NHL Game Summary - Anaheim at Buffalo|
(Saturday, November 2nd)
Final Score: Anaheim 6, Buffalo 3
Buffalo, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Corey Perry and Emerson Etem both scored two
goals in the Anaheim Ducks' 6-3 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday.
Ryan Getzlaf added a goal and two assists and Sami Vatanen also scored for the
Ducks, winners in four of their last five games. Jonas Hiller made 14 saves
in the win.
Cody Hodgson, Henrik Tallinder and Tyler Myers scored one goal apiece for the
Sabres, who have fallen to 0-8-1 at home this season. Jhonas Enroth allowed
all six goals on 29 shots.
"It isn't so much looking at a specific guy or a specific play. We have to
figure out the areas that will give us more possession time and more time in
the offensive zone," said Myers.
Down 1-0, Anaheim scored three unanswered goals before the end of the second
period to make it 3-1 and five in a row overall to assume control.
"It took us about a period to get going. Its frustrating. Obviously I am happy
with our effort after that first period to get back into the hockey game. We
had a will to win," said Getzlaf.
Getzlaf lit the lamp with his sixth tally of the season just shy of the midway
point of the period. Dustin Penner used a nifty pass to find Getzlaf, who
ripped one past Enroth to tie things up.
Vatanen's wrister at the 15:18 mark put the Ducks on top and Etem scored 34
seconds later to make it a two-goal game.
On the former, Andrew Cogliano handled the puck along the left boards, quickly
stopped and dropped a pass back for Vatanen, who blasted a wrister into the
net. The latter saw Mathieu Perreault center a pass to Etem for his first goal
of the contest.
Anaheim added to its lead in the third on tallies just 39 seconds apart.
With 4:50 played, Perry potted his first tally of the game, and Etem
blasted a slapshot into the net moments later for a 5-1 advantage.
Tallinder and Myers scored their first goals of the season to cut the deficit
to 5-3, but the hosts had nothing else in the tank.
Perry's second goal of the game, coming 39 seconds after Buffalo's last goal,
accounted for the final difference.
Hodgson opened up the scoring with his power play maker 7:15 into the middle
session. Matt Moulson found Hodgson in front on the net, and the forward
stuffed home his fifth goal of the season.
Anaheim improved to 6-3-1 on the road this season, and will complete its
eight-game road trip in Manhattan on Monday ... The Ducks snapped a
three-game losing streak to the Sabres ... Perreault had two assists ...
Buffalo has dropped seven of its last eight games overall.
11/03 01:46:51 ET