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Pittsburgh had several chances to push the lead to 2-0, the best coming from Malkin early in the second when he hit the left post and the crossbar with a wrister from about 15 feet. It was one of the rare times in recent weeks when the Russian failed to deliver when given a prime scoring chance.
Fleury kept the lead intact until late in the second, robbing Cam Fowler with his glove and then stuffing Niklas Hagman on a short-handed breakaway. Anaheim finally broke through with less than a minute to play in the period when Perry deked Zbynek Michalek and then fired a low wrist shot past Fleury from in close for his fifth goal in three games.
It set the stage for Selanne, whose goal lifted Anaheim (24-24-9) -- the 13-place team in the Western Conference -- within six points of the postseason cutoff.
NOTES: The Ducks will continue their road trip on Friday at New Jersey. Pittsburgh plays at Philadelphia on Saturday ... Anaheim D Nate Guenin, recalled from Syracuse of the AHL on Monday, was scratched. The Ducks also held out forward Devante Smith-Pelly. ... Pittsburgh was without D Ben Lovejoy and C Tyler Kennedy. ... Pittsburgh forward Arron Asham (concussion) practiced on Wednesday and could return this weekend. Asham hasn't played since Jan. 15.
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