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Getzlaf propels Ducks past Canucks in OT

Scores on breakaway at 2:30 for fourth straight game with goal; Hughes injured for Vancouver

by Dan Arritt / NHL.com Independent Correspondent

Getzlaf wins the game in OT

VAN@ANA: Getzlaf beats Markstrom for overtime winner

Ryan Getzlaf skates around Jacob Markstrom on a breakaway and backhands the winning goal into the wide-open net in overtime

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ANAHEIM -- Ryan Getzlaf scored on a breakaway at 2:30 of overtime, and the Anaheim Ducks defeated the Vancouver Canucks 2-1 at Honda Center on Friday.

Jakob Silfverberg scored shorthanded, and John Gibson made 39 saves for the Ducks (9-6-0), who improved to 6-1-0 at home this season.

"We were able to hold the fort, especially with Gibby," Ducks coach Dallas Eakins said.

 

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Brandon Sutter scored and Jacob Markstrom made 27 saves for the Canucks (8-3-2), who had scored at least five goals in each of their previous four games.

After Gibson made his 39th save, Ducks forward Troy Terry collected the loose puck and skated behind his net, spotting Getzlaf behind the defense near the Canucks blue line.

Getzlaf stopped the stretch pass with his glove and then skated in on Markstrom one-on-one. Markstrom chose to come far out of his crease and slide into Getzlaf, who pulled the puck away from him and sent a backhand into the open net. It was his fourth straight game with a goal.

"That's the only play there, obviously, when he is coming out," Getzlaf said. "Make sure I get that puck as wide as I can and then it is easy from there."

Video: VAN@ANA: Gibson shuts down Boeser twice down low

Sutter tied the score 1-1 at 13:42 of the third period. The goal was originally credited to Adam Gaudette, who was in the lineup for the first time since Oct. 12. He replaced Micheal Ferland, who went into the League's concussion protocol following a 5-3 win at the Los Angeles Kings on Wednesday and placed on injured reserve..

"It's good to get a point," Gaudette said. "We played hard, did well, just couldn't get a few more goals out there."

The Canucks outshot the Ducks 19-5 in the first period, but Anaheim led 1-0 at the intermission.

The Ducks had killed one power play when Silfverberg scored on Vancouver's second at 13:28.

Video: VAN@ANA: Gaudette nets game-tying goal off skate

Rickard Rakell collected the puck and brought it through the neutral zone but lost control as he tried to cut around Canucks defenseman Quinn Hughes.

As the puck continued to slide through the right circle, Canucks forward J.T. Miller overskated it and Silfverberg took possession, skating in on Markstrom and scoring high on the short side.

"We played well today," Vancouver coach Travis Green said. "I think we had almost 70 shot attempts. Obviously, we could've scored three or four in the first period easily."

Hughes, the No. 7 pick in the 2018 NHL Draft, sustained a lower-body injury at 14:56 of the first period. Green did not rule Hughes out against the San Jose Sharks on Saturday.

"It feels good to get the win, but we definitely have got to do something differently to start these games," Eakins said.

Video: VAN@ANA: Silfverberg roofs a crafty shorthanded goal

 

They said it

"I guess the puck just wasn't going in tonight. Overall, I thought it was a pretty good game, had tons of chances, just couldn't bury more and come out with two points there." -- Canucks forward Adam Gaudette

"It was a heck of a pass, and great on [Getzlaf] to settle that down and have ice in his veins with that goalie coming out at him like that." -- Ducks coach Dallas Eakins on the game-winner

Video: Ryan Getzlaf scores in overtime to beat the Canucks

 

Need to know

Vancouver forward Elias Pettersson, who came in with 12 points (two goals, 10 assists) in a five-game point streak, did not have a shot on goal in 21:22, although he hit the post with one second remaining in the third period. … The Canucks, who came in tied for fifth in the NHL in power-play efficiency at 25.5 percent, went 0-for-5 with the man-advantage. … The Canucks have allowed the first goal in nine of 13 games. … Ducks defenseman Hampus Lindholm returned after missing two games with a lower-body injury.

 

What's next

Canucks: At the San Jose Sharks on Saturday (10 p.m. ET; CBC, SN1, SNP, NBCSCA, NHL.TV)

Ducks: Host the Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday (8 p.m. ET; ESPN+, FS-W, NBCSCH, NHL.TV)

Video: Getzlaf nets OT goal to propel Ducks past Canucks

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