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Monday, September 17, 2007

Monday News - Part 2 - Ducks Win in OT

So it was another hard fought game, this time the Ducks won in OT. The big news is that Parros scored a goal. Now this may not seem like much but since he scored a grand total of one goal last season this is a good start. Ryan Shannon(Van) was also playing and he got an assist. So here is the official coverage from the AP and CP and other details about the game.

Photo of the game (so far only 3 photos have been posted)

AP Coverage via

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) -Petteri Wirtanen scored his second goal of the game with 1:36 left in overtime and added an assist, leading the Anaheim Ducks to a 3-2 win over the Vancouver Canucks.

Daniel Sedin tied the game for Vancouver with 4:16 left in regulation. The Ducks rested most of their big-name players and the fourth line of Wirtanen, George Parros and Brad May picked up the slack, combining for all three goals and seven points.

May set up Parros in the slot less than six minutes into the first period and Wirtanen banged in a loose puck after May drove it to the net just over six minutes into the second period. Ilya Bryzgalov made 29 saves in his first full game of the preseason, as the Ducks improved to 2-1-1.

Ryan Shannon, who won a Cup with the Ducks before being traded to the Canucks this summer, set up Nathan McIver for the other Vancouver goal.

Curtis Sanford stopped 14 of 16 shots before leaving half way through for Drew McIntyre, who made five saves before Wirtanen's overtime shot off the rush bounced in off a Canucks defender.

Neither team dressed more than half their regular lineup.

Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo sat out a day after being hit in the throat by a puck during an intra-squad game, as did captain Markus Naslund.

The Ducks, who played the night before in Phoenix, rested Chris Pronger, Andy MacDonald, Chris Kunitz and former Canucks forward Todd Bertuzzi, who signed a two-year, $8-million contract in Anaheim this summer. It would have been Bertuzzi's first game against his old team since being traded to Florida for Luongo at the 2006 NHL Draft.

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Canadian Post coverage via TSN

VANCOUVER (CP) - Petteri Wirtanen scored his second goal of the game in overtime to give the Anaheim Ducks a 3-2 victory over Vancouver as the Canucks opened their NHL pre-season schedule on Monday.

Wirtanen fired a shot that appeared to be deflected before it went behind Vancouver netminder Drew MacIntyre.

George Parros scored the other Anaheim goal while Nathan McIver and Daniel Sedin counted for the Canucks.

Anaheim, playing its third game in as many nights, improved its exhibition record to 2-1-1.

Daniel Sedin tied the game at 15:44 of the third period when he took a pass from Henrik Sedin, skated to the front of the net and faked goalie J. P. Levasseur to the ice.

The Ducks took a 2-1 lead into the third period before a crowd that was not announced but was well short of a sellout.

Anaheim had the better chances throughout the game as the Canucks only threatened when the Sedin twins were on the ice with Jozef Balej.

Daniel Sedin knocked a high rebound into the net with his stick in the third period but the goal was disallowed because the referee had whistled an end to the play.

Parros, known more for his rugged play than soft hands around the net, opened the scoring for the defending Stanley Cup champions early in the first period.

Brad May, who's entering his 17th NHL season, centred the rebound of his shot off Vancouver netminder Curtis Sanford and Parros, who led the Ducks with 102 penalty minutes in only 34 games, banged it in.

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