Defenseman Steve Eminger gave Anaheim the lead in the third period with his first goal of the season, and the Anaheim Ducks extended their winning streak to a season-best five games with a 4-3 victory over Boston on Wednesday night.
Todd Marchant set up Ryan Getzlaf's 100th NHL goal with his 300th career assist, Dan Sexton had a power-play goal, and fellow rookie Matt Beleskey also scored for the Ducks, who were coming off a 3-1 win at Chicago in which they were outshot 43-12 and tied a franchise record for fewest shots in a game.
Jonas Hiller made 27 saves after going 4-0 with a 1.50 goals-against average in his previous four starts and stopping all but four of the 131 shots he faced _ including 42 saves against the Blackhawks. Zedeno Chara, Marco Sturm and defenseman Matt Hunwick scored for the short-handed Bruins, who have lost four of their last five.
Tuukka Rask made 28 saves for Boston while Vezina Trophy winner Tim Thomas got the night off.
Playing without top centers Marc Savard and Patrice Bergeron and defensemen Andrew Ference and Mark Stuart, Boston began a three-game California trip that followed a pair of listless losses to Chicago and the New York Rangers. After this trip concludes with a Saturday matinee at Los Angeles, the Bruins don't play another game outside of the Eastern time zone the rest of the regular season.
Ducks forward Teemu Selanne, playing his third game after missing the previous 17 because of a broken hand, fractured his jaw with 8:29 remaining. He was injured when teammate Ryan Whitney took a slap shot from the left point that deflected off the stick of Boston's Miroslav Satan and bounced up into his face.
NOTES: Boston D Adam McQuaid, playing in his sixth NHL game, got his first fighting major when he tangled with Troy Bodie at 4:11 of the first period. The 6-foot-4, 197-pound McQuaid totaled 141 penalty minutes in 78 games last season with Providence of the AHL. ... Selanne needs five assists to tie Bobby Orr for 57th place on the career list at 645. ... Recchi is the NHL's active leader in points, assists and games, and is second in goals behind Teemu Selanne (595-554). ... This was Boston's first game in Anaheim since Oct. 10, 2007. The Bruins' last regulation victory here was Oct. 24, 1999. ... Boston has lost three straight games in regulation for the first time since a four-game stretch in December 2007.