Parros' 1st 2-goal game in NHL lifts Ducks
ANAHEIM, CALIF: Ducks enforcer George Parros had his first two-goal game in the NHL, Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry each had a goal and an assist, and Jonas Hiller made 29 saves in Anaheim's 53 victory over the Florida Panthers on Wednesday night.
Both of Parros' goals were set up by Kyle Chipchura, the first points of the season for Chipchura in 14 games. Bobby Ryan scored into an empty net in the final minute, securing Anaheim's third straight win after six consecutive losses and putting them into a three-way tie with Dallas and Phoenix for the Pacific Division lead.
Steve Bernier had two power play-goals in his return to Florida's lineup and Mike Santorelli also scored.
Bernier played for the first time since Nov. 12, when he was struck in the face by the butt end of Brent Burns' stick at the conclusion of a win over Minnesota. Bernier had surgery the next day to repair an orbital bone near his right eye and missed eight games. Burns received a two-game suspension without pay. Parros, who came in with 27 total points and 750 penalty minutes in his previous 314 NHL games, opened the scoring at 14:05 of the first. Chipchura took it away from defenseman Dmitry Kulikov and set up Parros in the slot for a short wrist shot that beat Tomas Vokoun high to the glove side. -Ap