ANAHEIM CA - NOVEMBER 03: Ryan Getzlaf #15 of the Anaheim Ducks and Martin St. Louis #26 of the Tampa Bay Lightning battle for the puck in the second period at the Honda Center on November 3 2010 in Anaheim California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Getzlaf, Ducks Comeback To Win In Overtime Against Lightning, 3-2

The Ducks have beaten Tampa Bay in six of their last seven meetings.

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Ducks Win In Overtime Thanks To Getzlaf, 3-2

Anaheim, CA (Sports Network) - Ryan Getzlaf's goal with 2:07 remaining in overtime lifted Anaheim over Tampa Bay, 3-2, at Honda Center.

Teemu Selanne carried the puck down the left wing, then circled behind the net to the right side. Before hitting the goal line, he used the backhand to dish into the slot where Getzlaf swiped a shot home.

Selanne and Kyle Palmieri also scored for the Ducks, who had dropped three of four coming in. Jonas Hiller earned the win with 32 stops.

Blair Jones and Steven Stamkos tallied for the Lightning, who had won three of four. Dan Ellis made 27 saves in defeat.

Selanne registered a power-play score at the 12:22 mark of the first period, then Jones countered on the advantage for the Bolts at 2:38 of the second.

Stamkos put the Lightning ahead just 21 seconds into the third period while on a power play, skating down the left wing and potting a dish from Martin St. Louis.

Anaheim knotted the game with 4:20 to play in regulation, as Palmieri deftly redirected a Bobby Ryan dish past Ellis along the ice inside the right post.

Game Notes

Anaheim has beaten Tampa Bay in six of the last seven meetings dating back to December 29, 2003...Palmieri notched his first career goal...Ducks defenseman Lubomir Visnovsky added two assists...Anaheim hosts Pittsburgh on Friday, and Tampa Bay continues its California trip at Los Angeles on Thursday.


Ducks Vs. Lightning: Roster Notes

As the Anaheim Ducks prepare for the start of a three-game homestand tonight against the Tampa Bay Lightning, a few roster moves were made. The Ducks are looking to snap a two-game losing streak, but are 2-1-1 at home this season.

Today, the Ducks recalled right wing Kyle Palmieri from the Syracuse Crunch of the AHL. Palmieri was tied for the AHL lead in scoring with nine points. On Monday, the Ducks recalled center Nick Bonino from Syracuse. Arthur from Anaheim Calling chimed in on the roster moves in analyzing the Ducks' poor start to the season:

I hate "turning points," and "opportunities to turn the season around," but I'm going to go ahead and say I like this for both of those things.  There has been a culture of complacency in the Anaheim locker room since they won the Cup.  Every squad, regardless of how many rings it possessed, found a way to turn in workmanlike losses, the sort of 9 to 5 efforts that get it done at the DMV.  Only rookies and young players have effectively changed that, be it the speed and shot of Dan Sexton, the bang and crash of Matt Beleskey or just the chirping from the back of the bus from Ryan Whitney and James Wisniewski.

Assuming Randy Carlyle inserts both Bonino and Palmieri into the lineup (and inserts them into the lineup together as he once did for Perry and Getzlaf), we should see a little bit of Crunch chemistry 'fowl'ing the waters of the Pond.  That's in addition to whatever they can bring to a locker room that's apparently already learned how to keep its collective head down through the losses, aka The Ducks Way.

The roster moves were made in part to account for the concussion suffered by center Kyle Chipchura. The Ducks announced yesterday that Chipchura would miss tonight's game and Friday, after suffering a concussion on Saturday in San Jose against the Sharks.

In addition to these roster moves, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reported on some lineup changes tonight, via Twitter:

Aaron Voros, Danny Syvret and Troy Bodie sit tonight for Ducks.

Tonight's game is televised on Fox Sports West.

For more Ducks news and information, be sure to read the SB Nation blog Anaheim Calling.


Ducks Host Tampa Bay Lightning At Honda Center

(Sports Network) - The Anaheim Ducks made it official on Tuesday when they announced that rookie defenseman Cam Fowler will be staying with the club this season. Now they just have to get him back in the lineup.

The 18-year-old is expected to return from a six-game absence due to injury this evening when the Ducks host the Tampa Bay Lightning at the Honda Center.

Fowler, the 12th overall pick of the 2010 draft, has a goal and two assists in six games so far this year. He has been out of action since suffering a broken nose and a stiff neck on Oct. 17, but that didn't stop the Ducks from keeping him on the roster rather than send him back to juniors and delay the start of his entry level contract.

"It wasn't really that difficult a decision," Ducks coach Randy Carlyle told Anaheim's website. "The way Cam Fowler has played for our hockey club, it quite amazes me still to think we got him at 12."

Fowler should be on the ice as Anaheim tries to avoid a third straight loss. The Ducks dropped their second straight game on Saturday, 5-2 in San Jose, and have lost back-to-back games for the first time since they began the season with three consecutive losses.

Curtis McElhinney allowed all five goals on 41 shots for the Ducks, who fell behind by five goals before getting power-play tallies from Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry in the third period. Teemu Selanne assisted on both goals.

"We didn't really seem to get involved in the game from our standpoint," said Carlyle. "You can't come into this building and expect them not to be coming out and jumping at you."

Anaheim, which plays its next three games at home, will likely go back to Jonas Hiller in net tonight. He is 2-1-0 with a 2.60 goals-against average in three starts versus the Lightning.

The Ducks won both meetings with the Lightning past regulation last year, with Hiller making 51 total saves. Getzlaf and Selanne both had a goal and two assists in the 4-3 overtime win at Anaheim on Nov. 19 and the Ducks have won five of the last six meetings overall between the teams.

Tampa Bay has lost two of its last three at Honda Center, but brings a 4-1-0 road mark in 2010-11 into this series. The Lightning got a four-game swing out west off to a good start with Saturday's 3-0 win at Phoenix.

Dan Ellis made 23 saves for his first shutout this year and 11th of his career. He also stopped all 24 shots faced in relief of Mike Smith in a win over the Penguins on Wednesday.

"The guys are keeping the shots to the outside, and when they do that and when they give you a chance to see the puck, and when they clear away rebounds, it always makes a goalie's job easier," said Ellis, who is 1-1-0 with a 3.94 GAA in two meetings with the Ducks.

Mattias Ritola, Adam Hall and Steven Stamkos each scored as Tampa Bay won its second in a row.

Stamkos has five goals and eight assists over a six-game point streak and on Tuesday was named the NHL's First Star for the month of October. Stamkos recorded an NHL-leading 19 points in 10 games in October.

Tampa Bay is also scheduled to visit Los Angeles and San Jose on this swing.

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