Final OT

Series (Game 1 of 2)

Anaheim leads 2-0

Game 1: Monday, September 17th
Ducks3Final
OT
Canucks2
Game 2: Sunday, September 23rd
Canucks0Final
Ducks5

Ducks 3

(2-1-1, 5 pts)

Canucks 2

(0-0-1, 1 pts)

10:00 PM ET, September 17, 2007

Rogers Arena, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

1 2 3 OT T
ANA 1 1 0 13
VAN 0 1 1 02

Top Skaters

Ducks 3, Canucks 2

Associated Press

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) -- Petteri Wirtanen scored his second goal of the game with 1:36 left in overtime and added an assist, leading the Anaheim Ducks to a 3-2 win over the Vancouver Canucks.

Daniel Sedin tied the game for Vancouver with 4:16 left in regulation. The Ducks rested most of their big-name players and the fourth line of Wirtanen, George Parros and Brad May picked up the slack, combining for all three goals and seven points.

May set up Parros in the slot less than 6 minutes into the first period and Wirtanen banged in a loose puck after May drove it to the net just over 6 minutes into the second period. Ilya Bryzgalov made 29 saves in his first full game of the preseason as the Ducks improved to 2-1-1.

Ryan Shannon, who won a Cup with the Ducks before being traded to the Canucks this summer, set up Nathan McIver for the other Vancouver goal.

Curtis Sanford stopped 14 of 16 shots before leaving half way through for Drew McIntyre, who made five saves before Wirtanen s overtime shot off the rush bounced in off a Canucks defender.

Neither team dressed more than half their regular lineup.

Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo sat out a day after being hit in the throat by a puck during an intra-squad game, as did captain Markus Naslund.

The Ducks, who played the night before in Phoenix, rested Chris Pronger, Andy MacDonald, Chris Kunitz and former Canucks forward Todd Bertuzzi, who signed a two-year, $8-million contract in Anaheim this summer. It would have been Bertuzzi's first game against his old team since being traded to Florida for Luongo at the 2006 NHL Draft.

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