Signed by Anaheim over the summer to back up John Gibson after three seasons as the starter in Vancouver, Miller was given a nice ovation following a short video tribute before the opening faceoff. The 37-year-old, who had a combined .914 save percentage with the Canucks and came in with a .928 percentage in limited duty with the Ducks, responded to the crowd at
Making his first start since a 7-5 home loss to the
Nilsson recovered to make a blocker save with Kevin Roy in alone moments later before also punching away another chance by Henrique on a short-handed breakaway.
Rakell then roofed a quick snapshot after whiffing on another opportunity seconds earlier for his team-leading 15th with 6:16 left in the first.
Set to begin a stretch of seven games away from home, injury-riddled Vancouver, which entered play 2-8-1 since No. 1 center Bo Horvat went down with a broken foot on Dec. 5, had a bit of a push to start the second.
Anaheim, which weathered its own injury woes earlier this season, managed the rest of the period, with Vancouver's best opportunity coming on Brock Boeser's chance from in tight that Miller blocked with his glove before smothering the rebound.
The Ducks made it 4-0 just 20 seconds in the third as Nilsson stopped the puck at the side of his net on a dump in for Rakell to collect and feed to Getzlaf, who in turn found Vermette for his eighth.
That would be the end of Nilsson's night, but Markstrom didn't fare much better as Manson charged up the ice on an Anaheim change and found Grant alone in front of a porous Vancouver defense for his eighth at 7:41.