Columbus
Blue Jackets
25-45-8-4
Anaheim
Ducks
29-35-10-8

20 SOG
34 SOG
1st2nd3rdT
CBJ
ANA
game recap

Columbus Blue Jackets 1, Anaheim Ducks 3 FINAL

Tuesday, 06.19.2012 / 2:23 AM

Associated Press

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) _ When Jean-Sebastien Giguere stopped Rick Nash twice in the final minute, the Anaheim Mighty Ducks had their fifth straight home win.

Vaclav Prospal scored the go-ahead goal with 1:49 left in the third period and Cam Severson recorded his first NHL goal as the Mighty Ducks extended the Columbus Blue Jackets' road winless streak to eight games with a 2-1 victory Wednesday night.

Anaheim's third straight victory matched its longest winning streak of the season and the Ducks won for the fifth time in six games.

Giguere made 19 saves _ two in the last 30 seconds against Nash in front of the crease.

``Giguere is an unbelievable goalie, one of the best in the game,'' Nash said. ``The puck was bouncing both times, but there are no excuses. He just made a couple of great saves.''

Nash, tied for the NHL lead with 31 goals, hasn't scored in his last seven games _ his longest drought of the season. He sat out two games during his drought because of a bruised left foot.

``We haven't seen that too often this year, where he's planted himself in front of the goalie and missed,'' Columbus goaltender Marc Denis said. ``But he's been getting his scoring chances. They're not all going to go in, obviously. But the kid is tremendous. To be doing what he's doing at 19 years old is pretty much out of this world. And he's only going to get better.''

Geoff Sanderson scored for the Blue Jackets, 0-5-3 since their last road win on Jan. 8 against San Jose. Denis made 17 of his 31 saves in the first period while thwarting five power plays. The Ducks are 0-for-15 with the man advantage against the Blue Jackets in three games this season.

Prospal pounced on a loose puck in the left circle right after a faceoff and whipped it past Denis' glove for his 11th goal in 15 games.

``I didn't see it,'' Denis said. ``We had a tough night in the faceoff circle. I don't know what the numbers were, but we didn't really fare too well. It seemed like every faceoff in our zone, they were making a play and getting a shot on net.''

Sergei Fedorov scored into an empty net just seconds after Giguere stoned Nash in front for the second time. Giguere earned an assist on the goal.

``Maybe that's not an ideal situation, but it's my job to stop shots,'' Giguere said. ``We were very desperate. We kept working and found a way to win.''

The Ducks outshot the Blue Jackets 18-4 in the first period, but could do no better than a 1-1 tie. Severson, a 26-year-old left wing playing in his 15th NHL game, tied it at 11:49 of the period on a rebound in the crease after Denis stopped Jason Krog's wide-angle wrist shot from the right boards.

``I'm going to be sending the puck to my parents because they've waited a long time for this,'' Severson said. ``They're definitely excited.''

Sanderson, who has recorded eight of his 11 goals this season in the first period, opened the scoring at 5:55.

scoring summary
1st Period
05:55
CBJ
Geoff Sanderson (11) Slapshot - ASST: Todd Marchant (21)
1 - 0 CBJ
11:49
ANA
Cam Severson (1) Snap shot - ASST: Jason Krog (6), Chris Kunitz (2)
1 - 1 Tie
2nd Period
NONE
3rd Period
18:11
ANA
Vinny Prospal (17) Snap shot - ASST: Steve Rucchin (15)
2 - 1 ANA
19:54
ANA
EN - Sergei Fedorov (21) Wrist shot - ASST: Jean-Sebastien Giguere (2)
3 - 1 ANA
penalty summary
1st Period
02:01
ANA
Vinny Prospal  Too many men/ice - bench
08:47
ANA
Ruslan Salei  Holding the stick
13:45
CBJ
Luke Richardson  Roughing
18:19
CBJ
Geoff Sanderson  Tripping
2nd Period
06:25
ANA
Keith Carney  Holding
09:29
CBJ
Geoff Sanderson  Slashing
3rd Period
06:05
CBJ
Aaron Johnson  Interference
06:31
ANA
Petr Sykora  Hooking
10:27
CBJ
Jaroslav Spacek  Holding
12:04
ANA
Mike Leclerc  Holding
goalie stats
Marc Denis
SA: 33TOI: 59:28
Saves: 31EV: 21 - 23
PIM: 0PP: 9 - 9
SV%: .939SH: 1 - 1
Jean-Sebastien Giguere
Jean-Sebastien Giguere
SA: 20TOI: 59:56
Saves: 19EV: 14 - 15
PIM: 0PP: 4 - 4
SV%: .950SH: 1 - 1
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