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Niedermayer scores pair of goals, leads Ducks past Hurricanes

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RALEIGH, N.C. - Rob Niedermayer and Teemu Selanne scored in a 1:09 span of the third period, and Niedermayer added another goal to help the Anaheim Ducks beat the Carolina Hurricanes 4-1 on Sunday night.

The Ducks, 13-3-3 since a 3-1 loss to Carolina on Oct. 19, tied a team record by earning at least a point in their eighth consecutive road game.

Selanne tipped in Chris Pronger's slap shot on a power play with 12:44 left, and Niedermayer took a pass from Brendan Morrison and scored with 11:35 to go.

Niedermayer scored again with about 5 minutes left to seal the Hurricanes' fourth loss in five games.

The slow-starting Hurricanes outshot the Ducks 17-3 in the second period, but couldn't break through against Jonas Hiller. Anaheim didn't have a shot on goal in the first 12 minutes of the period, but it didn't matter.

The Hurricanes' Frantisek Kaberle hit the post with a slap shot, and two follow shots were missed or saved. Later in the period, Eric Staal gathered a loose puck in front of the goal, but couldn't put away three chances against Hiller.

Ryan Getzlaf scored less than two minutes into the game for Anaheim, marking the 10th consecutive game Carolina's opponent has scored first.

Getzlaf has points in 17 of his last 18 games.

The Hurricanes came up empty on four power-play chances, two each in the second and third periods, extending its streak of power plays without a goal to 25. The Ducks have killed 18 consecutive power-play opportunities.

Carolina outshot Anaheim 37-27, but Hiller made 36 saves.

Carolina goalie Cam Ward left after the first period because of what was announced as a lower-body injury. He was replaced by Michael Leighton, who stopped the first seven shots he faced before the consecutive goals by Selanne and Niedermayer.

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