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Scott Niedermayer lifts Ducks over Canucks in overtime

Mar 12, 2009 - 6:14 AM
ANAHEIM, California (Ticker) -- Defenseman Scott Niedermayer scored with 83 seconds remaining in overtime as the Anaheim Ducks snapped a three-game losing streak with a 4-3 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Wednesday.

Teemu Selanne, All-Star Ryan Getzlaf and Petteri Nokelainen tallied in regulation while Erik Christensen and blue-liner Ryan Whitney notched two assists apiece for Anaheim, which had dropped four in a row at home.

"I think it's important for our well-being and our sanity," Ducks coach Randy Carlyle said. "We've worked hard in some games and had as many chances as we had tonight and still came up empty. It's always enjoyable when you can find a way to win."

Alex Burrows and Kyle Wellwood netted goals before Ryan Kesler forged a 3-3 tie with 4:58 left in the third period for the Canucks, who have lost consecutive contests (0-1-1) following a four-game winning streak.

"To give up a goal in overtime is inexcusable from everybody," Kesler said. "We need to tighten up defensively and our power play needs to start going. This was a good game, but not good enough."

Niedermayer, who also scored in a 3-2 setback to the Minnesota Wild on Sunday, secured the win by taking a pass from defenseman Chris Pronger and skating in on Roberto Luongo before firing a hard wrist shot past the All-Star goaltender.

"I kind of bobbled it, so I didn't have time to think too much, which is probably good," Niedermayer said. "I just went down and tried to get it up high. I just worried about not getting caught, not getting hit from behind.

"My strength as a player kind of helps in a situation like that, where I need to skate and move. Great play by (Todd Marchant) along the boards to win that battle. That's really where it starts."

Selanne opened the scoring with 2:25 remaining in the first period and Getzlaf doubled the bulge at 6:26 of the following session. However, Burrows and Wellwood tallied against netminder Jonas Hiller in a 50-second span midway through the second to forge a tie.

"It's very frustrating right now," Burrows said. "We wanted this win, we battled back twice to tie it up. We even killed the 4-on-3 against one of the best power plays in the league in overtime for more than a minute.

"And then to give up a breakaway at the end is pretty frustrating."

Nokelainen - acquired from the Boston Bruins for defenseman Steve Montador at the NHL trade deadline on March 4 - gave the Ducks a 3-2 lead with 6:39 remaining in the period with his first tally of the season.

"I think the new players (are) feeling more comfortable," Carlyle said. "We can't wait for people. We have to have a contribution from everybody."

Kesler leveled the contest late in the third, collecting a loose puck in front of the crease and lifting a backhander over the shoulder of Hiller, who finished with 32 saves.

"It's the NHL, it's competitive," Vancouver coach Alain Vigneault said. "All teams are good. We got off to a pretty good start. Their goaltender had really good rebound control tonight and made some big saves."

Luongo, who stopped 37 shots, lost for just the third time since February 3.

"It's always tough to lose like that," Luongo said.?? "Bottom line is, I don't think we played a great game. We've got to get back to basics a little bit and make sure that we get back to what made us successful in the last few weeks."








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    FINAL IN OT 1ST 2ND 3RD OT TOTAL
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    VANCOUVER 0 2 1 0 3
    ANAHEIM 1 2 0 1 4 FINAL IN OT
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: ANA - TEEMU SELANNE 21 (UNASSISTED) 17:36
    2ND PRD: ANA - RYAN GETZLAF 21 (ERIK CHRISTENSEN, RYAN WHITNEY) 6:26
    VAN - ALEXANDRE BURROWS 20 (KEVIN BIEKSA, DANIEL SEDIN) 9:47
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    VANCOUVER 3
    ANAHEIM 4
    OT: ANA - SCOTT NIEDERMAYER 11 (CHRIS PRONGER, TODD MARCHANT)
    3:37

    Canucks 3, Ducks 4  End of OTMar 12 12:47 AM
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    END OF THE 3RD GOING INTO OT
    1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
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    VANCOUVER 0 2 1 3
    ANAHEIM 1 2 0 3 GOING INTO OT
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: ANA - TEEMU SELANNE 21 (UNASSISTED) 17:36
    2ND PRD: ANA - RYAN GETZLAF 21 (ERIK CHRISTENSEN, RYAN WHITNEY) 6:26
    VAN - ALEXANDRE BURROWS 20 (KEVIN BIEKSA, DANIEL SEDIN) 9:47
    VAN - KYLE WELLWOOD 15 (PAVOL

    Mar 12 12:37 AM
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    VANCOUVER 3
    ANAHEIM 3
    3RD PRD: VAN - RYAN KESLER 20 (MATS SUNDIN, PAVOL DEMITRA) 15:02

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    END OF THE 2ND 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
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    VANCOUVER 0 2 2
    ANAHEIM 1 2 3 END OF THE 2ND
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: ANA - TEEMU SELANNE 21 (UNASSISTED) 17:36
    2ND PRD: ANA - RYAN GETZLAF 21 (ERIK CHRISTENSEN, RYAN WHITNEY) 6:26
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    VANCOUVER 2
    ANAHEIM 3
    2ND PRD: ANA - PETTERI NOKELAINEN 1 (ERIK CHRISTENSEN, RYAN WHITNEY)
    13:21

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    VANCOUVER 2
    ANAHEIM 2
    2ND PRD: VAN - KYLE WELLWOOD 15 (PAVOL DEMITRA, WILLIE MITCHELL) 10:37

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    VANCOUVER 1
    ANAHEIM 2
    2ND PRD: VAN - ALEXANDRE BURROWS 20 (KEVIN BIEKSA, DANIEL SEDIN) 9:47

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    VANCOUVER 0
    ANAHEIM 2
    2ND PRD: ANA - RYAN GETZLAF 21 (ERIK CHRISTENSEN, RYAN WHITNEY) 6:26

    Canucks 0, Ducks 2  2nd - 13:34Mar 11 11:21 PM


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    END OF THE 1ST 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
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    VANCOUVER 0 0
    ANAHEIM 1 1 END OF THE 1ST
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: ANA - TEEMU SELANNE 21 (UNASSISTED) 17:36
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
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    VAN 14 14
    ANA 11 11
    GOALIES: VAN - ROBERTO LUONGO
    ANA - JONAS HILL

    Mar 11 10:45 PM


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    VANCOUVER 0
    ANAHEIM 1
    1ST PRD: ANA - TEEMU SELANNE 21 (UNASSISTED) 17:36

    Canucks 0, Ducks 1  1st - 2:24Mar 11 10:42 PM