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Canucks rally from two-goal deficit to beat Ducks in overtime

Henrik Sedin, John Gibson
The puck bounces back into play after Canucks center Henrik Sedin scored against Ducks goaltender John Gibson in overtime Friday night.
(Ben Nelms / Canadian Press via AP)

Henrik Sedin scored 4:01 into overtime and the Vancouver Canucks beat the Anaheim Ducks, 3-2, on Friday night. 

The Canucks captain roofed his ninth of the season on a two-on-one rush after Ryan Getzlaf missed the net on a similar breakaway at the other end. 

Loui Eriksson and Jack Skille also scored in regulation for Vancouver, which got 24 saves from Ryan Miller. 

Getzlaf and Rickard Rakell scored for Anaheim, and John Gibson stopped 23 shots. 

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Down 2-1 after two periods, the Canucks tied the score at 2:02 of the third when Bo Horvat made a nice play behind the net to lose Rakell before feeding the puck into the slot. Alexander Edler’s initial shot found its way to Skille, who followed up his own rebound to bury his fourth of the season. 

Miller made a couple of nice saves to keep things level with under five minutes to go in regulation, stopping two chances by Ondrej Kase before staring down Shea Theodore in the slot. 

The Ducks were coming off Thursday’s 3-1 win at Calgary and stretched a 1-0 first-period lead to two just 52 seconds into the second. Hampus Lindholm’s point shot glanced off Canucks forward Brandon Sutter and leaked behind Miller in the Vancouver crease. Rakell jabbed at Miller’s pad while Vancouver defenseman Troy Stecher attempted to seal the puck under his goalie, but it still wound up dribbling over the line. 

Vancouver challenged the play for goaltender interference, but the call on the ice stood after video review to give Rakell his 16th. 

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The Canucks, who downed Los Angeles 2-1 at home on Wednesday, finally got on the board at 7:59 on their fourth power play of the night when Hutton’s point shot found its way past Gibson for his fifth. 

Getzlaf moved in on harmless-looking two-on-two rush with Joseph Cramarossa near the tail end of Vancouver’s second man-advantage situation before taking a pass and ripping his fifth after catching Miller going the wrong way. 


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