|Date of game: 12/13/2014
Recap: Winnipeg vs. Anaheim
Winnipeg, MB (SportsNetwork.com) - Ryan Getzlaf scored the go-ahead goal during a big second period for the Ducks, and Anaheim posted its seventh straight win, 4-1 over the Winnipeg Jets.
Jakob Silfverberg and Nate Thompson also lit the lamp in the second period for the NHL-leading Ducks, who equaled their season-best winning streak. They also ended Winnipeg's eight-game points streak (5-0-3) by beating the Jets for the second time at MTS Centre in less than a week.
On Sunday, Kyle Palmieri's tally with 53 seconds elapsed in overtime lifted Anaheim to victory.
This time, it was Anaheim capitalizing on the power play and also in short- handed situations. Thompson and Andrew Cogliano scored short-handed, with Cogliano's going into an empty net with 1:15 left. Silfverberg's goal came on the man-advantage.
Frederik Andersen turned aside 27 shots in his 18th straight start for Anaheim.
"He was great in the back-to-back," Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau said, referring to Andersen playing Friday night in a 4-2 victory at Edmonton. "He was moving around, and he was sharp. I can't make things up. It was a good game from everybody."
Bryan Little scored on the power play for the Jets, who have lost two in a row. Michael Hutchinson made 27 saves.
Anaheim went ahead 2-1 8:29 into the second period. Patrick Maroon fed the puck from behind the net to Getzlaf at the edge of the right circle. His shot found the net past a sliding Hutchinson, who was bumped into on the play by Anaheim's Tim Jackman.
It became 3-1 thanks to a mistake by the Jets behind their own net during a Winnipeg power play. Hutchinson left the puck softly for Dustin Byfuglien, but he mishandled it and Getzlaf took the disc to the right side. His pass from behind the net was to an open Thompson in front for the tally with 2:07 remaining.
"In the second period we knew where we were supposed to be, but we didn't close fast enough," Jets coach Paul Maurice said. "The difference in the game was there was very little indecision in their game. It doesn't take much for it to look like there is indecision in our game against a team with that kind of speed. We just didn't drive legs hard enough fast enough to take away ice, and they are very good at that."
Hutchinson went to the bench for the extra attacker with 2:40 remaining, but Cogliano sealed the outcome.
Little lit the lamp 11:28 into the contest on the power play when his shot from the inside edge of the left circle caromed off the right post.
The Ducks tied the game on the power play at 6:15 of the second. With Anthony Peluso in the penalty box for holding, Silfverberg unleashed a shot from above the left circle. The puck found its way through a maze of players and into the upper right portion of the net.Game Notes
The Ducks have won their last three games at MTS Centre ... This was the
second portion of a five-game all-Canadian road trip for the Ducks. The swing
continues in Toronto Tuesday ... The Jets host Buffalo Tuesday.