LOS ANGELES (AP) – Cam Fowler scored with 1:01 remaining and the Anaheim Ducks ended a five-game losing streak by defeating the3-2 on Wednesday night.
Carrick and also scored and made 28 saves for the Ducks.
Gabriel Vilardi and Adrian Kempe had a goal for the, who have lost three of four. Cal Petersen made 19 saves.
Fowler scored on a wrist shot at 18:59 of the third period to cap a rally after falling behind 2-0 in the second.
The Ducks scored twice in a 3:42 span late in the second tie the score. Carrick beat Petersen between his legs to get Anaheim on the board at 12:53, and Steel made it 2-all at 16:35 after being set up by Rickard Rakell’s clever pass from behind the net.
The loss left theeight points behind St. Louis for the final playoff spot in the West Division despite getting two goals on special teams.
After seeing their power play regress over the past month, it was that unit that gave thea 1-0 lead 4:50 into the second period. Vilardi cleaned up Adrian Kempe’s rebound for his third goal with the man-advantage.
Los Angeles had been in a 3-for-46 slump on the power play over its previous 16 games. It was also a much-needed goal for Vilardi, who hadn’t scored since March 3 against Arizona. The 2017 first-round pick had seen his playing time decrease over the second half of the season and even been scratched for two games.
Themade it 2-0 after came out of his crease to play the puck at the same time as Fowler. That left//// Kempe with an easy flick into an open net at 11:15 of the middle period.
center Quinton Byfield, the No. 2 overall pick in the 2020 draft, made his NHL debut. He had four shots and won 8 of 12 face-offs in 17:21, but couldn’t convert two shots from close range against in the third period.
The Ducks andwill play again in Anaheim on Friday.
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