Adam Henrique, Nicolas Deslauriers power Ducks to victory over Canucks
Adam Henrique and Nicolas Deslauriers each scored two goals, and the Ducks ended a four-game winless streak with a 7-4 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday night.
Troy Terry had a goal and an assist, and Richard Rakell and Sam Steel also scored for the Ducks (24-19-9), who were 0-3-1 in their previous four games. Trevor Zegras had three assists.
Goalie John Gibson stopped 16 shots and picked up an assist on the Ducks’ opening goal.
Elias Pettersson had a goal and two assists for the Canucks (23-22-6), whose modest two-game winning streak ended. Tanner Pearson, Quinn Hughes and Conor Garland all had a goal and an assist.
Vancouver’s Thatcher Demko gave up five goals in 14 shots before being replaced by Jaroslav Halak early in the second period. Halak finished with nine saves in 11 shots.
Drew Doughty, Adrian Kempe and Trevor Moore scored in the third period for the Kings, who overcame a two-goal deficit to beat the Arizona Coyotes 5-3.
The Ducks scored two goals on their first three shots of the game.
Terry collected his team-leading 25th goal of the season when he deflected a shot from Hampus Lindholm over Demko’s shoulder just 57 seconds into the game.
Deslauriers made it 2-0 at 3:23 when he tipped a pass from Derek Grant from the corner under Demko’s arm.
The Ducks’ power play went to work after J.T. Miller was called for slashing. Rakell deflected a shot through traffic for his 12th goal of the season at 14:08.
It was a busy period for Deslauriers. Just 44 seconds into the game, he laid a big hit on Kyle Burroughs that sent the Canucks defenseman crashing into the boards. Burroughs hit the ice favoring his shoulder and did not return.
The Ducks led 6-2 after two periods.
With Canucks captain Bo Horvat off for slashing, Henrique scored the Ducks’ second power-play goal of the game at 1:35 of the second, deflecting a shot through traffic.
Steel made it 5-0 at 4:20. With the Canucks’ defense out of position after killing another man-advantage, Steel was left alone in the slot to take a pass from Zegras from behind the net. That goal ended Demko’s night.
The Canucks tried to claw back into the game with Pearson scoring at 4:52. Pettersson ripped a shot past Gibson on a power play at 15:47.
Henrique restored the four-goal lead just more than a minute later. Zegras fired a shot from the point that hit the post, then hit Halak on the back and dribbled toward the net. Canucks defenseman Luke Schenn made a diving attempt to stop the puck, but Henrique poked it home.
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Deslauriers’ second goal of the game came off a scramble early in the third period. Sam Carrick collected his second assist of the game.
Garland scored his 13th of the season at 10:41, lifting a backhand over Gibson’s shoulder. Hughes blasted a shot through traffic to cap the scoring.
Notes: The Canucks were outshot 8-2 in the first period. Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf missed his second consecutive game because of a lower back injury. Vancouver has just one winning streak of three or more games this season.
Up next: The Ducks will host San Jose on Tuesday night to open a stretch of six straight games at home. The Canucks will host Seattle on Monday night in the second game of a three-game homestand.
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