EDMONTON - Ryan Getzlaf scored the winner as the Anaheim Ducks won their second game in a row, defeating the Edmonton Oilers 2-1 on Saturday.
Francois Beauchemin also scored for the Ducks (37-16-7), who have been running away with the NHL's Pacific Division, despite losses in five of their six games before their recent run.
Teddy Purcell replied for the Oilers (17-34-10), who have lost four of their last five. Edmonton was playing its ninth game in the last 15 days.
It didn't take Anaheim long to get on the scoreboard, as Beauchemin beat Oilers starter Ben Scrivens with a power-play blast from the point just 45 seconds into the contest.
It was Edmonton's turn for an early goal just 28 seconds into the second period as Nail Yakupov sent a backhand pass in front to Purcell and he beat Anaheim goalie John Gibson.
Edmonton outshot Anaheim 16-15 through 40 minutes.
Getzlaf broke the tie with seven minutes left to play when he poked a puck loose from a scrum in front of the Edmonton net and it caromed in off of the skate of defender Justin Schultz. It was Getzlaf's 19th goal of the season.
The Oilers had a late two-on-one chance, but the play was broken up by Ducks defenceman Ben Lovejoy.
It was Anaheim's 25th victory in a one-goal game this season.
The Ducks return home to play Detroit on Monday. The Oilers are off until Tuesday, when they travel to Minnesota.
Notes: Anaheim came into the game with a 19-3-1 record in their previous 23 games against Edmonton. A pair of Ducks were celebrating milestones as Corey Perry played his 700th NHL game and Andrew Cogliano played his 600th. Cogliano, a former Oiler, is the league's iron man, having never missed a game due to injury in his career??? Out with injuries for Edmonton were Tyler Pitlick (lacerated spleen), Taylor Hall (leg), Nikita Nikitin (shoulder), Viktor Fasth (knee), Anton Lander (shoulder) and Jeff Petry (ribs), while the Ducks were without Sami Vatanen (leg), Matt Beleskey (shoulder) and Frederik Andersen (neck).