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Ducks Vs. Wild: Matt Cullen Has Three Assists, Anaheim Loses 5-3

Matt Cullen had three assists to lead the Minnesota Wild to a 5-3 win over the Anaheim Ducks Sunday night at Honda Center. It was the second straight loss for the Ducks under new head coach Bruce Boudreau.

For the second straight game under Boudreau, Anaheim jumped out to an early lead. Tonight the Ducks were up 2-0 in the first period but by the end of the second period Minnesota had surged to a 3-2 lead. Cam Fowler tied the game at 10:45 of the final period with his third goal of the season, but Nick Johnson answered for Minnesota four minutes later for a 4-3 lead for the Wild.

Cal Clutterbuck added an empty-net goal with 11 seconds left to provide the final margin.

The Ducks also held a 3-0 lead in their last game, before ultimately losing 4-3 in overtime to the Philadelphia Flyers on Friday night. They are 3-13-5 in their last 21 games.

Ryan Getzlaf and Saku Koivu also scored Sunday for Anaheim, and Teemu Selanne picked up a pair of assists. Selanne on Sunday played in his 800th game for the Ducks, extending his own franchise record. The Ducks next host the Los Angeles Kings Tuesday night at Honda Center.

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