Originally written January 26, 2013 on Pro Sports Daily:
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ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Off to its best offensive start in team history, Anaheim approached its home opener just hoping to ride the wave of momentum. Cory Schneider sent the Ducks back to square one. The Vancouver goalie held a scorching Anaheim offense scoreless and the Canucks pounced on the Ducks early to earn a 5-0 win on Friday at the Honda Center. Anaheim entered the contest, its first home date of the strike-delayed season, with 12 goals scored and a 2-0 start. Against the Canucks, the Ducks managed 29 shots on goal, but offered few legitimate scoring chances after challenging Schneider early. Vancouver, though, capitalized on its opportunities, and quickly. Daniel Sedin put the Canucks on the board first with a power-play goal past Anaheim goalie Jonah Hiller at 9:13 in the first period as Vancouver had a two-man advantage. With Anaheim's Daniel Winnik (holding) and Ryan Getzlaf (cross checking) in the penalty box, Alexander Edler moved the puck to Henrik Sedin who ...
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