Ducks rally past Avalanche in OT, end nine-game skid


DENVER — Ryan Getzlaf scored a power-play goal at 1:59 of overtime, and the Anaheim Ducks rallied for their first win in 10 games, 5-4 against the Colorado Avalanche at Ball Arena on Saturday.

Mikko Rantanen scored two goals, Brandon Saad and Logan O’Connor scored, and Hunter Miska made 22 saves for Colorado (13-7-2), which is 4-1-1 in its past six games.

Avalanche center Nathan MacKinnon (head) missed his second straight game, and center J.T. Compher missed his first of the season with an upper-body injury.

Troy Terry scored two goals, Kevin Shattenkirk and Rickard Rakell scored, and Ryan Miller made 29 saves for Anaheim (7-12-6), which was 0-6-3 in its previous nine. Miller tied Dominik Hasek for 14th place in NHL history with 389 wins.

The Avalanche broke a 2-2 tie in the third period with goals 24 seconds apart from Rantanen and Saad.

Rantanen scored from the point at 6:03 for a 3-2 lead, and Saad made it 4-2 when he redirected Andre Burakovsky‘s pass from the right corner.

The Ducks got within 4-3 at 13:03 on Terry’s shot from above the left face-off circle and tied it 4-4 at 17:10 on Shattenkirk’s point shot on the power play.

Rakell gave Anaheim a 1-0 lead at 5:10 of the first period after Sam Steel‘s face-off win in the right circle.

Terry made it 2-0 at 4:26 of the second period when he deked Miska and put a backhand inside the left post.

The Avalanche cut it to 2-1 at 12:06 when Valeri Nichushkin sent O’Connor in on a breakaway.

Rantanen tied it 2-2 on the power play at 17:36. Samuel Girard‘s point shot went off the end boards, and Rantanen banked the puck in off Miller from behind the net.

Ducks forward Max Jones left at 5:00 of the first period after getting hit in the face by teammate Jakob Silfverberg‘s shot.

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