Ducks 4, Canucks 3 (OT)
Updated On: Jan 05 2014 10:13:56 PM CST
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Winger Corey Perry scored the game-winning power-play goal with 1.3 seconds remaining in overtime and goalie Jonas Hiller stopped 17 shots as the Anaheim Ducks defeated the Vancouver Canucks 4-3 on Sunday.
Anaheim (31-8-5) remained undefeated in regulation through 19 games while Hiller extended a personal record by winning his 11th straight game.
Vancouver (23-13-8) had a goal and two assists from center Henrik Sedin, three assists from Daniel Sedin, and Eddie Lack stopped 45 shots but the Canucks still lost their fourth consecutive game.
After Vancouver defenseman Kevin Bieska drew a penalty in the final minute of overtime, Perry scored his 23rd goal of the season when his wrist shot eluded Lack with 1.3 registering on the scoreboard clock.
Despite blowing an early 2-0 margin, Vancouver regained the lead after killing a penalty early in the third period. Bieksa's wrist shot from the right point eluded a screened Hiller. Henrik and Daniel Sedin drew assists on Bieksa's second goal of the year at 1:03.
Ducks center Nick Bonino evened the game on his 12th goal of the season with 1:27 remaining in regulation when he took a feed from winger Daniel Winnik off a turnover in along the Vancouver defensive wing.
As they did on Saturday in their loss in Los Angeles, the Canucks started quickly with the help of special teams. Kesler opened the scoring for a second consecutive game with a power-play goal 9:40 into the game. He received a cross-ice pass from Henrik Sedin and ripped a slap shot past Hiller with Daniel Sedin drawing the secondary assist.
Anaheim's penalty troubles doubled the Vancouver lead two minutes later. After the Ducks were penalized for too-many-men, Henrik Sedin beat Hiller with a slap shot from 57 feet at 11:40 with defenseman Jason Garrison and Daniel Sedin drawing the helpers.
After being decisively outplayed in the first period, the Ducks evened the score in the middle frame. Koivu took a pass from winger Jakob Silfverberg from behind the Vancouver net and converted at :24. Winger Andrew Cogliano drew the secondary assist on Koivu's eighth goal of the season. After applying pressure throughout the period, Beleskey took a pass from winger Kyle Palmieri and beat Lack with a backhand at 16:38.
NOTES: The Canucks signed 43-year-old amateur goalie Rob Laurie to a professional tryout contract to back up starting G Eddie Lack. G Roberto Luongo was scratched with an undisclosed injury after making 45 saves in Saturday's 3-1 loss in Los Angeles. Luongo will be evaluated by doctors on Monday in Vancouver to determine the extent of his injury. ... Vancouver did not dress Luongo, LW Chris Higgins and D Andrew Alberts . ... Canucks RW Benn Ferriero made his debut in a Vancouver uniform after being recalled from the Canucks' AHL Utica Comets affiliate. ... Anaheim scratched C Mathieu Perreault, D Mark Fistric and LW Patrick Maroon. ... Ducks LW Andrew Cogliano signed a four-year, $12 million contract extension on Saturday. With 13 goals and 25 points through 43 games, Cogliano is on track for career highs in those categories this season. ... The Ducks conclude a four-game home stand on Tuesday against Boston. They will hit the road for road games in Nashville and Phoenix before returning home to face Detroit on Jan. 12.
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