Los Angeles Times

Ducks finally win in regulation

- DUCKS 3 N.Y. RANGERS 2

John Gibson made 41 saves, Dmitry Kulikov had a goal and an assist and the Ducks earned their first win in regulation this season, defeating the New York Rangers 3-2 Wednesday night at Honda Center.

Mason McTavish and Troy Terry also scored for the Ducks, who had dropped six of their last seven coming into the game.

At 20 games, the Ducks just missed tying the Arizona Coyotes for most games to start the season without picking up a regulation victory. They were the last team in the NHL to accomplish the feat this season.

Barclay Goodrow and Braden Schneider scored for New York, and Jaroslav Halak stopped 19 shots.

Gibson made his share of great saves to keep the Ducks in the game, including stopping Kaapo Kakko on the breakaway midway through the second period.

After the Rangers scored first, the Ducks tied it 1-1 when McTavish knocked in a rebound after Halak made a pad save on a shot from the point by Kulikov.

Kulikov put the Ducks up 2-1 just 39 seconds into the second with a wrist shot from the side boards that trickled between Halak’s pads and into the net.

Terry made it a two-goal advantage five minutes later with a snap shot from just inside the left faceoff circle that went top shelf inside the far post. It was Terry’s eighth goal of the season.

 ?? Jae C. Hong Associated Press ?? MASON McTAVISH celebrates after scoring the Ducks’ first goal in their victory over the Rangers.
Jae C. Hong Associated Press MASON McTAVISH celebrates after scoring the Ducks’ first goal in their victory over the Rangers.

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