Jonas Hiller Hurt In Ducks' Second Straight Win

Goalie Iiro Tarkki picked up the win for Anaheim in his NHL debut.

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Anaheim's Jean-Francois Jacques Suspended, Francois Beauchemin Cleared Following Hits

Jean-Francois Jacques and Francois Beauchemin had disciplinary hearings with the NHL Monday afternoon for their hits in the Anaheim Ducks’ 7-4 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Sunday night and both emerged with different results.

Beauchemin was not suspended or fined for his blindsiding neutral ice hit on Columbus' Jeff Carter, who has a separated shoulder early in the third period.

Jacques, however, received a three-game suspension for his hit an elbow to R.J. Umberger with 5:43 left in the game. He was given a five-minute major for boarding during the game.

NHL Senior Vice President, Player Safety and Hockey Operations Brendan Shanahan said that the hit is a clear violation of Rule 48.1 for an illegal check to the head.

The Ducks' next three games are Tuesday against the Stars, at Calgary on Thursday and Friday in Edmonton.

For more Ducks hockey news and information, be sure to read Anaheim Calling.

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Ducks Vs. Blue Jackets: Anaheim Wins Second Straight 7-4 But Loses Jonas Hiller

For the first time in 83 days, the Anaheim Ducks have won consecutive games. Thanks to a four-goal explosion in the first period, the Ducks were able to beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 7-4 in a battle of the teams with the two worst records in the National Hockey League. However, the Ducks have a problem at goalie.

Jonas Hiller started the game in net for Anaheim, but left with what the team called a lower body injury and did not return. With backup Dan Ellis placed on injured reserve earlier in the day and expected to miss four weeks with an injured groin, the Ducks turned to Iiro Tarkki for his NHL debut, and he picked up the win saving five of seven shots.

Corey Perry had a hat trick for the Ducks and Teemu Selanne scored two goals, while Bobby Ryan and Lubomir Visnovsky each had two assists. The last time Anaheim won consecutive games came on October 17, when a 3-2 win at San Jose was the fourth consecutive victory for the Ducks.

Anaheim concludes its homestand Tuesday night as they host the Dallas Stars at Honda Center.

For more Ducks hockey news and information, be sure to read Anaheim Calling.

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Ducks Vs. Blue Jackets: Anaheim Looks For Rare Consecutive Wins

The Ducks have not won consecutive games since October 17.

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