Anaheim 3, Carolina 2

Boxscore | Recap
Thursday, February 23, 2012 7:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Anaheim 26-25-4-6 15-13-2-0 11-12-2-6 W1
Carolina 23-26-7-5 16-12-0-4 7-14-7-1 L1

Recap


DUCKS 3, HURRICANES 2 (SO): Saku Koivu scored in the second round of the shootout and Jonas Hiller denied all three attempts as Anaheim continued its late surge toward a postseason berth.
 
Reigning Hart Trophy winner Corey Hart recorded his third career 30-goal season by leveling the contest at 2-2 midway through the third period. Defenseman Luca Sbisa also tallied for the Ducks, who improved to 7-1-3 in their last 11 games.
 
After Teemu Selanne and Jeff Skinner were denied in the first round, Koivu skated in and wristed the puck past Justin Peters. Carolina captain Eric Staal hit the post on his attempt before Hiller denied Brandon Sutter to end the game.
 
Defenseman Jamie McBain netted a power-play goal and Jerome Samson also tallied for the Hurricanes, who fell to 0-5 in shootouts this season.
 
After failing to score on its first three power plays, Anaheim made Carolina pay following Skinner's high-sticking penalty. Sixteen seconds into the penalty, Perry redirected Ryan Getzlaf's pass at the 9:35 mark of the third period.
 
McBain snapped a 1-1 tie at 5:40 of the second period. Carolina won a faceoff in the offensive end before McBain wired a shot which sailed through traffic and past Hiller. The tally was McBain's sixth of the season and second in five games.
 
GAME NOTEBOOK: Staal had an assist to extend his seven-game point streak. He has six goals and six helpers in that span. ... Anaheim last played at home on Feb. 8 - with a 3-2 overtime win over Carolina. ... Peters fell to 2-0-1 with one shutout at home this season. He is 0-3-0 on the road.

Top Game Performances

Anaheim   Carolina
Corey Perry 1 Points Jamie McBain 1
Corey Perry 1 Goals Jamie McBain 1
Nick Bonino 1 Assists Jaroslav Spacek 1
Corey Perry 1 Power Play Goals Jamie McBain 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Jonas Hiller .938 Save Percentage Justin Peters .946
Jonas Hiller 30 Saves Justin Peters 35

Team Stats Summary

 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Anaheim 37 3 1-5 1-2 4 27
Carolina 32 2 1-2 4-5 10 36

Upcoming Games

  • Carolina will play their next game at home against Florida . The Hurricanes have a W/L % of .304 after a win and .421 after a loss.
  • Anaheim will play their next game at home against Chicago . The Ducks have a W/L % of .480 after a win and .389 after a loss.
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