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Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Anaheim Ducks News - Ducks Win 5-2

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Official Ducks Game Coverage

Desperately looking for more goal-scoring, the Ducks found the net more times in an 8:07 stretch in the second period than they have in each of the last six games.
Travis Moen, Chris Kunitz, Chris Pronger and Corey Perry each tallied in that window, propelling the Ducks to a 4-1 advantage that would eventually develop into a 5-2 rout over Nashville at Honda Center.

It was the fourth straight home win for the Ducks, who extended their win streak versus Nashville at Honda Center to seven games, dating back to March 23, 2004. The win also snapped a three-game winning streak for the Predators.

"It’s nice and hopefully it continues," said Perry of Anaheim's sudden rash of offense. "It was one of those games where the puck bounced and went in for us. We needed a game like that to take the monkey off our back. It’s just those fractions of an inch either way. Finally tonight, we started getting the bounces."

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Nashville Predators coverage

Four goals in a span of 8:07 in the second period proved to be the difference as the Anaheim Ducks ended the Nashville Predators three-game winning streak with a 5-2 decision on Monday night at the Honda Center.
Marek Zidlicky posted a multi-point (1g-1a) effort in defeat, while J.P. Dumont scored in his fifth straight game to build on a personal best and match a franchise record for longest goal-scoring streak.

The Predators possessed the game’s early momentum, and used it to draw a penalty to Travis Moen just four minutes and change into the game. On the ensuing power play, Nashville’s leading point producer from the blue line, Zidlicky, made the Ducks pay, belting a howitzer from the left point to give the Preds the lead at 4:59. Ville Koistinen set up Zidlicky for the one-time slap shot to pick up the lone assist.

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LA Times Coverage

"Hopefully it continues," Ducks forward Corey Perry said. "It was one of those games where the puck bounced and went in for us. We needed a game like that to take the monkey off our back a little bit."
Travis Moen started the outburst with his second goal of the season and Perry closed it with his team-leading 22nd.
In between were scores by Chris Kunitz and Chris Pronger as the Ducks easily erased a 1-0 deficit after the first period.
Perry, Kunitz and Ryan Getzlaf each had a goal and an assist. Getzlaf, who has four goals in his last five games, extended his point scoring streak to eight games, tying a career high set earlier this season.

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MVN Coverage

The Predators got the scoring started with a power play goal by Marek Zidlicky at 4:59. Travis Moen was in the box for holding. The Ducks were unable to clear the puck from the zone and Nashville took advantage with a quick pass by Ville Koistinen to Zidlicky, who took the shot from the top of the circle. The Ducks seemed flat and uninspired until the final five minutes of the period. Moen had a great chance late and was sent careening into the net by Ryan Suter after getting his shot off. Shortly thereafter, Doug Weight made a nice cross ice pass in front of the net to Corey Perry, who missed the feed.

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OC Register Coverage

Four different Ducks scored during a furious eight minutes in the second period as the home team cruised to an easy victory agasnst the Nashville Predators Monday night at the Honda Center.

A few moments after Travis Moen was sent to the penalty box for holding at 4:12 in the first period, Nashville defenseman Marek Zidlicky put the Predators up by a goal, firing a slap shot from the top of the left circle. The puck just made it over Jean-Sebastien Giguere’s glove. That was the 46th power-play goal allowed by the Ducks this year. Only Carolina has done worse when skating short-handed, giving up an NHL-worst 48 goals through Monday night.

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AP Coverage via TSN

Two power-play conversions and another goal on a delayed penalty enabled the Anaheim Ducks to enjoy a rare scoring binge against the Nashville Predators.

Chris Pronger and Corey Perry scored power-play goals 1:10 apart to cap a four-goal spurt in the second period, and the defending Stanley Cup champions beat the Nashville Predators 5-2 Monday night.

"We stuck with the same program that we've been sticking with the last few weeks - getting the puck in deep, cycling it and taking it to the net. Tonight we finally started getting the bounces," Perry said. "We needed a game like that to take the monkey off our back a little bit. I hope it continues."

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Why the Honda Center was pink tonight

The Honda Center exterior was illuminated with pink lights Monday night to promote breast cancer awareness in Orange County.

The center went pink for a couple of hours prior to the Ducks game against Nashville.

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