RECAP: Getzlaf helps Ducks beat Jets 4-1

BY foxsports • December 13, 2014

Ryan Getzlaf had a goal and an assist, and the Anaheim Ducks beat the Winnipeg Jets 4-1 on Saturday night for their seventh consecutive win.

Jakob Silfverberg, Nate Thompson and Andrew Cogliano also scored for Anaheim, which also won in Winnipeg last Sunday. Frederik Andersen, playing on back-to-back nights after a win in Edmonton on Friday, made 27 saves.

Getzlaf ripped a shot from the high slot with Tim Jackman screening Winnipeg goalie Michael Hutchinson, lifting the Ducks to a 2-1 lead at 8:29 of the second.

Bryan Little scored for Winnipeg, which absorbed its first regulation loss in nine games.

Little opened the scoring on the game's first power play, beating Andersen with a glove-side snap shot that went off the post and in at 11:28 of the first. It was Little's team-leading 12th goal.

The Jets' power play continued its recent hot streak after an ice-cold start to the season. After going 0 for 25 over a seven-game stretch, Winnipeg is on a 10-for-33 run with the extra attacker.

Anaheim responded with three in the second.

Silfverberg beat Hutchinson high to the stick side right before a penalty to Winnipeg's Anthony Peluso expired at 6:15. Getzlaf's go-ahead goal came two minutes later, and Thompson made it a three-goal period for Anaheim at 17:53.

Hutchinson stopped 27 shots, but he also had a puck-handling gaffe that led to the Ducks' third goal. With the Jets on the power play, Hutchinson nearly steered the puck into his own net before giving it away to Getzlaf, who quickly fed Thompson for an easy one-timer.

The Ducks (21-6-5) continue to roll through the Western Conference, upping their league-leading point total to 47. Anaheim improved to 14-4-4 against Western opponents, and 11-3-2 on the road.

Cogliano's empty-netter iced the game with 1:15 remaining.

Winnipeg continues its four-game homestand on Tuesday night against Buffalo, while the Ducks continue their five-game Canadian road trip in Toronto on Tuesday.

NOTES: Andersen started his 18th consecutive game in net. ... It was the ninth straight game in which the Jets alternated between Hutchinson and Ondrej Pavelec as their starter. ... Jets forward Evander Kane returned from a two-game suspension for a hit from behind on Ducks defenseman Clayton Stoner in the clubs' previous meeting. Kane recorded seven hits and no shots, and was minus-2.