The Anaheim Ducks keep their hot streak going by beating the Ottawa Senators 2-1! They are now 7-0-1 in their last 8 games, grabbing 15 out of a possible 16 points. They were also able to snap Ottawa’s 5 game winning streak.
The RPG line was back in top form, playing some solid hockey for the entire game. It was great to see out top guys doing what they need to be doing.
Overall, the Ducks played a tight, shutdown game and were able to stop anything the Senators attempted. Mark Bell played his first NHL game since April 5th 2008.
The first period started out pretty slow, with neither team being able to score. The Ducks first line was solid and they had several chances. The Ducks outshot the Sens 10-9 and were able to stop two Ottawa powerplays.
Corey Perry finally got the scoring going when he backhanded a shot past Craig Anderson 6 minutes into the second period. Lubomir Visnovsky put the Ducks ahead by 2 with only 3 minutes left. His shot went in the air and Ottawa d-man Erik Karlsson attempted to swat it away, but caused it to hit off of Anderson’s back and in the net.
Chris Neil got Ottawa on board when he wristed one past Hiller to get the Senators on the board. Ryan Getzlaf really shined in the third when Ottawa pulled Anderson with 93 seconds left. The sens had two big faceoffs in the Ducks zone, but Getzy won both and was able to clear the puck.
- Mark Bell, played his first NHL game since April 5, 2008. He only played 4:45
- The Ducks are now 17-22-7
- They have outscored their opponents 33-18 in their last 8 games
- The Ducks snapped Ottawa’s 5 game winning streak
- They are now 11 points out of the 8th playoff seed