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Ducks 4, Canucks 1

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 1:49 AM

Associated Press

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Ducks 4, Canucks 1
Anaheim Ducks 4, Vancouver Canucks 1

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - Jonas Hiller returned after missing six months because of vertigo and stopped all 21 shots he faced through two periods to lead the Anaheim Ducks to a 4-1 preseason win over the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday night.

Hiller, who hadn't played since March 24, made a handful of great saves before being replaced by Jeff Deslauriers to start the third. The 29-year-old Swiss Olympian threw out his right pad to take a tap-in away from Victor Oreskovich late in the first, and robbed Maxim Lapierre with his blocker and glove in the second frame.

He had some jitters, even if his play didn't show it. It brought back memories of his early NHL days

"Maybe my first game in the NHL," Hiller said. "I was actually nervous because it has been such a long time since I played a real game.

"For the first game, I felt really good. "It's definitely something I can build on."

Hiller said it was his choice to leave the game after the second period. He came out because of tightness in his hips, and not because of any trouble with his head.

"I didn't want to stretch or pull something," Hiller said. "I didn't want to overdo it in my first game. I'm too excited for the next one."

Saku Koivu opened the scoring late in the first, Cam Fowler doubled the lead midway through the second, and Corey Perry and Andrew Gordon scored 54 seconds apart before the period ended for the Ducks (1-3).

Kevin Connauton beat Deslauriers during a power play with 7:05 left.

Anaheim dressed most of its regular players after consecutive lopsided losses to San Jose. The Ducks were outshot 49-14 in a 5-1 defeat on Friday night.

Vancouver (2-2) again sat its top players, using only a couple of regulars and backup goalie Cory Schneider, who made 19 saves. Leading forwards Daniel and Henrik Sedin and No. 1 Roberto Luongo haven't played yet in the preseason.

scoring summary
1st Period
15:29
ANA
Saku Koivu (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Cam Fowler (1), Francois Beauchemin (1)
1 - 0 ANA
2nd Period
10:43
ANA
Cam Fowler (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Francois Beauchemin (2), Jason Blake (1)
2 - 0 ANA
18:05
ANA
PPG - Corey Perry (1) Tip-in - ASST: Ryan Getzlaf (1), Teemu Selanne (1)
3 - 0 ANA
18:59
ANA
Andrew Gordon (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Andrew Cogliano (1), Devante Smith-Pelly (1)
4 - 0 ANA
3rd Period
12:55
VAN
PPG - Kevin Connauton (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Jordan Schroeder (1), Niko Dimitrakos (1)
4 - 1 ANA
penalty summary
1st Period
03:39
ANA
Luca Sbisa  Holding  - 2 min against  Cody Hodgson
04:05
VAN
Marco Sturm  Interference on goalkeeper  - 2 min against  Jonas Hiller
11:30
ANA
Francois Beauchemin  Hooking  - 2 min against  Nicklas Jensen
2nd Period
13:46
ANA
Matt Smaby  Tripping  - 2 min against  Maxim Lapierre
17:26
VAN
Niko Dimitrakos  Delaying Game-Puck over glass  - 2 min
3rd Period
03:32
ANA
Matt Smaby  Fighting (maj)  - 5 min against  Victor Oreskovich
03:32
VAN
Victor Oreskovich  Fighting (maj)  - 5 min against  Matt Smaby
03:32
ANA
Matt Smaby served by Teemu Selanne  Unsportsmanlike conduct  - 2 min against  Victor Oreskovich
07:07
ANA
Ryan Getzlaf  Fighting (maj)  - 5 min against  Mike Duco
07:07
VAN
Mike Duco  Fighting (maj)  - 5 min against  Ryan Getzlaf
07:07
VAN
Mike Duco served by Niko Dimitrakos  Interference  - 2 min against  Ryan Getzlaf
11:29
ANA
George Parros  Interference on goalkeeper  - 2 min against  Cory Schneider
16:31
ANA
Jean-Francois Jacques served by Jason Blake  Instigator  - 2 min against  Mike Duco
16:31
ANA
Jean-Francois Jacques served by Jason Blake  Fighting (maj)  - 5 min against  Mike Duco
16:31
ANA
Jean-Francois Jacques  Game misconduct  - 10 min against  Mike Duco
goalie stats
Jonas Hiller
Jonas Hiller
SA: 21TOI: 40:00
GA: 0SV%: 1.000
Jeff Deslauriers
Jeff Deslauriers
SA: 8TOI: 20:00
GA: 1SV%: .875
Cory Schneider
SA: 23TOI: 59:47
GA: 4SV%: .826