Power plays help snap losing streak

ANAHEIM DUCKS defeated the Vancouver Canucks 4-1 on Thursday.

Jakob Silfverberg scored two third period goals to – pardon the expression – ice a 4-1 victory by the Anaheim Ducks over the Vancouver Canucks Thursday night at Honda Center.

Leading 2-1 on goals by Hampus Lindholm and Brandon Montour after two periods, the home team got the coups de grace that meant the snapping of a four-game losing streak.

After the win, Anaheim is now 7-6-3, and moved up to fifth place in the NHL Pacific Division.

Three of the Ducks’ goals came on power plays. That’s the good news. The bad news is that goalie Ryan Miller – himself in goal due to the injury of John Gibson – came out of the game after an injury and his place taken by third-stringer Reto Berra, who made six saves. Miller had 13 before being removed.

The Ducks will be next in action on Sunday when they host the Tampa Bay Lightning (13-2-2-).

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