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Ducks find offense, jolt Canadiens

Oct 26, 2008 - 4:54 AM MONTREAL (Ticker) -- Six different players scored a goal as the Anaheim Ducks recorded a 6-4 triumph over the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday.

Ryan Getzlaf had a goal and two assists while Corey Perry and Chris Kunitz both netted a tally and set up another for Anaheim, which has won three consecutive games on the road.

Defenseman Kent Huskins, Teemu Selanne and Travis Moen also scored and blue-liners Scott Niedermayer and Chris Pronger notched two assists apiece for the Ducks.

"Finally, we've put some goals on the board and we're starting to win some, so it's a good feeling all around," Perry said. "The last three games on this road trip have been a success for us, and we'll try to keep that going."

Jean-Sebastien Giguere turned aside 47 shots to improve to 4-1-1 lifetime against his hometown team.

"It was fun, it's always good to play here in Montreal," Giguere said. "I had a lot of friends and family around the rink, and to be able to come out with the win is all that matters."

Alex Tanguay scored twice and captain Saku Koivu and Tom Kostopoulos also tallied for Montreal, which had won five straight games following its season-opening shootout loss to the Buffalo Sabres on October 9.

"In order to win in this league, you can't give the other team odd-man rushes," Tanguay said. "It seemed like they had a lot of 2-on-1s, 3-on-2s and 3-on-1s this game - and that was a key factor in why they got those pucks in."

"(Anaheim') a team that has a lot of experience, and it's a tough team to play when they have the lead," Koivu said. "They don't give you odd-man rushes and they're a good defensive team with talented players."

Jaroslav Halak surrendered four goals on 12 shots before being pulled early in the second period in favor of Carey Price, who finished with 11 saves.

"We had a lot of shots, but we didn't have a whole lot of scoring chances," Price said of the Canadiens' 51-25 advantage in shots. "Jiggy played great, he kept their team in it, and they buried their chances."

With the Ducks nursing a 4-3 lead with 3:21 remaining in the second period, Moen's shorthanded tally on a breakaway gave Anaheim its second two-goal advantage of the contest.

Selanne made it 6-3 with a power-play tally 5:40 into the third period, but Tanguay answered with 6:15 remaining, netting his second of the game from the doorstep.

Huskins and Getzlaf staked the Ducks to a quick 2-0 advantage just 5:41 into the first period. Montreal entered having allowed only one first-period goal in six contests this season.

Tanguay halved the deficit with 8:21 remaining in the session and Koivu leveled the contest with 3:37 to go, burying the puck from the doorstep for his fourth goal in many contests.

"We didn't stray away, even though they scored the two goals to tie the game," Anaheim coach Randy Carlyle said. "They go up 3-2, we didn't stray away from what we were trying to do. We were fortunate enough that our goaltender made enough stops at critical times and our power play delivered for us."








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    Anaheim
    2 3 1 --6
    Montreal 2 1 1 --4
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    FIRST PERIOD -- Scoring: 1, Anaheim, Kent Huskins 2 (George Parros,
    Ryan Carter), 2:50. 2, Anaheim, Ryan Getzlaf 2 (Corey Perry, Chris
    Kunitz), 5:41. 3, Montreal, Alex Tanguay 4 (power play) (Alexei
    Kovalev, Andrei Markov), 11:40. 4, Montreal, Saku Koivu 4 (C

    Oct 25 10:32 PM


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    ANAHEIM 6
    MONTREAL 4
    MISSED PENALTY SHOT
    3RD PRD: ANA - COREY PERRY 18:04

    Oct 25 10:16 PM


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    FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    ANAHEIM 2 3 1 6
    MONTREAL 2 1 1 4 FINAL
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: ANA - KENT HUSKINS 2 (GEORGE PARROS, RYAN CARTER) 2:50
    ANA - RYAN GETZLAF 2 (COREY PERRY, CHRIS KUNITZ) 5:41
    MON - (PP) ALEX TANGUAY 4 (ALEXEI KOVALEV, ANDREI MARKOV)
    11:40
    MON - SAKU KOIVU 4 (CHRIS HIGGINS) 16:23
    2N

    Oct 25 10:15 PM


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    ANAHEIM 6
    MONTREAL 4 0:00 LEFT, 3RD PRD

    Ducks 6, Canadiens 4  End of Reg.Oct 25 10:14 PM


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    FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    ANAHEIM 2 3 1 6
    MONTREAL 2 1 0 3 FINAL
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: ANA - KENT HUSKINS 2 (GEORGE PARROS, RYAN CARTER) 2:50
    ANA - RYAN GETZLAF 2 (COREY PERRY, CHRIS KUNITZ) 5:41
    MON - (PP) ALEX TANGUAY 4 (ALEXEI KOVALEV, ANDREI MARKOV)
    11:40
    MON - SAKU KOIVU 4 (CHRIS HIGGINS) 16:23
    2N

    Oct 25 9:56 PM


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    ANAHEIM 6
    MONTREAL 3
    3RD PRD: ANA - (PP) TEEMU SELANNE 2 (CHRIS PRONGER, RYAN GETZLAF) 5:40

    Ducks 6, Canadiens 3  3rd - 14:20Oct 25 9:28 PM


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    END OF THE 2ND 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    ANAHEIM 2 3 5
    MONTREAL 2 1 3 END OF THE 2ND
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: ANA - KENT HUSKINS 2 (GEORGE PARROS, RYAN CARTER) 2:50
    ANA - RYAN GETZLAF 2 (COREY PERRY, CHRIS KUNITZ) 5:41
    MON - (PP) ALEX TANGUAY 4 (ALEXEI KOVALEV, ANDREI MARKOV)
    11:40
    MON - SAKU KOIVU 4 (CHRIS HIGG

    Oct 25 9:01 PM


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    ANAHEIM 5
    MONTREAL 3
    2ND PRD: ANA - (SH) TRAVIS MOEN 2 (CHRIS PRONGER) 16:39

    Ducks 5, Canadiens 3  2nd - 3:21Oct 25 8:52 PM
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    Ducks 4, Canadiens 3  2nd - 8:00Oct 25 8:41 PM


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    ANAHEIM 4
    MONTREAL 3
    2ND PRD: ANA - CHRIS KUNITZ 1 (ROB NIEDERMAYER, RYAN GETZLAF) 4:40

    Ducks 4, Canadiens 3  2nd - 15:20Oct 25 8:27 PM


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    ANAHEIM 3
    MONTREAL 3
    2ND PRD: ANA - (PP) COREY PERRY 1 (ROB NIEDERMAYER) 2:40

    Ducks 3, Canadiens 3  2nd - 17:20Oct 25 8:23 PM


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    ANAHEIM 2
    MONTREAL 3
    2ND PRD: MON - TOM KOSTOPOULOS 1 (JOSH GORGES, ROBERT LANG) 1:34

    Ducks 2, Canadiens 3  2nd - 18:26Oct 25 8:22 PM


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    Anaheim
    2 --2
    Montreal 2 --2
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    Shots on goal:
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    Anaheim 9 --9
    Montreal 17 --17
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    Goalies : Anaheim, Jean-Sebastien Giguere (17 shots, 15 saves).
    Montreal, Jaroslav Halak (9 shots, 7 saves). Referees: Eric Furlatt,
    Kevin Pollock. Linesmen: Michel Co

    Oct 25 7:58 PM


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    ANAHEIM 2
    MONTREAL 2
    1ST PRD: MON - SAKU KOIVU 4 (CHRIS HIGGINS) 16:23

    Ducks 2, Canadiens 2  1st - 3:37Oct 25 7:53 PM


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    ANAHEIM 2
    MONTREAL 1
    1ST PRD: MON - (PP) ALEX TANGUAY 4 (ALEXEI KOVALEV, ANDREI MARKOV)
    11:40

    Ducks 2, Canadiens 1  1st - 8:20Oct 25 7:41 PM


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    ANAHEIM 2
    MONTREAL 0
    1ST PRD: ANA - RYAN GETZLAF 2 (COREY PERRY, CHRIS KUNITZ) 5:41

    Ducks 2, Canadiens 0  1st - 14:19Oct 25 7:27 PM


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    ANAHEIM 1
    MONTREAL 0
    1ST PRD: ANA - KENT HUSKINS 2 (GEORGE PARROS, RYAN CARTER) 2:50

    Ducks 1, Canadiens 0  1st - 17:10Oct 25 7:23 PM