Ducks, Ryan Kesler shootout winners over Canucks
Perry, Silfverberg score deciders for Anaheim
Corey Perry's scored the shootout winner as the Anaheim Ducks edged the Vancouver Canucks 4-3 in NHL action Thursday night.
Perry's goal on Anaheim's first shootout attempt was the only one the Ducks needed. They got another one from Jakob Silfverberg that proved meaningless after Vancouver's Radim Vrbata and Nick Bonino failed to score on their attempts.
The Ducks (12-4-5) earned their first win in five games while the Canucks lost for the second time in three contests. Anaheim also avenged a Nov. 9 home shootout loss to Vancouver. The Canucks (13-6-1) lost their first one-goal game this season, becoming the last in the NHL to do so.
Rookie Bo Horvat, with his first NHL career goal, Jannik Hansen and Radim Vrbata scored for the Canucks in regulation time.
Andrew Cogliano, Ryan Getzlaf, and Matt Beleskey had the goals for the Ducks.
Former Canucks centre Ryan Kesler played his first game in Vancouver since being traded to the Ducks in the summer. Fans showed little reaction at the start of the game as he was pictured on the scoreboard screen with the caption "Welcome back Ryan." He was booed in the second period, overtime and the shootout.