VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) – Troy Terry scored 3:52 in overtime to give the Anaheim Ducks a 3-2 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Tuesday-evening.
Cam Fowler and Isac Lundestrom scored in the rules for the Ducks, who extended their winning streak to five games.
Terry also had an assist, extending his points streak to 12 competitive games. He has nine goals and seven assists during the run.
“(Terry) does a great job. I mean, he’s at work,” Ducks Captain Ryan Getzlaf said. “Tonight was not our best night as a line. I felt like we fought for it early on, we weren’t riding the bus the way we should, and that’s up to us as a group, but it’s about being resilient and finishing the way we wanted and those are good signs for our group. ”
JT Miller and Elias Pettersson had goals in the third period for the Canucks. Quinn Hughes and Brock Boeser assisted on both goals.
John Gibson of Anaheim made 41 saves. Jaroslav Halak made 28 saves for the Canucks in his third start of the season.
Canucks coach Travis Green said his team knew there would be no great goal on Tuesday.
“We talked about trying our best, we probably needed a rebound goal, an ugly goal the way the game went. We talked about that after the second period,” he said. “And give our guys loads of credit – they stuck with it to the end.”
Each team had excellent chances in overtime, forcing Gibson and Halak to make acrobatic saves before Terry finally broke the stalemate.
Pettersson scored with 55 seconds left in the regular season and took a moment to settle a puck before firing a shot from the faceoff spot to make it 2-2.
The Canucks were strapped for cash at the time, with Conor Garland sitting in the penalty area after Halak was called out for tripping Ryan Getzlaf. Halak was then pulled to give Vancouver a full five-man attack with less than a minute to go.
Miller sunk Gibson’s shutout attempt at 13:29 in the third, eventually defeating the Ducks netminder with a wrist shot from inside the blue line. His sixth goal of the season came on Vancouver’s 36th shot of the game.
An unfortunate bounce turned into Anaheim’s second goal at 9:15 in the third period.
Halak stopped Lundestrom’s shot from close range, but the rebound hit Miller at the top of the crease. The Canucks attacker appeared to pull the puck off the line and both sides played for about a minute before the horn sounded.
An official explained that after a review, it was determined that the puck had completely crossed the goal line, resulting in a 2-0 lead for the Ducks.
The Ducks took a 1-0 lead in the first break, despite being eliminated 13-8.
Anaheim opened the score after Hughes was called out for tripping Adam Henrique. Fowler fired a shot from the top of the face-off circle that defeated Halak on the glove side at 11:18.
Anaheim went 1 for 4 on the power play on Tuesday, while Vancouver went winless on two chances.
“Obviously if our special teams were better, we would have a much better record now,” said Green. “You can’t go back and change things. You have to be honest and look at all areas of your game and try to still improve all areas of your game. And we’re going to try that tomorrow. We’ll get back to it.”
NOTES: The loss wrapped up a seven-game homestand that saw the Canucks go 2-4-1. … The Ducks haven’t lost in the regulations since October 26, when they dropped a 4-3 decision against the Winnipeg Jets.
Anaheim: Thursday in Seattle Kraken to complete a two-game trip.
Vancouver: At Colorado Avalanche on Thursday to begin a three-game trip.
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