Ducks stay hot, melt Avalanche in OT

RYAN GETZLAF scored the game-winner in overtime Friday night as the Anaheim Ducks defeated the Colorado Avalanche 2-1 in overtime. It was the team’s third straight win, and fifth in six games (Flickr/Bridget Samuels).

The Anaheim Ducks continued their hot streak with a 2-1 overtime win over the Colorado Avalanche in Denver Friday night. It was the team’s fifth win in six games, starting on Nov. 21, and their third straight.

That win pushed the Ducks’ record to 13-10-5, good for 31 points and into second place in the NHL Pacific Division race, just one point behind the Calgary Flames.

Ryan Getzlaf scored the winning goal 1:15 into overtime to give the Ducks the win.

“We’re finding ways,” said Getzlaf. “Tonight was one of the ugliest games we played on the trip. We found a way, got one late and our goaltender was outstanding.”

Anaheim trailed 1-0 most of the game until Pontus Aberg tied the game with 3:50 seconds remaining in the third period. John Gibson has 33 saves in goal for the visitors.

The Ducks are next in action on Sunday, visiting the Washington Capitols (15-7-3), the leader in the NHL Metropolitan Division.

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