The Anaheim Ducks moved into a tie for third place in the NHL Pacific Division with a 3-1 win over the Lightning Tuesday night in Tampa.
Ryan Miller had 34 saves in goal and the Ducks scored twice in the third period to pull away to the win. Anaheim is now 11-10-5, worth 27 points. The team is tied with the Las Vegas Golden Knights (13-12-1).
After a scoreless first period the Ducks got a goal from Josh Manson (his second of the season) to give the team a 1-0 edge. Tampa got an equalizer to knot the game up.
In the third period the Ducks reclaimed the lead on goals by Nick Ritchie (second goal) and Carter Rowney (second) to seal the victory.
“It was a really gutsy win,” said Miller. “I thought we played the way we needed to play against these guys. They’ve been scoring a lot of goals. We were in and around the areas we needed to be. We made a difference for ourselves in the third period. It was great.”
Next up for the Ducks is another Florida opponent in Miami when they take on the Panthers (9-9-4, 22 points) Wednesday evening.