Final

Series (Game 1 of 4)

Series tied 2-2

Game 1: Friday, October 30th
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Game 2: Wednesday, December 16th
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Game 3: Wednesday, March 24th
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Game 4: Friday, April 2nd
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SO
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Canucks 2

(7-7-0, 14 pts)

Ducks 7

(4-6-1, 9 pts)

10:00 PM ET, October 30, 2009

Honda Center, Anaheim, California

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B. Ryan (Ducks - RW): Goals: 2, Assists: 1

C. Perry (Ducks - RW): Goals: 2, Assists: 1

G. Parros (Ducks - RW): Goals: 1, Assists: 0

Niedermayer reaches 700 points as Perry-Ryan combo helps Ducks cruise

Associated Press

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Corey Perry and Bobby Ryan each had two goals and an assist, Mike Brown put Anaheim ahead to stay with his first career short-handed goal, and the Ducks beat Vancouver 7-2 on Friday night to snap a four-game losing streak.

Anaheim also got a rare goal from enforcer George Parros, and Jonas Hiller made 36 saves to help prevent the Ducks from falling into last place in the Western Conference.

Scott Niedermayer had an assist on Perry's second goal to become the 24th defenseman in NHL history to reach 700 points. Defenseman James Wisniewski had three assists, and Ryan Carter had two assists after missing three games because of a bruised left foot. Ryan Getzlaf also had two assists for Anaheim.

Steve Bernier and Mason Raymond scored for the defending Northwest Division champion Canucks. Andrew Raycroft stopped 18 of 22 shots over two periods in his second straight start for the injured Roberto Luongo, who was sidelined by a cracked rib.

Cory Schneider replaced Raycroft at the start of the third and gave up three goals, two by Ryan and another by Joffrey Lupul on a weird carom after Schneider left his crease to play the puck.

Perry was serving a boarding penalty when Brown got the puck from Carter on a 2-on-2 rush and scored on a short backhander at 16:15 of the second to put the Ducks ahead 3-2. They got their first power-play opportunity of the game just 6 seconds later, and Perry converted a rebound at 18:07 for his seventh goal of the season.

The Ducks were trailing 2-0 before Perry got Anaheim on the board at 16:31 of the first period, beating Raycroft from the edge of the crease after Lupul carried the puck down the slot with two defenders draped all over him.

Parros got the equalizer at 2:29 of the second period. He knocked Shane O'Brien off the puck in the left corner, headed for the net and converted a rebound of Carter's wrist shot from the left boards for his 10th career goal.

Parros came in with a ratio of 65 penalty minutes for every goal he had scored in 242 previous NHL games. Brown came in with a ratio of 75.3 penalty minutes for every goal he had scored in 226 previous NHL games. This one was the fourth of his career.

Coming off a 2-1 shootout win Thursday night at Los Angeles in which they were outshot 29-12 in regulation, the Canucks hit paydirt with their first shot on net. Bernier took a wrister from the left point that snuck between Hiller's skate and the left post just 66 seconds after the opening faceoff.

Raymond made it 2-0 about 3 1/2 minutes later, after Christian Ehrhoff set him up in the low slot with a thread-the-needle pass from the right point while Ryan was off for slashing. The Ducks were coming off a 6-3 drubbing by Toronto last Monday, when they allowed a franchise-worst five power-play goals with Hiller in net -- three of them during 5-on-3 situations.

Game notes


A year ago Saturday, Vancouver beat the Ducks in a 13-round shootout at Anaheim with Mattias Ohlund scoring the deciding goal against Hiller in the Canucks' 7-6 victory. ... The Canucks sent rookie RW Sergei Shirokov back to Manitoba of the AHL and called up C Mario Bliznak to replace C Alexandre Bolduc, who injured his shoulder in Thursday's game. It was the first NHL game for Bliznak. ... The Ducks haven't lost five consecutive games in regulation since the 2002-03 season. ... Perry needs two more goals to join Teemu Selanne, Paul Kariya and Steve Rucchin as the only players to score 100 or more in an Anaheim uniform. ... The Canucks gave up more than two goals for the second time in their last eight games.

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