    ANAHEIM 1 1 END OF THE 1ST
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: ANA - COREY PERRY 16 (SCOTT NIEDERMAYER, SEAN O'DONNELL)
    10:03
    COB - (PP) FREDRIK MODIN 17 (RICK NASH, RON HAINSEY) 18:51
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    COB 9

    Mar 14 10:41 PM


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    COLUMBUS 1
    ANAHEIM 1
    1ST PRD: COB - (PP) FREDRIK MODIN 17 (RICK NASH, RON HAINSEY) 18:51

    Blue Jackets vs. DucksMar 14 10:41 PM


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    COLUMBUS 0
    ANAHEIM 1
    1ST PRD: ANA - COREY PERRY 16 (SCOTT NIEDERMAYER, SEAN O'DONNELL)
    10:03

    Blue Jackets vs. DucksMar 14 10:25 PM