Teemu Selanne scored the game-winning goal with 68 seconds
left in the second period and Corey Perry tallied in his third
straight game to lift the Ducks to their fifth consecutive
victory. Matt Beleskey collected a pair of assists and Frederik
Andersen allowed two goals in the first 2 1/2 minutes before
finishing with 23 saves for his fourth win in five starts.
Paul Gaustad and Craig Smith scored 30 seconds apart early in
the first period and Rich Clune added a goal for Nashville,
which suffered its fourth straight loss at the hands of Anaheim.
Smith also notched an assist and rookie Marek Mazanec turned
aside 24 shots in absorbing his first regulation defeat in six
Getzlaf ignited the comeback from the 2-0 deficit, burying a
pass from Beleskey from the bottom of the left faceoff circle 55
seconds into the middle period. Belesky set up Getzlaf again
with a drop pass from the top of the left circle at 4:36, but
Clune redirected a turnaround shot by Smith 55 seconds later to
put the Predators back ahead.
That lead lasted only 56 seconds as Perry was sprung down the
right side by Getzlaf and beat Mazanec from the right circle for
his 25th of the season. Selanne capped the four-goal outburst in
the period, converting a rebound during a power play to give the
Ducks at least four goals in five straight games for the first
time in franchise history.
GAME NOTEBOOK: Gaustad connected from the doorstep at 1:52 of
the opening period for his 200th career point and Smith finished
off a 2-on-1 rush 30 seconds later. ... Selanne's goal was the
680th of his career, putting him 10 behind Mario Lemieux for
10th place on the all-time list. ... Nashville C Filip Forsberg
rejoined the team after winning MVP honors while playing for
Finland in the World Junior Championships. Forsberg was not in
the lineup as his flight from Sweden arrived late. ... Ducks LW
Dustin Penner (elbow) missed his second straight game while
Predators RW Patric Hornqvist sat out with a lower-body injury
sustained in Tuesday's contest.
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