Apr 25, 2013; Vancouver, British Columbia, CAN; Anaheim Ducks goaltender Jonas Hiller (1) is congratulated by Anaheim Ducks left wing Pat Maroon (62) during the second period at Rogers Arenahe Anaheim Ducks won 3-1.Mandatory Credit: Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA TODAY Sports
Vancouver, BC - The Anaheim Ducks dominated early despite resting their main stars after clinching their second Pacific Division Title. Jonas Hillerhad a shutout going deep into the final frame.
Apr 25, 2013; Vancouver, British Columbia, CAN; Anaheim Ducks left wing Matt Beleskey (39) watches as he scores against Vancouver Canucks goaltender Roberto Luongo (1) (not pictured) during the second period at Rogers Arena. Mandatory Credit: Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA TODAY Sports
The Ducks dominate all facets of the game early and often. They out-shot the Vancouver Canucks by six but went 0-1 on the power play opportunity after Alexandre Burrows was called for hooking near the five minute mark of the first.
Anaheim finally got on the board and opened the scoring on Matt Beleskey‘s power play goal at the 6:44 mark. Brad Staubitz netted what would become the game winner 100 seconds later for his first of the season. The Ducks continued to pull away in the shot and hit totals.
The final frame saw the Vancouver nearly catch the Ducks in SOG’s and netted their only tally of the game with 3:18 left in the game on Jason Garrison‘s eighth of the year. Andrew Cogliano iced the game in the closing minute of the game.
The Ducks will return home for the final game of the regular season against the Phoenix Coyotes on Saturday night at 7:00 p.m. PST.
Topics:Alexandre Burrows, Anaheim Ducks, Andrew Cogliano, Brad Staubitz, Jason Garrison, Jonas Hiller, Matt Beleskey, Vancouver Canucks
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