Canucks Spoil Ducks’ Home Opener With 2-1 Shootout Win
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Radim Vrbata and Alex Burrows scored in the shootout, and the Vancouver Canucks spoiled the Anaheim Ducks' home opener with a 2-1 victory Monday night.
Ryan Miller made 28 saves and Adam Cracknell scored in regulation for Vancouver, which beat the Ducks for just the third time in their last 12 meetings.
Sami Vatanen scored and Frederik Andersen stopped 24 shots for the Ducks, who are winless in the first two games of a season that includes Stanley Cup aspirations.
After the Ducks failed to score on a power play during their first taste of 3-on-3 overtime hockey, Vrbata and Burrows got stuttering, halting shots past Andersen, who stopped Burrows' shot before watching it trickle under him.
The Ducks lost their home opener for just the second time in six seasons.