|Date of game: 1/11/2015
Recap: Anaheim vs. Winnipeg
Anaheim, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - On a night the Anaheim Ducks retired Teemu Selanne's No. 8 jersey, it was only fitting that a Finland native won the game.
Sami Vatanen scored the decisive goal in the sixth round of the shootout as the Ducks rallied to beat the Winnipeg Jets 5-4 at Honda Center.
Rickard Rakell had two goals and two assists for Anaheim, which killed a pair of 5-on-3 power plays before erasing a two-goal deficit in the third period.
"It was one of those games where we couldn't get anything going right off the bat," said Anaheim coach Bruce Boudreau. "But if you believe you can come back, and you can do the right things, you always have a chance."
Frederik Andersen made 28 saves for the Ducks, who improved to 4-2-0 on their eight-game homestand.
Mark Scheifele had a goal with one assist and Ondrej Pavelec stopped 39 shots for the Jets, who have lost three of four.
Winnipeg, which finished 0-for-6 on the power play, failed to build on its 4-2 at the outset of the third.
After killing the penalties, Kyle Palmieri started the rally when he whipped a backhander past Pavelec during an Anaheim power play at 6:25. Rakell tied it off a behind-the-net pass from Patrick Maroon with 2:03 remaining.
"We had a really good start to our game," said Jets coach Paul Maurice. "I thought we competed pretty darn hard, right straight through, even though things got away from us a little bit in the third period."
Evander Kane, playing his second game after missing five with an injury, scored Winnipeg's first goal off a rebound 7:47 into the game.
The Ducks tied it on a power play 46 seconds later when Rakell pounced on a loose puck around the crease and fired it past Pavelec.
Winnipeg moved back in front just over a minute later. Zach Bogosian buried a feed from Michael Frolik after he got his own rebound.
Another juicy rebound by Andersen led to a goal by Scheifele with 5:24 remaining in the first period.
The Ducks closed within 3-2 on a goal by Tim Jackman with 6:22 left in the second period, but Andrew Ladd tapped in a Blake Wheeler pass on a 2-on-1 four minutes later.Game Notes
Selanne is the Ducks' all-time leader in goals (457), assists (531), points
(988) and games played (966) ... Anaheim set an NHL record for the most
consecutive home wins by a one-goal margin with 11 ... Rakell tied a franchise
record for the most points by a rookie in a game ... Ladd has four goals and
four assists during a six-game point streak ... Winnipeg defenseman Dustin
Byfuglien earned his 200th career assist.