CAM FOWLER scored at 2:42 of overtime after defenseman Francois Beauchemin tied it in the third period with his first goal of the season, and the Anaheim Ducks beat the visiting Vancouver Canucks, 2-1, last night.
The two-time defending Pacific Division champions are 8-0-1 in their last nine games against Vancouver. The Canucks, who were tied with the Ducks atop the Western Conference standings 4 weeks ago at 35 points each, are now 11 points behind them.
Frederik Andersen faced only 14 shots - the fewest by the Canucks this season - in the opener of an eight-game homestand. Corey Perry missed his 15th straight game because of a sprained knee.
Yannick Weber scored early in the second period for Vancouver and Ryan Miller made 29 saves as the Canucks lost for the sixth time in eight games.
Vancouver right wing Jannik Hansen, who lost consciousness and collapsed on the bench moments after a collision with Calgary's Dennis Wideman on Dec. 20, was back in the lineup after sitting out a game. Defenseman Dan Hamhuis missed his 14th straight game since injuring his leg against the Ducks on Nov. 20.
Ryan Getzlaf, who assisted on both Anaheim goals, got the puck to Devante Smith-Pelly at the edge of the crease and Miller made the save as the puck deflected off the blade of his stick. But Fowler was right there to bury the rebound for his third career overtime goal.
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