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Open Gameday Recap Thread Ducks @ Canucks


The game was tied three times in regulation, including a Vancouver goal with the net empty in the last minute to send it to overtime, but ultimately, the Canucks won the game in a shootout.  McElhinney was spectacular but left the game after he was cut by a high slapshot whose rebound resulted in the Canucks' third goal.  The game was 4-3 at that point, but an effort by Ryan Kesler, from his knees on the side of the net, bounced in off the inside of Hiller's paddle.  Vancouver's alternate captain was denied the gamewinner in overtime thanks to some jaw dropping lateral movement by Jonas, but a shootout marker by Jeff Tambellini proved to be enough to give his team the come from behind win.

It's the second time in as many nights and games on this road trip that the Ducks gave away a two goal lead to end up in a shootout, only this time the opposition prevailed.  Joffrey Lupul scored his first goal of the season, accompanied by power play markers from Perry and Selanne and an even strength pinballed goal by Cam Fowler.