ANAHEIM CA - DECEMBER 10: (L-R) Dan Sexton #42 Lubomir Visnovsky #17 Nick Bonino #63 and Cam Fowler #4 of the Anaheim Ducks celebrate Sexton's second period goal against the Calgary Flames at the Honda Center on December 10 2010 in Anaheim California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
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Anaheim, CA (Sports Network) - Corey Perry scored the decisive goal in the shootout and Jonas Hiller finished with 37 saves, as Anaheim took a 3-2 victory over Calgary at Honda Center. Each team had a goal heading into the third round of the shootout. Perry then squeezed a wrister past Henrik Karlsson, and Hiller extended to make a diving glove save on Rene Bourque, securing the outcome. Lubomir Visnovsky and Dan Sexton scored in regulation for the Ducks, who have won two of their last three games -- all of which have gone to a shootout.
Karlsson stopped 23 shots for the Flames, who have dropped two in a row. Visnovsky's first-period tally and Sexton's second-period score had the Ducks out to a 2-0 lead. But Calgary pulled even in the third period, getting on the board with a power-play goal. Olli Jokinen got the puck in the right circle and unleashed a high blast that beat Hiller to the stick side at 6:58.
The Flames pulled even thanks to a little luck. David Moss's shot was redirected by Visnovsky in the slot, beating Hiller with 6:35 to play. Hiller faced 14 shots in the third period. Anaheim got a big chance when Flames forward Brendan Morrison was called for hooking 2:37 into overtime. However, Karlsson stood tall, making three saves in the five minutes to ensure the game went to a shootout.
Ryan Getzlaf began the shootout with a goal, as he got Karlsson to close up before sliding the puck underneath the netminder. Alex Tanguay countered with a score for the Flames. Hiller committed early and laid out, and Tanguay shifted to the left before guiding the puck past the goaltender's leg. Karlsson made a pad save on Joffrey Lupul before Niklas Hagman hit the crossbar.
Anaheim was 1-for-6 on power-play chances, and did not cash in on brief stints of a 5-on-3 and 4-on-3...Mark Giordano and Jarome Iginla each had two assists for the Flames...The teams split the four-game series last season.
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(Sports Network) - The Calgary Flames have struggled on the road as of late and tonight try to snap an 11-game losing streak in Anaheim as they visit the Ducks and the Honda Center.
The Flames have lost eight of their last 10 on the road, including last night's 2-1 setback in Los Angeles. Olli Jokinen scored the only Flames goal on a power play with 3:21 remaining in the game, while Miikka Kiprusoff allowed two goals on 32 shots in defeat.
Calgary fell to 5-9-2 as the road club this year and has alternated wins and losses over its last nine games overall.
Calgary head coach Brent Sutter was unhappy with his team's play, particularly their lack of "push back" in the second period when the Kings still only led by a goal.
But "we had urgency in our game the last seven minutes after we were down a couple," said Sutter.
Sutter's club will try to pick up its first victory at Anaheim since Jan. 19, 2004, though it did split four games overall with the Ducks a season ago. Anaheim has won seven of the last 10 meetings overall, while the home club has won five straight and 10 of the last 11 meetings.
The Ducks return home after splitting a pair of road games in the shootout. After a 3-2 victory in Edmonton on Tuesday, Anaheim was dealt a 5-4 setback in Vancouver the following night.
Anaheim head coach Randy Carlyle was not happy with the officials after his club blew a two-goal lead. Edmonton cut it to one on a goal with netminder Cutis McElhinney down on the ice after getting hit in the mask on a shot. He had to be helped off the ice, bleeding from the forehead.
"Four sets of eyes out there. There are two linesmen that are supposed to make the call out there and that clearly is cut and dried," Carlyle said.
McElhinney made 24 saves, while Jonas Hiller stopped 12-of-13 shots faced to take the loss.
Teemu Selanne and Corey Perry both had a goal and an assist and both Cam Fowler and Joffrey Lupul added goals as the Ducks lost for the third time in four games.
The Ducks play two straight at home, where they have lost five of seven and are 9-6-1 this season.