Anaheim Ducks Falter Again, Fall 2-1 to Vancouver Canucks in Shootout

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Nov 9, 2014; Anaheim, CA, USA; Anaheim Ducks right wing Devante Smith-Pelly (12) and Vancouver Canucks defenseman Alexander Edler (23) battle for the puck during the first period at Honda Center. Mandatory Credit: Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports

Third Star: Devante Smith-Pelly, RW (6 SOG, 4 Hits, 19:00 TOI)

Devante Smith-Pelly was terrific, really throwing his weight around in another game dictated by the forecheck. He had numerous thunderous hits, including a couple on Hamhuis and one on Alexander Edler in the first period alone. Smith-Pelly finished with four hits, extending his team-leading total to 46. Smith-Pelly also played 19 minutes on the top line with Getzlaf, generating six of Anaheim’s 29 shots on goal. Smith-Pelly has had strong games and has really carved out his niche on the Ducks’ roster as a physical player who can create strong offensive chances. He continues to make his case to be the top-line winger with Getzlaf and Perry, and he should be a valuable player for Anaheim moving forward.