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Ducks rally past Bruins

Summary

Ryan Getzlaf and Steve Eminger scored third period goals as the Anaheim Ducks [1] 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 [2], Matt Hunwick and Marco Sturm [3], but could not shutdown the Ducks attack over the final 20 minutes. Tuukka Rask [4] 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.

Three Stars

Bobby Ryan ‘€“ The Ducks second-year forward created scoring chances all game while assisting on two Anaheim goals, including the game winner.

Mark Recchi [5], ‘€“ 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.

Turning Point

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 [6] shot to keep Anaheim within a goal. A minute later, Getzlaf ties the game.

Key Play

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.

Question Mark

Defenseman Mark Stuart [7] (sternum) is close to returning to action, but is likely to do so in LA Saturday rather than San Jose Thursday. Center Patrice Bergeron [8] (broken thumb) is also getting closer to getting back, although Monday’€™s matinee against Ottawa is probably the earliest he will see game action.