Published January 14, 2012
EDMONTON, Alberta – Jonas Hiller stopped 33 shots for his second shutout of the season and Corey Perry scored twice as the Anaheim Ducks beat the struggling Edmonton Oilers 5-0 on Friday night.
Jason Blake, Teemu Selanne and Bobby Ryan also scored and Ryan Getzlaf had four assists to help the Ducks win for the fourth time in five games.
The Oilers have lost five straight and 12 of their last 14. Nikolai Khabibulin gave up three goals on 14 shots and was replaced midway through the second period by Devan Dubnyk, who allowed two goals on the 14 shots he faced.
The Ducks started the scoring eight minutes into the first period as Cam Fowler fed the puck to Blake in the slot and he sent it past Khabibulin for his first goal of the season.
Anaheim made it 2-0 early in the second period on a power-play goal as Selanne swung behind the net and backhanded the puck in front, getting some luck as it hit Khabibulin and bounced behind him. It was Selanne's 15th goal of the season.
It appeared the Oilers had quickly responded as Anton Lander lifted a puck over Hiller. However, the goal was called off because of an early whistle on the play.
Edmonton's frustrations came to a peak a few minutes later as Sam Gagner got into a rare fight with Anaheim's Francois Beauchemin in response to a hit the Ducks' defenseman had made on Taylor Hall.
Anaheim went up 3-0 midway through the second period on another bad goal as Getzlaf made a nice pass to set up Ryan, whose shot from the side of the net somehow got past Khabibulin.
Khabibulin was then replaced by Dubnyk with 9:06 left in the second. Less than three minutes later, Dubnyk stopped Perry on a breakaway but bobbled the shot, allowing the Ducks winger to put away his own rebound.
Perry closed the scoring on a power play with 2:42 left as Selanne's centering pass from the right of the net deflected off his stick and into the net for his team-leading 20th goal.
NOTES: Taylor Hall, the first-overall draft pick in the 2010 NHL entry draft, played in his 100th game for the Oilers. ... With backup G Dan Ellis expected to miss at least a month with a groin muscle tear, former Oilers G Jeff Deslauriers has taken his place on the Ducks. ... The Oilers were missing several key players including Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Jordan Eberle, as well as defensemen Tom Gilbert, Ryan Whitney and Cam Barker. ... The Ducks are 7-9-3 since Bruce Boudreau took over as coach on Nov. 30.