Gibson makes 33 saves, Ducks give Oilers 4th straight loss
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) John Gibson made 33 saves, Cam Fowler and Ryan Kesler had goals and the Anaheim Ducks gave the Edmonton Oilers their fourth straight loss, 4-1 on Tuesday night.
Nick Ritchie and Antoine Vermette also scored for Anaheim, and Corey Perry had two assists to take the team lead with 15 points.
Leon Draisaitl scored for Edmonton and Cam Talbot made 23 saves.
Edmonton controlled play throughout much of the second period, outshooting Anaheim 18-9, but it was forced to climb out of a 3-0 hole after the Ducks capitalized on special teams chances to score twice in the second.
A tie-up between Jordan Eberle and Josh Manson sent both off for two minutes 1:23 into the second period. Anaheim converted 4-on-4 when Fowler led a rush up ice and beat Talbot stick-side exactly 1 minute later to lead 2-0.
Kesler ended Anaheim's three-game power-play drought and put the Ducks up 3-0 at 7:51 of the second by catching a rebound in front of the crease and backhanding it around Talbot's skate.
With 1:46 left in the second period, Draisaitl put the Oilers on the board with an unassisted goal.
But Vermette scored at 9:00 in the third, pushing the game out of reach for the Oilers. Joseph Cramarossa led a 4-on-1 rush and found a trailing Vermette in the slot.
Ritchie opened the scoring 7:13 in when he finished a beautiful backhand feed from Ryan Getzlaf with a top-shelf wrist shot over Talbot, the rookie's fourth of the season.
NOTES: Ducks D Korbinian Holzer and RW Chris Wagner were both healthy scratches Tuesday. … Oilers D Dillon Simpson and RW Jesse Puljujarvi were healthy scratches. … Kesler has scored six goals in November and is one away from matching his career-best mark for the month, set in November of 2010 with Vancouver.
Oilers: Continue a three-game road trip in Los Angeles on Thursday night.
Ducks: Host New Jersey on Thursday night.