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42-33-7
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45-27-10

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Canucks 4, Ducks 3

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 1:49 AM

Associated Press

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Canucks 4, Ducks 3
Anaheim Ducks 3, Vancouver Canucks 4

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VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) -The Vancouver Canucks have figured out how to irritate the Anaheim Ducks, and they don't seem to be alone.

Vancouver scored twice on the power play Monday night as they rallied from an early deficit and then held on for a 4-3 win over the Ducks, who spent much of the night in the penalty box as a result of foolish penalties.

Anaheim showed why they are the most penalized team in the NHL, giving the Canucks 10 power-play opportunities and spending the last 30 minutes of the game having to play catch up after Vancouver scored twice on the man-advantage and built a three-goal lead.

In the end Daniel Sedin's second goal of the contest, and his fifth in his last three games, held up for the win as the Canucks moved into top spot in the Northwest, one point up on the Flames.

Canucks enforcer Darcy Hordichuk lit the powder keg in what was a bitter contest between to hated rivals throwing a devastating hit on Todd Marchant in the first that led to a stream of penalties.

The Canucks scored on two first period power plays, and as a result, built a 4-1 lead that resulted in two points.

"They're definitely a dirty team over there, and we knew that, so that's why we tried to initiate the battles tonight, and really get them off their game," said Ryan Kesler, who was often in the middle of the many post-whistle scrums.

Captain Scott Niedermayer, whose team handed the Canucks nine power plays Monday night, says he can't figure why the Ducks keep digging themselves into penalty holes.

"If we had an answer we wouldn't have to answer those questions," said Niedermayer, who had a goal and assist. "It was tough because they moved it around on the power play well and made us pay. Teams are going to do that when you are in the box as much as we were tonight."

Spending that much time short-handed takes its toll on a hockey club, causing it to lose momentum.

"The flow, when you are going to the box one after another, is tough because you are wearing out certain guys and others aren't getting on the ice at all," Niedermayer said. "Frustration starts to build and that is not the recipe for winning hockey games."

The two sides battered each other from the start.

"It was definitely a playoff-style atmosphere," said Vancouver center Kesler, who had one of the Canucks' two power-play goals. "We definitely have a heated rivalry out there, I don't know what it is but we really don t seem to like each other very much."

The Canucks felt the Ducks were guilty of some questionable play at times, trying to take out their frustration with their sticks.

"I don't know if you can call them dirty but they were off their game and this is why they were taking cheap shots," Kesler said. "It seems every game that they want to continue to take cheap shots on us and that's why they were in the box most of the night."



Danny Sedin
Two goals, six shots, and the sting in a Canucks power play that decided the game.
Bobby Ryan
A goal and two assists for a guy who had to wait for an injury to get in the line-up.
Ryan Kesler
One assist, but a spirited scrap and a very motivated game against a very chippy Anaheim squad.
Daniel Sedin scored twice for Vancouver, who fell behind early but rallied to lead 2-1 after 20 minutes. Kesler and Mason Raymond scored the others.

Vancouver took a 4-1 lead on Sedin's second of the game early in the third period before the Ducks finally began to rally.

Niedermayer and Sammy Pahlson scored third-period goals but Anaheim couldn't tie the score despite pulling goalie Jonas Hiller for the extra attacker in the final minutes. Bobby Ryan also scored for Anaheim.

"I didn't think we really engaged in the hockey game emotionally until the third period," Anaheim coach Randy Carlyle said. "And then we got desperate and started to play more of the type of hockey that is required to have success on the road.

"It seemed like any time that we got some momentum going, had some good shifts from our grind line and started to cycle like you have to do on the road, then they got a power play. It took all the momentum away from us."

The Canucks, who took just over 10 minutes to get their first shot of the game, were outshot by Anaheim 27-26.
scoring summary
1st Period
08:32
ANA
PPG - Bobby Ryan (5) ASST: Ryan Getzlaf (25), Scott Niedermayer (13)
1 - 0 ANA
12:51
VAN
PPG - Mason Raymond (8) ASST: Mattias Ohlund (10), Steve Bernier (7)
1 - 1 Tie
17:53
VAN
PPG - Ryan Kesler (8) ASST: Steve Bernier (8), Mason Raymond (9)
2 - 1 VAN
2nd Period
04:35
VAN
Daniel Sedin (16) ASST: Rob Davison (1), Henrik Sedin (26)
3 - 1 VAN
3rd Period
06:31
VAN
Daniel Sedin (17) ASST: NONE
4 - 1 VAN
11:33
ANA
PPG - Scott Niedermayer (4) ASST: Corey Perry (21), Bobby Ryan (8)
4 - 2 VAN
13:02
ANA
Samuel Pahlsson (3) ASST: Corey Perry (22), Bobby Ryan (9)
4 - 3 VAN
penalty summary
1st Period
07:24
VAN
Mattias Ohlund  Hooking against  Ryan Getzlaf
07:24
ANA
Corey Perry  Slashing against  Ryan Kesler
08:02
VAN
Shane O'Brien  Holding the stick against  Brett Festerling
09:35
ANA
Samuel Pahlsson  Elbowing against  Pavol Demitra
11:09
ANA
Steve Montador  Hooking against  Daniel Sedin
13:07
ANA
Ryan Getzlaf  Holding against  Shane O'Brien
16:56
ANA
George Parros  Roughing against  Darcy Hordichuk
16:56
ANA
George Parros  Roughing against  Darcy Hordichuk
16:56
VAN
Darcy Hordichuk  Roughing against  George Parros
2nd Period
01:11
VAN
Alexandre Burrows  Slashing against  Ryan Getzlaf
03:45
VAN
Mike Brown  Fighting against  Travis Moen
03:45
ANA
Travis Moen  Fighting against  Mike Brown
05:09
ANA
Bret Hedican  Hi-sticking against  Ryan Kesler
06:06
ANA
Chris Kunitz  Cross checking against  Kevin Bieksa
08:32
VAN
Alexandre Burrows  Interference against  Chris Kunitz
17:41
ANA
Brett Festerling  Hooking against  Jannik Hansen
3rd Period
00:36
ANA
Chris Kunitz  Elbowing against  Kevin Bieksa
09:59
VAN
Ryan Kesler  Fighting against  Ryan Getzlaf
09:59
ANA
Ryan Getzlaf  Fighting against  Ryan Kesler
09:59
VAN
Kevin Bieksa  Slashing against  Chris Kunitz
10:57
VAN
Jannik Hansen  Tripping against  Corey Perry
20:00
VAN
Mattias Ohlund  Cross checking against  Chris Kunitz
20:00
VAN
Alexandre Burrows  Misconduct against  Corey Perry
goalie stats
Jonas Hiller
Jonas Hiller
7-6-1
SA: 26TOI: 58:36
Saves: 22EV: 11 - 13
PIM: 0PP: 11 - 13
SV%: .846SH: 0 - 0
Curtis Sanford
SA: 27TOI: 60:00
Saves: 24EV: 14 - 15
PIM: 0PP: 9 - 11
SV%: .889SH: 1 - 1