Andersen, Ducks hold off Senators

Associated Press  |  Last updated October 26, 2013
Ryan Getzlaf scored the winner, Frederik Andersen made 26 saves and the Anaheim Ducks earned the first victory of their eight-game road trip, a 2-1 win over the Ottawa Senators on Friday night. Patrick Maroon also scored for the Ducks on the third game of their trip. Mika Zibanejad had the Senators' goal and Craig Anderson stopped 26 shots. Anaheim was coming off a 4-1 loss to the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday night and was clearly the better team, especially early. The Senators' best period was the third, but Andersen stopped all 12 shots he faced. Anderson made a couple of great saves late in the third to give the Senators a chance in the final minute with the extra man, but Ottawa couldn't crack Anaheim's defense. Maroon opened the scoring at 7:35 of the first period when he took a pass from Corey Perry and beat Anderson with a wrist shot. A communication breakdown between defenseman Erik Karlsson and Anderson led to the Ducks second goal. Karlsson took the puck behind Ottawa's net but mishandled it, allowing Perry to grab it and put it out front. Karlsson again struggled to clear it and Getzlaf jumped on the puck and buried it. The Senators cut the lead in half midway through the second on Zibanejad's power-play goal, which came as a result of some great work by Cory Conacher, who took a beating in the crease to create a screen. Ottawa then took three straight minor penalties, but the Ducks' struggling power play couldn't convert. The Senators had a great opportunity to tie the game early in the third with the man advantage, but Clarke MacArthur, who is still looking for his first goal of the season, wasn't able to bury a loose puck. This was the second and final meeting between the teams this season. NOTES: D Jared Cowen played his 100th NHL game. ... C Jean-Gabriel Pageau, LW Matt Kassian and D Patrick Wiercioch were healthy scratches for the Senators. ... Anaheim's RW Teemu Selanne, RW Dustin Penner (concussion, out indefinitely) and D Mark Fistric did not play.
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