Mighty Ducks 6, Predators 1
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) _ Teemu Selanne and Travis Green each had two goals and an assist as the Anaheim Mighty Ducks beat the Nashville Noise 6-1 Wednesday night.
Anaheim goalie Guy Hebert lost his bid for a third consecutive shutout with 4:06 remaining. He had stopped 113 straight shots _ over a span of 191 minutes and 37 seconds _ before Nashville’s Denny Lambert knocked in a rebound on the Predators’ 36th shot of the game.
It was Lambert’s first goal in 23 games.
Hebert finished with 38 saves for the Mighty Ducks, who tied a club record with four power-play goals _ three in the second period. Green scored twice with the man advantage just 4:34 apart in the period.
On a night of big offensive numbers, Paul Kariya had four assists _ all in the second period _ and Steve Rucchin added a goal and two assists.
Defenseman Jamie Pushor, who hadn’t scored in 38 games, dating back to March 23 when he was with Detroit, began the scoring in the first period. Skating down the right side, he sliced across the middle and beat goalie Tomas Vokun with a 15-foot backhander just 3:15 into the game.
Less than three minutes later, Selanne took advantage of one of a string of defensive lapses by Nashville to make it 2-0. He broke down the right side on a power play and went one-on-one with Vokun, flipping the puck past the sprawling goalie.
Green opened the game up with his two goals in the second period, the first when he knocked in a rebound off a shot by Rucchin, and the second when his shot bounced off the skate of Nashville defenseman J.J. Daigneault and into the net.
The goals were Green’s fifth and sixth of the season.
Rucchin extended the lead to 5-0 with his ninth goal, at 12:29 of the second period, then Selanne added his second goal of the night, 11th of the season, with 56 seconds remaining in the period.