Hiller Shutout Gives Ducks 3-0 Win Over Bruins

Brandon McMillan, Lubomir Visnovsky, and Corey Perry all scored goals for Anaheim.

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Ducks Vs. Bruins: Anaheim Wins 3-0 As Jonas Hiller Gets Second Shutout

Boston, MA (Sports Network) - Jonas Hiller made 45 saves for his second shutout of the season to help the Anaheim Ducks take a 3-0 win over the Boston Bruins. Brandon McMillan had a goal and an assist while Lubomir Visnovsky and Corey Perry each had a goal for the Ducks, who had dropped their previous two. Tim Thomas gave up all three goals on 25 shots for the Bruins, who have lost four of their last five.

Anaheim got the only goal it needed 5:57 in. Luca Sbisa kept the puck in near the blueline and sent it on net from the left point. McMillan grabbed the puck and flung it into the open net for the 1-0 lead. Visnovsky scored on a slap shot at the 4:45 mark of the second for his fifth goal of the year and a 2-0 lead. Skating shorthanded, the Ducks took a 3-0 advantage thanks to Perry's 17th goal of the season.

Hiller stopped nine shots in the first period and made 18 saves in each of the last two periods to preserve the shutout. Hiller has eight shutouts in his career...Anaheim plays in Buffalo on Tuesday...Boston hosts Atlanta on Thursday...Anaheim has won three straight and four of five over Boston.

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

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Ducks Vs. Bruins: Anaheim Looking To Snap Two-Game Skid

(Sports Network) - The Boston Bruins were able to end their longest losing streak of the season in their last trip to the ice and will shoot for consecutive victories when they host the Anaheim Ducks tonight at TD Garden. The Bruins ended an 0-2-1 drought -- the club's longest skid since a 10-game losing streak from Jan. 16-Feb. 6 of last season -- with a home win over Washington on Saturday.

Boston recorded a 3-2 regulation win over the Capitals to begin a three-game homestand. Tim Thomas came up big in net once again, making 25 of his 39 saves in the third period to allow three first-period goals by Boston to stand up for the win. "I didn't really have time to think too much about it, or at least I didn't over-think it, which is a good thing," Thomas said of the constant pressure he faced in the third period.

Patrice Bergeron and Blake Wheeler each finished with a goal and an assist for the Bruins. Boston has won four of its last five games in Beantown, bring their season record to 8-5-3 on home ice. The Bruins will complete their homestand Thursday against Atlanta. The Ducks, meanwhile, are 1-2-0 so far on a seven-game road trip and are coming off consecutive loss to the New York Islanders and Carolina Hurricanes.

Anaheim was dealt a 4-2 loss Saturday in Raleigh as Eric Staal recorded the 12th career hat trick of his career for the Hurricanes. Ryan Getzlaf scored two goals for the Ducks, who fell to 6-9-3 on the road this season. Jonas Hiller surrendered three goals on 31 shots in the loss. "We had opportunities," Getzlaf said of his team. "We had opportunities to get kills and we had opportunities to score goals. There is a strong responsibility that has to be taken."

Anaheim beat the Bruins twice last season and the season series' sweep included a 6-1 victory in Boston. The Ducks have won three of four overall in the series and have five wins in their last nine trips to the Bay State. Tonight's encounter marks the only scheduled meeting this season between the Ducks and Bruins.

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

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