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Ducks find offense, jolt Canadiens

MONTREAL (Ticker) -- Six different players scored a goal as the

Anaheim Ducks recorded a 6-4 triumph over the Montreal Canadiens

on Saturday.

Ryan Getzlaf had a goal and two assists while Corey Perry and

Chris Kunitz both netted a tally and set up another for Anaheim,

which has won three consecutive games on the road.

Defenseman Kent Huskins, Teemu Selanne and Travis Moen also

scored and blue-liners Scott Niedermayer and Chris Pronger

notched two assists apiece for the Ducks.

"Finally, we've put some goals on the board and we're starting

to win some, so it's a good feeling all around," Perry said.

"The last three games on this road trip have been a success for

us, and we'll try to keep that going."

Jean-Sebastien Giguere turned aside 47 shots to improve to 4-1-1

lifetime against his hometown team.

"It was fun, it's always good to play here in Montreal," Giguere

said. "I had a lot of friends and family around the rink, and

to be able to come out with the win is all that matters."

Alex Tanguay scored twice and captain Saku Koivu and Tom

Kostopoulos also tallied for Montreal, which had won five

straight games following its season-opening shootout loss to the

Buffalo Sabres on October 9.

"In order to win in this league, you can't give the other team

odd-man rushes," Tanguay said. "It seemed like they had a lot

of 2-on-1s, 3-on-2s and 3-on-1s this game - and that was a key

factor in why they got those pucks in."

"(Anaheim') a team that has a lot of experience, and it's a

tough team to play when they have the lead," Koivu said. "They

don't give you odd-man rushes and they're a good defensive team

with talented players."

Jaroslav Halak surrendered four goals on 12 shots before being

pulled early in the second period in favor of Carey Price, who

finished with 11 saves.

"We had a lot of shots, but we didn't have a whole lot of

scoring chances," Price said of the Canadiens' 51-25 advantage

in shots. "Jiggy played great, he kept their team in it, and

they buried their chances."

With the Ducks nursing a 4-3 lead with 3:21 remaining in the

second period, Moen's shorthanded tally on a breakaway gave

Anaheim its second two-goal advantage of the contest.

Selanne made it 6-3 with a power-play tally 5:40 into the third

period, but Tanguay answered with 6:15 remaining, netting his

second of the game from the doorstep.

Huskins and Getzlaf staked the Ducks to a quick 2-0 advantage

just 5:41 into the first period. Montreal entered having

allowed only one first-period goal in six contests this season.

Tanguay halved the deficit with 8:21 remaining in the session

and Koivu leveled the contest with 3:37 to go, burying the puck

from the doorstep for his fourth goal in many contests.

"We didn't stray away, even though they scored the two goals to

tie the game," Anaheim coach Randy Carlyle said. "They go up

3-2, we didn't stray away from what we were trying to do. We

were fortunate enough that our goaltender made enough stops at

critical times and our power play delivered for us."

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