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Ducks rout Rangers 6-0 for 3rd straight victory


October 11. 2013 1:40AM
Associated Press



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(AP) Jakob Silfverberg scored twice, Jonas Hiller made 34 saves for his 17th NHL shutout, and Anaheim routed the New York Rangers 6-0 Thursday night in the home opener of the Ducks' 20th season.


Teemu Selanne and Mathieu Perreault assisted on both goals by linemate Silfverberg, who had the second two-goal game of his career. He has scored four goals in his first four games with the team. Dustin Penner and Daniel Winnik each added a goal and an assist.


New York has been outscored 20-6 to start their first season under new coach Alain Vigneault. The Rangers lost 9-2 at San Jose on Tuesday.


The Ducks outshot the Rangers 37-34 for their third win in a row in the teams' first meeting in nearly two years.


Playing without injured All-Star forward Rick Nash, the Rangers fell to 1-3 on their nine-game trip, the longest to open a season in franchise history.


Nash got hit in the face by San Jose's Brad Stuart on Tuesday. Stuart received a three-game suspension for an illegal check to the head.


New York's Henrik Lundqvist, a finalist for the Vezina Trophy last season, stopped 31 shots in losing for the third time in four games.


The Ducks built a 3-0 lead on goals by Ryan Getzlaf, Silfverberg and Winnik in the first period, when Anaheim outshot the Rangers 17-3. Silfverberg's initial goal came on a tip-in.


The Rangers were the NHL's least penalized team last season, but they racked up 26 minutes worth in the first. Derek Dorsett accounted for 19 minutes, including a 10-minute misconduct after instigating a fight with Anaheim's Bryan Allen.


Silfverberg struck again 1:27 into the second, scoring on a long rebound that caught Lundqvist out of the net. The play began when Benoit Pouliot gave away the puck in New York's zone.


Saku Koivu made it 5-0 on a wrist shot, and Penner beat Lundqvist glove side to score his first goal of the season, giving the Ducks three more goals in the period.


The Rangers cut their penalties to one in the second, when they kept Hiller busier by outshooting the Ducks 14-13 but still had nothing to show for it.


In the third, New York had 17 shots to Anaheim's seven.


NOTES: Penner and Nick Bonino left the game with lower body injuries, and Perreault sustained an upper body injury. ... It was the first time New York allowed at least six goals in consecutive games since Oct. 12 and 14, 2006. ... The Rangers were the opponent for the other team's home opener for the third time in four games. ... The teams last played on Nov. 3, 2011, in New York. ... Selanne, who at 43 is the NHL's oldest player, got a standing ovation during pregame introductions. Among the coaching staff, former team captain and current assistant Scott Niedermayer received the loudest cheers. ... The Ducks plan to celebrate the franchise's 20th anniversary all season, including Sunday when they will wear Mighty Ducks purple retro jerseys. Fourteen of the original players from the 1993 squad will attend. ... Kiss' Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley attended the game and held up gear representing the L.A. Kiss, the Arena Football League team that will play at Honda Center starting next year. The rockers have an ownership interest in the team.


Associated Press


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