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Ducks bury Avalanche for fifth straight win

DENVER (AP) -- Corey Perry scored two goals, Andrew Ebbett had a

goal and two assists and the Anaheim Ducks tightened their hold

on a playoff spot with a 7-2 victory over the Colorado Avalanche

on Wednesday night.

James Wisniewski tied a career high with three assists to help

the Ducks win their season-high fifth straight game and move

into seventh place in the Western Conference playoff race, a

point ahead of idle Edmonton.

Erik Christensen, Teemu Selanne, Rob Niedermayer and Petteri

Nokelainen also scored, and Jonas Hiller made 34 saves. Milan

Hejduk and Cody McLeod scored for Colorado, which has lost five

straight for the third time this season.

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