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Ducks can become first Western team with 30 wins vs. Predators

Jan 9, 2007 - 3:56 PM Anaheim (29-9-6) at Nashville (28-11-3) 8:00 pm EST

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (Ticker) -- After reaching what may have been the low point of a fabulous season, the Anaheim Ducks are headed back in the right direction.

The Ducks can become the first team in the Western Conference to reach 30 victories and stay ahead of the Buffalo Sabres for most points Tuesday when they visit the Nashville Predators.

Anaheim squandered a three-goal lead in the final 10 minutes of Friday's 4-3 home loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets. It was the Ducks' fourth consecutive defeat and fifth in six games.

However, Anaheim bounced back two days later with Sunday's 4-2 win over the Detroit Red Wings. Travis Moen, Samuel Pahlsson and Bjorn Melin scored in the second period and netminder Ilya Bryzgalov made 33 saves for the Ducks.

Anaheim tops the West in goals (151) and leads the league in points (64), one more than the Sabres, who are the NHL's only 30-game winner this season.

Nashville has just one less victory than Anaheim and has taken three of its last four contests, including Saturday's 3-2 triumph over the St. Louis Blues.

Jason Arnott scored his 14th goal, Jean-Pierre Dumont added his ninth and Vernon Fiddler his fifth for the Predators, who are 13-3-3 at home.

Teemu Selanne netted a pair of goals and Jean-Sebastien Giguere made 21 saves for his 25th career shutout for the Ducks in a 4-0 win over Nashville on December 6.








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    FINAL IN OT 1ST 2ND 3RD OT TOTAL
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    ANAHEIM 1 3 0 0 4
    NASHVILLE 3 1 0 1 5 FINAL IN OT
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: NAS - PAUL KARIYA 14 (MARTIN ERAT, MAREK ZIDLICKY) 3:53
    ANA - CHRIS KUNITZ 18 (COREY PERRY) 4:17
    NAS - DAVID LEGWAND 13 (MARTIN ERAT) 5:35
    NAS - KIMMO TIMONEN 8 (PAUL KARIYA

    Jan 9 10:42 PM


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    ANAHEIM 4
    NASHVILLE 5
    OT: NAS - STEVE SULLIVAN 13 (KIMMO TIMONEN) 3:12

    Jan 9 10:41 PM


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    ANAHEIM 4
    NASHVILLE 5
    OT: NAS - STEVE SULLIVAN 13 (KIMMO TIMONEN) 3:12

    Ducks vs. PredatorsJan 9 10:41 PM
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    END OF THE 3RD GOING INTO OT
    1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    ANAHEIM 1 3 0 4
    NASHVILLE 3 1 0 4 GOING INTO OT
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: NAS - PAUL KARIYA 14 (MARTIN ERAT, MAREK ZIDLICKY) 3:53
    ANA - CHRIS KUNITZ 18 (COREY PERRY) 4:17
    NAS - DAVID LEGWAND 13 (MARTIN ERAT) 5:35
    NAS - KIMMO TIMONEN 8 (PAUL KARIYA, MAREK ZIDLICKY) 17:24
    2ND P

    Jan 9 10:34 PM
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    END OF THE 2ND 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    ANAHEIM 1 3 4
    NASHVILLE 3 1 4 END OF THE 2ND
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: NAS - PAUL KARIYA 14 (MARTIN ERAT, MAREK ZIDLICKY) 3:53
    ANA - CHRIS KUNITZ 18 (COREY PERRY) 4:17
    NAS - DAVID LEGWAND 13 (MARTIN ERAT) 5:35
    NAS - KIMMO TIMONEN 8 (PAUL KARIYA, MAREK ZIDLICKY) 17:24
    2ND PRD

    Jan 9 9:44 PM


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    ANAHEIM 4
    NASHVILLE 4
    2ND PRD: ANA - TEEMU SELANNE 25 (ANDY MCDONALD, SHANE O'BRIEN) 17:30

    Ducks vs. PredatorsJan 9 9:41 PM


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    ANAHEIM 3
    NASHVILLE 4
    2ND PRD: ANA - (PP) RYAN GETZLAF 18 (COREY PERRY, DUSTIN PENNER) 12:00

    Ducks vs. PredatorsJan 9 9:29 PM


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    ANAHEIM 2
    NASHVILLE 4
    2ND PRD: NAS - JEAN-PIERRE DUMONT 10 (JASON ARNOTT, MAREK ZIDLICKY)
    7:14

    Ducks vs. PredatorsJan 9 9:21 PM


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    ANAHEIM 2
    NASHVILLE 3
    2ND PRD: ANA - (PP) DUSTIN PENNER 16 (SCOTT NIEDERMAYER, RICHARD
    JACKMAN) 3:16

    Ducks vs. PredatorsJan 9 9:10 PM


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    END OF THE 1ST 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    ANAHEIM 1 1
    NASHVILLE 3 3 END OF THE 1ST
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: NAS - PAUL KARIYA 14 (MARTIN ERAT, MAREK ZIDLICKY) 3:53
    ANA - CHRIS KUNITZ 18 (COREY PERRY) 4:17
    NAS - DAVID LEGWAND 13 (MARTIN ERAT) 5:35
    NAS - KIMMO TIMONEN 8 (PAUL KARIYA, MAREK ZIDLICKY) 17:24
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    Jan 9 8:46 PM


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    ANAHEIM 1
    NASHVILLE 3
    1ST PRD: NAS - KIMMO TIMONEN 8 (PAUL KARIYA, MAREK ZIDLICKY) 17:24

    Ducks vs. PredatorsJan 9 8:43 PM


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    ANAHEIM 1
    NASHVILLE 2
    1ST PRD: NAS - DAVID LEGWAND 13 (MARTIN ERAT) 5:35

    Ducks vs. PredatorsJan 9 8:20 PM


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    ANAHEIM 1
    NASHVILLE 1
    1ST PRD: ANA - CHRIS KUNITZ 18 (COREY PERRY) 4:17

    Ducks vs. PredatorsJan 9 8:17 PM


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    ANAHEIM 0
    NASHVILLE 1
    1ST PRD: NAS - PAUL KARIYA 14 (MARTIN ERAT, MAREK ZIDLICKY) 3:53

    Ducks vs. PredatorsJan 9 8:15 PM