Canucks Edge Ducks

Photo: AP

By Michael Walters

The Anaheim Ducks continued their road trip in Vancouver against the Canucks. Lukas Dostal was in net against Arturs Silovs.


The Canucks started the scoring just over halfway through the opening period. Brock Boeser got to a rebound and scored on the power play.

The Ducks had two power play chances in the opening period, but could not convert.

Vancouver took a 2-0 lead in the middle frame, again on the power play. Dakota Joshua got the puck in the slot and pulled the puck back between his legs and then wristed it over Dostal’s shoulder for the score. The Canucks had a 2-0 lead heading into the third period.

Olen Zellweger got the Ducks on the board early in the third period. He took a shot that beat Silovs over the shoulder and just under the cross bar. It was a fantastic goal for his first NHL score.

Mason McTavish then tied the game up about a minute later. Gustav Lindstrom attempted a wraparound and the puck went through the crease to McTavish for an easy tap in.

It looked like the game might to go overtime, but Joshua scored his second of the game with just over two minutes to go.

The Ducks pulled Dostal in the final minutes, but couldn’t tie the game and lost 3-2.


The Ducks played a better game today as opposed to last night against Edmonton. Anaheim had a good start to the third period and tied the game. They were just two minutes away from earning a point against the Pacific Division leading Canucks.

Special teams did hurt the Ducks early on in this contest. They gave up two power play goals in the first half of the game and ultimately gave up two goals in four power play chances for the Canucks. The Ducks had four power plays of their own, but couldn’t do much as they didn’t convert on any of them and had an extremely hard time getting shots on net.

Troy Terry had a solid game playing over 20 minutes with three shots on goal, despite not scoring. McTavish and Zegras were put on the same line and teamed up for Anaheim’s second goal. It might be worth entertaining the idea of keeping the line of Zegras, McTavish, and Strome together in the final games of the season.

Team Notes/Stats:

Cam Fowler is now third all time in games played(967) for Anaheim passing Teemu Selanne(966). Ryan Getzlaf is the all-time leader at 1157 games and Corey Perry is second at 988.

Olen Zellweger scored his first NHL goal. he has four points in his first 18 games and two in his last five games.

McTavish scored his 18th goal of the season, which is a new career high for him.

What’s Next?

The Ducks travel to Calgary on Tuesday to face the Flames at 6PM.

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March 31st, 2024


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