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Ducks top Devils in shootout for sixth victory in seven games

Kase scores three points for Anaheim, which loses Miller to injury

by Dan Arritt / NHL.com Correspondent

ANAHEIM -- Ondrej Kase had a goal and two assists and the Anaheim Ducks came from behind three times in a 6-5 shootout win against the New Jersey Devils at Honda Center on Sunday.

Brandon Montour had a goal and an assist, Ryan Getzlaf had two assists and scored the deciding goal in the shootout for Anaheim (16-11-5), which has won six of its past seven games.

Ryan Miller allowed four goals on 27 shots for Anaheim before leaving at 7:13 of the third period with an injury. John Gibson replaced him and made seven saves.

 

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Kyle Palmieri scored two goals, Marcus Johansson had a goal and an assist, Jesper Bratt had two assists and Cory Schneider made six of his 32 saves in overtime for New Jersey (10-12-6), which scored into its own net three times.

"It was a bizarre game," Ducks coach Randy Carlyle said. "It was one of those games that seemed like the last shot would win it."

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Johansson tied game at 5-5 with 58 seconds left in the third period and Schneider pulled for an extra skater.

"Three or four of the last times we have pulled the goalie we seem to have scored and tied it up," Schneider said.

Kase was credited with the goal that gave the Ducks a 5-4 lead at 13:58 of the third period. New Jersey defenseman Andy Greene tried to slap the puck out of the air but he hit it into his own net.

Pontus Aberg tied the game 4-4 at 8:35 of the third period for the Ducks. He flipped the puck toward the New Jersey net from just inside the blue line. Devils defenseman Ben Lovejoy tried to stop the puck with his glove, but it deflected off Schneider's glove and into the net.

"We got a little bit lucky getting goals off their players but we stuck to it," Aberg said.

Brett Seney gave the Devils a 4-3 lead at 9:00 of the second period. Miller made a save on Bratt's shot from the right circle but the rebound came out to the slot and Seney was there to score on a one-timer.

Video: NJD@ANA: Seney pots rebound through Miller's legs

Each team scored three times in the first period.

Palmieri, who has four goals in his past two games, gave the Devils a 1-0 lead at 1:38.

Egor Yakovlev shot wide and the puck went off the end boards and came out just to the left of Miller. Palmieri was in position to lift the puck over the outstretched left pad of Miller for a 1-0 lead.

Jakob Silfverberg scored for the third straight game to make it 1-1 at 2:12.

Anaheim defenseman Josh Manson stopped the puck just before it exited the New Jersey zone and passed it to Silfverberg, who made a stick move to turn around Devils forward Nico Hischier and scored from just above the left circle.

Kiefer Sherwood gave Anaheim a 2-1 lead at 2:47. He tried to center a pass to Carter Rowney but the puck hit the stick of New Jersey forward Stefan Noesen, went off his leg and across the goal line for a 2-1 lead at 2:47.

It was the fastest three goals by two teams to open a game this season.

Palmieri made it 2-2 at 10:49. Taylor Hall stole the puck behind the Anaheim net, fed Palmieri from below the goal line and he scored on a one-timer from the right circle.

New Jersey regained a 3-2 lead when Damon Severson scored on the power play at 13:08.

After Montour was called for hooking Travis Zajac at 11:46, Johansson received a pass just below the goal line and he made a diagonal pass through the crease to Severson, who scored on a one-timer.

Anaheim was headed for its first power play but Montour scored from the right circle before it could begin, tying the game 3-3 at 13:39.

"That first period was a little helter-skelter," Schneider said.

 

They said it

"It was the first time in my experience where you had three [own goals] that went in. Something gets deflected in and hits someone else and goes in. Those were a little bit odd tonight." -- Devils coach John Hynes

 

"When you get a few of those bounces, it's big. We didn't get any in the first two months of the season. It's nice to get a couple tonight." -- Ducks forward Ryan Getzlaf

 

Need to know

Miller was trying for his 375th NHL win, which would have moved him past John Vanbiesbrouck as the winningest U.S.-born goalie in NHL history. Carlyle did not provide an update on his injury. … Getzlaf has 12 points (four goals, eight assists) in the past 11 games. He needs one point for 900 in his NHL career. … The shootout was the first this season for New Jersey. … Hall has 12 points (three goals, nine assists) in the past nine games.

 

What's next

Devils: At the San Jose Sharks on Monday (10:30 p.m. ET; SN, NBCSCA, MSG+, NHL.TV)

Ducks: Host the Dallas Stars on Wednesday (10 p.m. ET; PRIME, FS-SW+, NHL.TV)

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