Published February 14, 2010
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Ryan Getzlaf made a strong case to keep his spot with Team Canada, scoring twice and adding two assists in his first game back from a sprained left ankle to help the Anaheim Ducks beat Edmonton 7-3 on Sunday.
Saku Koivu, Corey Perry, Scott Niedermayer, George Parros and Bobby Ryan also scored for Anaheim, which trails Calgary by two points for the final playoff spot in the Western Conference as the NHL heads into the Olympic break.
Ryan Potulny, Ethan Moreau and Lubomir Visnovsky scored for the NHL-worst Oilers.
Getzlaf banged a rebound past Jeff Deslauriers off a scramble on a power play at 5:27 of the third period, then added another with the man advantage off a pass from Niedermayer with 3:02 left.
Jonas Hiller turned aside 25 shots for the Ducks, while Deslauriers made 39 saves, stopping 17 in the first 20 minutes.
NOTES: The Ducks were 4 for 11 on the power play, while the Oilers were 1 for 5. ... Anaheim beat Edmonton 3-2 in Anaheim on Wednesday night to extend its home winning streak to a franchise-record 11 games. ... Deslauriers started his eighth straight game and 30 of 39 since the team lost Nikolai Khabibulin (back) on Nov. 18. ... The 10 players going to the Olympics, two Oilers and eight Ducks, were honored before the game.