Ducks rally past Bruins
|01.14.10 at 12:30 am ET|
Ryan Getzlaf and Steve Eminger scored third period goals as the Anaheim Ducks rallied for a 4-3 victory over the Bruins at Honda Center Wednesday. The Bruins entered the third period with a 3-2 lead on goals by Zdeno Chara, Matt Hunwick and Marco Sturm, but could not shutdown the Ducks attack over the final 20 minutes. Tuukka Rask stopped 28 of 32 shots for Boston, while Jonas Hiller had 27 saves for Anaheim. The B’s will continue their three-game California road trip in San Jose Thursday.
Bobby Ryan – The Ducks second-year forward created scoring chances all game while assisting on two Anaheim goals, including the game winner.
Mark Recchi, – With all the young talent on the ice, the oldest player in the league led the Bruins offense, setting up two goals.
Jonas Hiller – Ducks goalie makes 27 saves, leading Anaheim to fifth straight win.
With the Bruins holding a 3-2 lead and working on a power play in the first minute of the third period, Hiller snares a David Krejci shot to keep Anaheim within a goal. A minute later, Getzlaf ties the game.
Looking to break a 3-3 tie, defenseman Eminger moved in from the point and was perfectly positioned to swipe in a rebound of a Ryan shot giving the Ducks the lead with 11:53 to play.
Defenseman Mark Stuart (sternum) is close to returning to action, but is likely to do so in LA Saturday rather than San Jose Thursday. Center Patrice Bergeron (broken thumb) is also getting closer to getting back, although Monday’s matinee against Ottawa is probably the earliest he will see game action.
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