BOSTON (AP) — Ryan Getzlaf scored 3:09 into overtime to lift the Anaheim Ducks to a 3-2 victory over the Boston Bruins on Thursday night.
Getzlaf, who also assisted on Corey Perry’s tying goal late in the third period, beat Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask from the slot with a wrist shot over his shoulder to snap the Ducks’ two-game skid.
Perry tied it with 39 seconds remaining in regulation when his shot ricocheted in off a cluster in front of the net. Patrick Maroon also scored for the ducks and Frederik Andersen stopped 27 shots.
Loui Eriksson and Ryan Spooner scored for the Bruins, and David Krejci had two assists in his return to the lineup after missing 15 games with a knee injury. Rask finished with 29 saves.
Boston dropped its sixth straight (0-4-2) but tied Ottawa — which has played one fewer game — for the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference.
Anaheim was awarded a power play 38 seconds into overtime when Zdeno Chara was called for hooking.
Eriksson scored 27 seconds into the third period when he knocked in the rebound of Torey Krug’s shot to beat Andersen for a 2-1 lead.
Anaheim’s special teams play continues to struggle as they fell to 4 for 47 on the power play over the last 21 games while allowing nine power-play goals in eight games.
Maroon gave the Ducks a 1-0 lead midway through the second period.
Spooner tied it with a power-play goal with 6:53 remaining in the period.
Krejci playing on the wing instead of center for the first time in his professional career.
Cam Fowler had two assists for Anaheim after being scratched the previous game.
NOTES: Krejci, who had one goal in his last 14 games, played on the wing instead of center for the first time in his professional career. … Anaheim missed an opportunity to move into the top spot in the Western Conference. … Boston scored a power-play goal for the fourth straight game. … The Ducks remain the last NHL team without a regulation loss when tied after two. … Spooner has 12 points in 14 games.
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