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Ducks 4, Tampa Bay 3

by Staff Writer / Anaheim Ducks

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Dustin Penner had two goals and the NHL-leading Anaheim Ducks tied the franchise record with their fifth straight road win, a 4-3 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday night.

Teemu Selanne and Chris Kunitz added goals for Anaheim, which also won five in a row on the road from Nov. 26-Dec. 26, 2000. The Ducks are 10-1-2 away from home this season.

Eric Perrin, Ruslan Fedotenko and Brad Richards scored for the Tampa Bay. Vincent Lecavalier had an assist, giving him 11 points during a six-game point streak.

The Lightning have lost five of six. They are 8-9-0 at home.

Penner opened the scoring in the first period and made it 2-1 with a power-play goal at 10:58 of the second.

Selanne extended Anaheim's lead to two when he redirected Andy MacDonald's pass at 12:48. Selanne also had an assist. He has 16 goals and 35 points in his last 21 games.

Fedotenko cut the Lightning deficit to 3-2 with 2:35 to play in the second.

The Ducks went up 4-2 at 2:26 of the third when Kunitz, located behind the net, scored off the skate of Lightning goalie Marc Denis. Richards' rebound goal with 9:50 remaining pulled Tampa Bay to 4-3.

Tampa Bay had a 5-on-3 power play for 1:45 midway through the third, but had just two shots and failed to score.

Penner put the Ducks up 1-0 during a 2-on-1 at 3:07 of the first. Perrin tied it at 1 with 9:40 left in the period.


Lecavalier had his five-game goal-scoring streak end. ... Ducks backup goalie Ilya Bryzgalov (slight groin strain) was unavailable for the third consecutive game. ... Lightning RW Martin St. Louis had two assists. He has seven points in the past two games. ... Ducks RW Shawn Thornton had two assists. He has four points in two games since being recalled from Portland of the AHL.


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