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.