Anaheim 2, Minnesota 1

Tuesday, February 14, 2012 7:30 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Anaheim 23-24-4-5 15-13-2-0 8-11-2-5 W2
Minnesota 25-23-2-6 13-10-1-2 12-13-1-4 L5


Niklas Hagman and Corey Perry scored 4:04 apart midway through the third period as the Anaheim Ducks rallied for a 2-1 victory over the host Minnesota Wild on Tuesday.

Defenseman Luca Sbisa recorded an assist and Jonas Hiller made 17 saves for Anaheim, which improved to 2-0-1 on its eight-game road trip and 6-1-3 in its last 10 away from home.

The Wild scored early in the contest and maintained the 1-0 lead until captain Mikko Koivu committed a costly turnover in the third. Koivu coughed up the puck in the left faceoff circle and it slid directly to Hagman, who put a backhander past Josh Harding from alone in front at 8:17 for only his second tally in 22 games.

Fresh off his fifth career hat trick Sunday at Columbus, Perry received a lead pass from Sbisa and beat Harding to the short side from the right circle. The reigning Hart Trophy winner has scored five goals in his last four contests.

Minnesota grabbed the lead during a power play less than four minutes into the game. From above the slot, defenseman Marek Zidlicky dished the puck to Dany Heatley, who tapped it past Hiller from the left side of the net for his 19th goal of the season.

Harding stopped 23 shots for the Wild, who have lost five straight games overall and fell to 0-3-0 on their four-game homestand. Minnesota has scored a total of seven goals over its last six contests (1-4-1).

Top Game Performances

Anaheim   Minnesota
Niklas Hagman 1 Points Dany Heatley 1
Niklas Hagman 1 Goals Dany Heatley 1
Luca Sbisa 1 Assists Mikko Koivu 1
N/A Power Play Goals Dany Heatley 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Jonas Hiller .944 Save Percentage Josh Harding .920
Jonas Hiller 17 Saves Josh Harding 23

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Anaheim 25 2 0-4 2-3 13 17
Minnesota 18 1 1-3 4-4 13 34

Upcoming Games

  • Minnesota will play its next game at home against Winnipeg. The Wild have a W/L % of .600 after a win and .323 after a loss.
  • Anaheim will play its next game on the road against Pittsburgh. The Ducks have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .353 after a loss.
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