Anaheim Ducks rout host Vancouver Canucks 5-1
Anaheim overwhelmed host Vancouver 5-1 as Corey Perry and Saku Koivu each had a goal and an assist.
The Associated Press
VANCOUVER, B.C. – Corey Perry and Saku Koivu each had a goal and an assist and Frederik Andersen made 31 saves as the Anaheim Ducks defeated the Vancouver Canucks 5-1 on Saturday night.
Luca Sbisa, Matt Beleskey and Mathieu Perreault also scored for Anaheim, while Andrew Cogliano and Daniel Winnik added two assists as the Ducks moved into first place in the Pacific Division.
Brad Richardson had the lone goal for Vancouver, which remained five points behind the Phoenix Coyotes for the final wild-card berth in the Western Conference.
Canucks rookie goaltender Eddie Lack made 16 saves.
The Ducks led 2-1 after the first period and increased their lead at 11:02 of the second off a Canucks turnover when Winnik chipped a pass from the side of the net into the slot to Koivu, who scored his 10th goal of the season.
Vancouver had a number of opportunities to make things interesting, including three power plays in the second period, but the league’s 27th-ranked unit didn’t have many clear chances.
After Koivu gave the Ducks a 3-1 lead, Andersen made consecutive saves off shots by Chris Higgins and Jordan Schroeder from in tight before shooting out a pad to stop Zack Kassian moments later.