NHL Game Summary - Anaheim at Edmonton
Edmonton, AB (Sports Network) - Ryan Getzlaf scored two goals and dished out a pair of assists, as the Anaheim Ducks scored four times in the third period to defeat the Edmonton Oilers, 7-3, in the final NHL game before the Olympic break at Rexall Place.
Getzlaf had missed the previous two games with a sprained left ankle but is still expected to compete for Team Canada in the upcoming Olympic Games in Vancouver.
"Obviously I would like to be there," Getzlaf said. "I was pretty confident in my foot tonight, but at the same time I don't know how it's going to react in the morning."
Bobby Ryan, Corey Perry, and Scott Niedermayer each had a goal and an assist for the Ducks, who have won six of eight. Saku Koivu and George Parros had one goal apiece for Anaheim, which got 26 saves from Jonas Hiller.
Ryan Potulny, Ethan Moreau and Lubomir Visnovsky each lit the lamp for the Oilers, who have dropped five of six. Jeff Deslauriers turned aside 39-of-46 shots in defeat.
"The entire game we were probably in the penalty box too much," Oilers forward Mike Comrie said. "It's not a good feeling. We're going to have a long time to think about this."
With the Ducks ahead 3-2, Getzlaf found the back of the net with a snap shot for a power-play score at the 5:27 mark of the third to make it a two-goal contest. Just 39 seconds later, Parros' tip-in gave the Ducks a 5-2 lead.
Visnovsky lit the lamp less than a minute later to cut the gap to 5-3.
Getzlaf and Ryan scored power-play goals with 3:02 and 1:57 remaining, respectively, to seal the win for Anaheim.
The Ducks got on the board at the 3:47 mark of the first period. Teemu Selanne charged down the left wing and fired a wrister from the circle. Koivu made a nice move to put home the rebound.
A Getzlaf slashing penalty and Todd Marchant tripping call at 4:08 and 4:25, respectively, gave the Oilers a 5-on-3 power play. Edmonton capitalized with Potulny's wrister from the slot, which made its way through traffic and beat Hiller.
Perry's slapper at the 10:23 mark gave Anaheim a 2-1 edge. The Ducks made it a two-goal game at the 5:31 mark of the second on Niedermayer's tip-in.
The Oilers, who were down a man for most of the second, got a short-handed goal from Moreau with 56 seconds remaining to cut the gap to 3-2.