Troy Terry scores in OT, Ducks beat Canucks for fifth straight victory
Troy Terry scored 3:52 into overtime to give the Anaheim Ducks a 3-2 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Tuesday night.
Cam Fowler and Isac Lundestrom scored in regulation for the Ducks, who extended their win streak to five games.
J.T. Miller and Elias Pettersson had third-period goals for the Canucks. Quinn Hughes and Brock Boeser assisted on both goals.
Anaheim’s John Gibson made 41 saves. Jaroslav Halak had 28 saves for the Canucks in his third start of the season.
Each team had prime chances in overtime, forcing Gibson and Halak to perform acrobatic saves before Terry finally broke the stalemate.
Pettersson scored with 55 seconds left in regulation, taking a moment to settle a puck before rifling a shot from the faceoff dot to tie the score at 2-2.
The Canucks were short-handed at the time, with Conor Garland sitting in the penalty box after Halak was called for tripping Ryan Getzlaf. Halak was then pulled to give Vancouver a full five-man attack with less than a minute to go.
Miller scuttled Gibson’s shutout attempt 13:29 into the third, finally beating the Ducks netminder with a wrist shot from inside the blue line. His sixth goal of the season came on Vancouver’s 36th shot of the game.
An unlucky bounce turned into Anaheim’s second goal 9:15 into the third period.
Halak stopped Lundestrom’s shot from in tight but the rebound hit Miller at the top of the crease. The Canucks forward appeared to pull the puck off the line and both sides continue to play for about a minute before the horn sounded.
The Ducks placed GM Bob Murray on administrative leave Tuesday pending an investigation into allegations of unprofessional conduct.
An official explained that, after a review, it was determined that the puck had fully crossed the goal line, resulting in a 2-0 lead for the Ducks.
The Ducks took a 1-0 lead into the first intermission, despite being outshot 13-8.
Anaheim opened the scoring after Hughes was called for tripping Adam Henrique. Fowler blasted a shot from the top of the faceoff circle that beat Halak on the glove side at 11:18.
Terry registered an assist on the play to extend his point streak to a league-leading 12 games. He has nine goals and seven assists over the stretch.
Anaheim went one for four on the power play Tuesday, while Vancouver went scoreless on two opportunities.
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