Kesler powers Ducks to 5th straight win, 5-2 over Flames

Anaheim Ducks defenseman Sami Vatanen, left, of Finland, congratulates Anaheim Ducks center Ryan Kesler (17) for scoring against the Calgary Flames during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Anaheim, Calif., Sunday, Feb. 21, 2016. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)
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ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Ryan Kesler had two goals and an assist, John Gibson made 22 saves and the Anaheim Ducks returned from a lengthy road trip with their fifth consecutive victory, 5-2 over the Calgary Flames on Sunday night.

Captain Ryan Getzlaf extended his point streak to eight games with a third-period goal for the streaking Ducks, who have won 12 of 14 to improve to 19-4-2 since Christmas. Anaheim also trimmed Los Angeles' lead to two points atop the Pacific Division.

Patrick Maroon and Kevin Bieksa also had power-play goals as Anaheim beat the Flames at home for the 22nd consecutive time.

Captain Mark Giordano scored his career-best 15th goal and former Ducks goalie Jonas Hiller stopped 28 shots for the Flames, who have lost four of five.