RECAP: Anaheim Ducks rally, clip Colorado Avalanche in OT to snap nine-game winless streak

Mar 6, 2021; Denver, Colorado, USA; Anaheim Ducks center Ryan Getzlaf (15) checks Colorado Avalanche right wing Logan O’Connor (25) in the first period at Ball Arena. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Troy Terry had two goals, Rickard Rakell had a goal and two assists, Kevin Shattenkirk had a goal and an assist, and the visiting Anaheim Ducks rallied to beat the Colorado Avalanche 5-4 in overtime on Saturday night.

The Ducks trailed by two goals with more than six minutes remaining in regulation.

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Ryan Getzlaf scored the winner in overtime and Ryan Miller stopped 29 shots to help Anaheim end a nine-game winless streak (0-6-3).

Mikko Rantanen had two goals, Logan O’Connor and Brandon Saad also scored and Hunter Miska made 22 saves for the Avalanche.

Colorado was without Nathan MacKinnon for the second straight game with an upper-body injury, and J.T. Compher was a late scratch, also with an upper-body injury. Two of the Avalanche’s top defensemen, Cale Makar and Bowen Byram, were also out with upper-body injuries.

The Ducks went on the power play early in overtime and cashed in when Getzlaf tipped in Rakell’s pass to the front of the net at 1:59. It was Getzlaf’s third goal of the season.

Rantanen scored his second goal of the game and 12th of the season at 6:03 of the third, and 24 seconds later Saad knocked in a centering pass from Andre Burakovsky for his eight goal of the season to give Colorado a 4-2 lead.

Terry’s second goal of the game and fourth of the season made it a one-goal game at 13:03, and Shattenkirk’s power-play goal at 17:10 tied it.

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Anaheim played with only 11 forwards for most of the night after Max Jones was hit in the face with a shot from teammate Jakob Silfverberg in the first period.

The Ducks struck first when Rakell scored his fourth goal of the season at 5:10 of the first period, and Terry made it 2-0 when he flipped a backhander in at 4:26 of the second.

O’Connor got one back when he beat Miller with a low shot at 12:06 of the second. It was his third on the year.

The Avalanche tied it up on the power play when Rantanen’s backhanded flip from below the goal went off of Miller and in at 17:36 of the second.

–Field Level Media