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Ducks 3, Canucks 2

Wednesday, 09.28.2011 / 9:44 PM

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Ducks 3, Canucks 2
Vancouver Canucks 2, Anaheim Ducks 3

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Lubomir Visnovsky scored in the third period and the Anaheim Ducks spoiled Vancouver goalie Roberto Luongo's preseason debut with a 3-2 victory over the Canucks on Wednesday night.

Visnovsky scored on a slap shot during a power play at 5:08 of third. Jonas Hiller made 31 saves and withstood the Canucks' 6-on-4 power play in the final minute.

It was the first game for Luongo and several other Vancouver stars since the Canucks lost to Boston in the Stanley Cup finals. Luongo made 19 saves.

"All things considered, it was my first game. I think it went all right," Luongo said. "Obviously I'd like to have at least one of those (goals) back but the feeling in general was pretty good."

"I started feeling pretty decent in the second period. Obviously (there were) a couple of lucky goals in the first period, but I was able to stay focused there in the second and make some stops."

Daniel and Henrik Sedin also made their preseason debuts along with Dan Hamhuis, who played his first game since Game 1 of the finals. Vancouver rested them early in the preseason after a short summer.

The Canucks (2-4) erased a 2-0 deficit in the second period with goals by Sami Salo and Henrik Sedin. Salo scored on a slap shot during a two-man advantage and Henrik Sedin deflected Kevin Bieksa's shot past Hiller.

Hiller again looked solid in his second preseason game after vertigo cut short his season.

"If he continues to be symptom free as he has shown us, then there's no reason to forget what happened and go forward," Anaheim coach Randy Carlyle said.

The Ducks (3-3) scored twice in 66 seconds late in the first period.

Cam Fowler broke in on the right side of the goal and wristed a shot that deflected off defender Mark Mancari's stick and into the net with 3:25 left.

Bobby Ryan scored on a wrist shot from well above the right circle with 2:19 remaining.

Anaheim played nearly all of its available regulars. Fowler and Ryan each had a goal and an assist.

scoring summary
1st Period
16:35
ANA
Cam Fowler (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Francois Beauchemin (1), Bobby Ryan (1)
1 - 0 ANA
17:41
ANA
Bobby Ryan (1) Snap shot - ASST: Nate Guenin (1)
2 - 0 ANA
2nd Period
04:12
VAN
Henrik Sedin (1) Deflected shot - ASST: Kevin Bieksa (1), Victor Oreskovich (1)
2 - 1 ANA
18:12
VAN
PPG - Sami Salo (1) Slapshot - ASST: Henrik Sedin (1), Daniel Sedin (1)
2 - 2 Tie
3rd Period
05:08
ANA
PPG - Lubomir Visnovsky (1) Slapshot - ASST: Cam Fowler (1), Ryan Getzlaf (1)
3 - 2 ANA
penalty summary
1st Period
01:56
VAN
Alexandre Burrows  Slashing  - 2 min against  Brandon McMillan
19:23
VAN
Jordan Schroeder  Hooking  - 2 min against  Maxime Macenauer
2nd Period
04:52
VAN
Aaron Volpatti  Boarding  - 2 min against  Andrew Cogliano
04:52
ANA
Sheldon Brookbank  Roughing  - 2 min against  Aaron Volpatti
04:52
VAN
Aaron Volpatti  Roughing  - 2 min against  Sheldon Brookbank
04:52
ANA
Sheldon Brookbank  Roughing  - 2 min against  Aaron Volpatti
16:10
ANA
Lubomir Visnovsky  Holding  - 2 min against  Mike Duco
17:45
ANA
Andrew Gordon  Slashing  - 2 min against  Daniel Sedin
3rd Period
04:19
VAN
Alexandre Burrows  Tripping  - 2 min against  Luca Sbisa
05:42
VAN
Andrew Alberts  Interference  - 2 min against  Andrew Cogliano
09:33
ANA
Bobby Ryan  Hooking  - 2 min against  Alexandre Burrows
17:25
ANA
Andrew Gordon  Hooking  - 2 min against  Henrik Sedin
18:28
ANA
Nate Guenin  Boarding  - 2 min against  Alexandre Burrows
goalie stats
Roberto Luongo
SA: 22TOI: 58:00
GA: 3SV%: .864
Jonas Hiller
Jonas Hiller
SA: 33TOI: 60:00
GA: 2SV%: .939