Canucks edge Ducks in shootout

Sat Jan 2, 2016 2:37am EST
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(Reuters) - Right winger Alex Burrows ended his goal drought at the right time -- even though the tally won't count in his personal statistics.

Burrows scored the shootout winner as the Vancouver Canucks edged the Anaheim Ducks 2-1 on Friday night.

"It's been a while so it's always nice to contribute a little bit," said Burrows, who had not scored since Nov. 21 -- a span of 17 games. "I didn't know what to do. I went in and saw a spot and was able to hit it."

The Canucks (15-15-9) posted their fourth win in six games. The Ducks (15-15-7) saw their win streak end at three games.

Center Ryan Kesler scored in regulation for the Ducks while defenseman Chris Tanev netted the other goal for the Canucks.

Anaheim goaltender Frederik Andersen made 24 saves and Vancouver goalie Jacob Markstrom posted 27 saves.

Burrows scored on a wrist shot on the first shootout attempt before all remaining shooters from both teams were stopped.

The wrister was a variance of his self-described "signature" shootout move, which comprises a forehand -to-backhand deke and has been successful at times in previous seasons.

"I've done that in past and I did it first game against them (and scored)," he recalled.   Continued...

Jan 1, 2016; Vancouver, British Columbia, CAN; Vancouver Canucks forward Alexandre Burrows (14) scores against Anaheim Ducks goaltender Frederik Andersen (31) during the overtime shootout at Rogers Arena. The Vancouver Canucks won 2-1 in a shoot out. Mandatory Credit: Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA TODAY Sports