Vancouver Canucks thumped 9-1 in Anaheim by the Ducks


The Anaheim Ducks welcomed Canucks backup goalie Joacim Eriksson to the NHL with six goals in less than two periods.

Add that to three Ducks' goals on Eddie Lack on 13 shots, and it added up to a convincing 9-1 victory.

The Ducks scored six power-play goals, including two by Nick Bonino and two by Teemu Selanne. Jacob Silfverberg and Sami Vatanen notched the others with the man advantage.

Corey Perry scored twice and Andrew Cogliano once when the teams were playing at equal strength.

Zack Kassian tipped in a rebound in the closing second of the second period for the only Canucks goal. It came after a drive toward by the net by David Booth.

It was the most goals Vancouver has allowed this season, dropping their record to 24-15-9.

It leaves the Canucks in seventh place in the Western Conference.

The league-leading Ducks extended their record to 36-8-5.

Anaheim was already up 7-1 when Canucks forwards Jannik Hansen and Tom Sestito instigated fights. Each was penalized for seven minutes, with no penalties going to the Ducks. Hansen and Sestito also received game misconducts.

That seemed to enrage Canucks coach John Tortorella.

After the game, he told reporters that he wasn't going to comment on his two players being sent off for seven minutes, saying "there's no sense in my dissecting it".

"It was one of those nights," the coach said. "We just plow on to our next game and get ready to play that one."

A happier day earlier in the week for Eddie Lack and Joacim Eriksson.
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