NHL

Skinner's hat trick leads Hurricanes over Ducks 5-1 for 1st road win since Oct. 29.

  • Carolina Hurricanes center Victor Rask, left, battles Anaheim Ducks defenseman Sami Vatanen for the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Anaheim, Calif., Friday, Dec. 11, 2015. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

    Carolina Hurricanes center Victor Rask, left, battles Anaheim Ducks defenseman Sami Vatanen for the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Anaheim, Calif., Friday, Dec. 11, 2015. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)  (The Associated Press)

  • Carolina Hurricanes left wing Jeff Skinner scores against the Anaheim Ducks during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Anaheim, Calif., Friday, Dec. 11, 2015. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

    Carolina Hurricanes left wing Jeff Skinner scores against the Anaheim Ducks during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Anaheim, Calif., Friday, Dec. 11, 2015. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)  (The Associated Press)

  • Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Ron Hainsey, brawls with Anaheim Ducks center Ryan Getzlaf during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Anaheim, Calif., Friday, Dec. 11, 2015. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

    Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Ron Hainsey, brawls with Anaheim Ducks center Ryan Getzlaf during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Anaheim, Calif., Friday, Dec. 11, 2015. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)  (The Associated Press)

Jeff Skinner scored into an empty net to complete his hat trick and Elias Lindholm connected on a power play, leading the Carolina Hurricanes to a 5-1 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Friday night.

Jordan Staal also scored and Eddie Lack made 31 saves, losing his shutout bid with 5:51 left in the third period when Jakob Silfverberg converted a pass from behind the net by Sami Vatanen.

Lack got a break with 7:46 left in the second period when Vatanen's 50-foot slap shot hit the post with the Hurricanes leading 2-0.

John Gibson stopped 14 of 17 shots in his seventh straight start for the Ducks — a stretch that included shutouts against Vancouver and San Jose. Frederik Andersen, who missed the previous seven games because of the flu, replaced Gibson at the start of the third. It was his first appearance since Nov. 21.