PHILADELPHIA - OCTOBER 21: Jason Blake #33 of the Anaheim Ducks celebrates his first period goal against the Philadelphia Flyers on October 21 2010 at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Ducks Pick Up First Road Win Of The Year Against Flyers

The Philadelphia Flyers will try to get their offense going tonight when they host the Anaheim Ducks in an interconference battle at the Wells Fargo Center.

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Anaheim Ducks Beat Flyers 3-2 On Late Goal By Getzlaf

Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - Ryan Getzlaf scored the game-winning goal with 1:46 remaining in regulation to lift the Anaheim Ducks to a 3-2 win over the Philadelphia Flyers at Wells Fargo Center.

Lubomir Visnovsky and Jason Blake also scored for Anaheim, which evened its mark to 1-1 on the club's current four-game road trip. Curtis McElhinney allowed two goals on 40 shots in the victory.

Scott Hartnell and Claude Giroux scored for the Flyers, who have lost three straight games. Sergei Bobrovsky made 19 saves in the losing effort. Philadelphia will conclude its current season-long, five-game homestand on Saturday against Toronto.

With the score tied 2-2 late in the third period, an odd play led to the game- winner by Getzlaf. The Ducks moved into their offensive zone on a 3-on-3 rush and Bobrovsky made a save on a wrist shot from the slot.

However, the puck squirted loose and Getzlaf poked it while bearing down on the Philly netminder. The disc trickled into the front right side of the net barely over the goal line, but neither referee signaled for a goal despite the Ducks celebrating on the ice. After a review by the replay booth, the goal was confirmed and the Ducks held on for the win.

After Visnovsky's shot from the slot gave the Ducks the lead 35 seconds into the game, the Flyers tied the score less than four minutes later.

During a scramble near the right post, Hartnell's whack at the loose disc trickled underneath the pads of McElhinney and over the goal line. The referee waived his arms immediately as to signal that the play was not a goal, but after a review from the replay booth, Hartnell was credited with his first goal of the season at the 4:16 mark.

Midway through the first stanza, Blake's tally put the visitors back on top. Teemu Selanne skated behind the net and flipped a pass into the goal mouth, where Blake sent a one-timer snap shot past Bobrovsky from in close.

In the middle stages of the second period, Todd Marchant hustled in on a clear breakaway, but Bobrovsky made a pad save.

With 6:10 to go before the second intermission, Giroux's third goal knotted the contest. Matt Carle sent a long pass across the neutral zone, which sent Giroux in on a partial breakaway down the left side. Giroux's initial attempt, a wrister from the low slot, was saved, but he followed the rebound and lit the lamp with a backhander from the top of the crease.

It was Getzlaf's third goal of 2010-11...The teams combined to go scoreless on nine total power-play chances, five of which were awarded to the Flyers...Corey Perry had two assists for Anaheim, which has won two straight in Philadelphia...The Ducks have earned at least one point in four of their last five games (3-1-1) after they opened the season with three consecutive regulation losses.


Ducks Visit Flyers In Second Straight Road Game

(Sports Network) - The Philadelphia Flyers will try to get their offense going tonight when they host the Anaheim Ducks in an interconference battle at the Wells Fargo Center.

The Flyers are 2-2-1 on the year, but have scored just 11 goals over those five games. Philadelphia has been particularly bad on the power play, posting just two scores on 22 opportunities with the man advantage.

Philadelphia was 1-for-5 on the power play in its last game on Saturday, but that was the club's only goal in a 5-1 loss to the visiting Pittsburgh Penguins. Sidney Crosby notched a pair of third-period power-play goals and totaled three points to lead the rival Pens to the rout.

Danny Briere provided the only offense for the Flyers, who have dropped two straight and three of four.

Sergei Bobrovsky, who stymied the Penguins in his NHL debut on October 7, was torched in defeat for four goals on 31 shots. It was his first career defeat after two victories. Brian Boucher, who is 0-1-1 on the year, could get the start tonight.

Flyers defenseman Chris Pronger has yet to record a point in three games this year and he'll try to break that trend this evening against his former team. Pronger skated for Anaheim for three seasons (2006-09) and helped the Ducks win the franchise's only Stanley Cup in 2007.

Philly is 1-2-0 on a five-game homestand that will end Saturday against Toronto.

Anaheim lost the first test of a four-game road trip Wednesday night, dropping a 3-1 decision in Columbus. Rick Nash scored twice to lead Columbus to the victory at Nationwide Arena.

Teemu Selanne scored his 609th career goal to move into sole possession of 16th place on the all-time list. Selanne can tie Bobby Hull for 15th place with his next goal.

Jonas Hiller stopped 19 shots in defeat as the Ducks lost for the fifth time in seven games to start the season.

"I think we did some things very well, but we made mistakes, too," Anaheim head coach Randy Carlyle said. "Tonight our power play was good in some situations, as far as creating chances. But in the latter part, we just stood around and didn't really move and attack the box. We got some shots, but everything was from the perimeter."

Anaheim rookie defenseman Cam Fowler sat out last night's game with a broken nose, but the 18-year-old may be able to play tonight.

The Ducks earned a shootout victory in Philly last year in the only 2009-10 meeting between the clubs. The Flyers had won the previous three encounters prior to last season's matchup and have taken five of seven overall from Anaheim.

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