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Etem's late goal lifts Canucks past Ducks

Loss prevents Anaheim from regaining first place in Pacific

by Abbey Mastracco / NHL.com Correspondent

ANAHEIM -- Emerson Etem scored the tiebreaking goal against his former team with 6:37 remaining in the third period to give the Vancouver Canucks a 3-2 victory against the Anaheim Ducks on Friday at Honda Center.

The loss prevented the Ducks (43-25-10) from retaking first place in the Pacific Division. They trail the Los Angeles Kings by one point.

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Coach's Challenge: VAN @ ANA - 8:42 of 3rd Period

Original call stands, good goal Ducks

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Situation Room: VAN @ ANA

Situation Room: Thompson's goal stands after review

4/1/16: The Canucks challenge Nate Thompson's goal in the 3rd which is upheld after video review that the goaltender was not interfered with

  • 02:23 •

At 8:42 of the third period in the Canucks/Ducks game, Vancouver requested a Coach's Challenge to review whether an Anaheim player interfered with Vancouver goaltender Jacob Markstrom prior to Nate Thompson's goal.

After reviewing all available replays and consulting with NHL Hockey Operations staff, the Referee confirmed no goaltender interference infractions occurred before the puck crossed the goal line.

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Ducks look to get back in first place

Host Canucks, can pass idle Kings for first in Pacific

by Abbey Mastracco / NHL.com Correspondent

CANUCKS (28-36-13) at DUCKS (43-23-10)

TV: 10 p.m. ET; SNP, FS-SD, PRIME, NHL.TV

ANAHEIM -- With six games remaining in the regular season, the Anaheim Ducks have suddenly been hit hard with injuries and illnesses. Goaltender Frederik Andersen (concussion), forward Rickard Rakell (appendicitis) and defenseman Hampus Lindholm (illness) were all ruled out for the game Friday against the Vancouver Canucks and forward David Perron will be sidelined into the Stanley Cup Playoffs with a separated shoulder sustained March 20.

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