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Ryan Getzlaf leads Anaheim Ducks in 4-1 win over Winnipeg Jets

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WINNIPEG - Ryan Getzlaf scored the game-winner and added an assist as the Anaheim Ducks earned their second win in Manitoba this week, beating the Winnipeg Jets 4-1 Saturday night.

The Anaheim captain ripped a shot from the high slot as Tim Jackman screened Winnipeg goalie Michael Hutchinson in the second period to give his team a lead it wouldn't relinquish.

Jakob Silfverberg, Nate Thompson and Andrew Cogliano added goals for the Ducks (21-6-5), who now own their second seven-game winning streak of the season. Anaheim also beat Winnipeg, 4-3 in overtime, at MTS Centre on Sunday.

Bryan Little was the goal scorer for the Jets (15-10-6), who suffered their first regulation loss in nine games.

The Ducks continued to roll through the Western Conference, upping their league-leading point total to 47. Anaheim is now 14-4-4 against western opponents, and 11-3-2 on the road.

Andersen, playing on back-to-back nights after a win in Edmonton on Friday, made 27 saves for the Ducks.

Hutchinson stopped 27 of the 30 shots he faced, and it was his puck-handling gaffe that led to the Ducks' third goal. With the Jets on the power play, Hutchinson nearly steered the puck into his own net before giving it away to Getzlaf, who quickly fed Thompson for an easy one-timer.

Cogliano's short-handed, empty-net goal iced the game with 1:15 remaining.

Little opened the scoring on the game's first power play with a snap shot to Andersen's glove side that went off the post and in at 11:28 of the first period. It was Little's team-leading 12th goal of the season, one better than linemate Andrew Ladd.

The Jets' power play continued its recent hot streak after an ice-cold start to the season. After going 0 for 25 over a seven-game stretch, Winnipeg is on a 10-for-33 run with the extra attacker.

Anaheim failed to convert on a pair of brief two-man advantages, and finished 1 for 5 on the power play.

Silfverberg beat Hutchinson high to the stick side to tie the game just before a penalty to Winnipeg's Anthony Peluso expired at 6:15 of the second period. Getzlaf's go-ahead goal came two minutes later, and Thompson made it a three-goal period for Anaheim at 17:53.

The Jets' best chance to edge closer came early in the third period, when Matt Halischuk's shot hit both goal posts but stayed out.

Winnipeg continues its four-game home stand on Tuesday night against Buffalo, while the Ducks continue their five-game Canadian road trip in Toronto on Tuesday.

Notes: Andersen started his 18th consecutive game in net for the Ducks. ??? It was the ninth straight game in which the Jets alternated between Hutchinson and Ondrej Pavelec as their starter. ??? Jets forward Evander Kane returned from a two-game suspension for a hit from behind on Ducks defenceman Clayton Stoner in the clubs' previous meeting. Kane recorded seven hits and no shots, and was minus-2.

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