Ducks Topple Avalanche for 5th Straight

Flames lick Sharks in OT, Oilers enjoy Wild's goalie trouble
By Katherine Thompson,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 13, 2008 3:53 AM CST
Calgary Flames' Dion Phaneuf, center, celebrates his tying goal against the San Jose Sharks with teammates Adrian Aucoin, left, and Jarome Iginla (12) during the third period of an NHL hockey match...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Wrapping up their longest road trip in team history, the Ducks secured their fifth straight win with a 2-1 defeat of the Avalanche. After falling behind in the first period, Anaheim got a power-play goal from Teemu Selanne in the second, and the game-winner from Samuel Pahlsson in the third, reports the Los Angeles Times. Elsewhere in the NHL:

  • San Jose outshot Calgary 43-18 but couldn't hold on long enough, letting Jarome Iginla slip in the winning goal with 24 seconds remaining in overtime for a 4-3 Flames victory.
  • Minnesota yanked goalie Niklas Backstrom after falling behind Edmonton 2-1, but the benching didn't work as an inspiration and the Oilers went on to win 4-2.