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In Pictures: Ducks edge Sens in shootout

OTTAWA - Bobby Ryan scored the only goal in the shootout and Jonas Hiller stopped 39 shots as the Anaheim Ducks beat the Ottawa Senators 2-1 Tuesday.

OTTAWA - Bobby Ryan scored the only goal in the shootout and Jonas Hiller stopped 39 shots as the Anaheim Ducks beat the Ottawa Senators 2-1 Tuesday.

Hiller was outstanding, sending the Senators (17-23-7) to their third straight loss and ninth in the past 10 games before a sold-out crowd of 19,515 at Scotiabank Place.

Anaheim's Corey Perry and Ottawa's Mike Fisher exchanged regulation goals.

Brian Elliott made 26 stops for the Senators, but he was outduelled by Hiller, who won his 23rd game of the season. The Ducks (26-19-4) have won back-to-back games and five of their past six.

Since captain Ryan Getzlaf went down with sinus fractures after being hit with the puck in the face, the Ducks have gone 8-2-0. They have won in their past three visits to Ottawa.

The Senators are winless in their last five home games and are just 8-10-5 at Scotiabank Place on the season. Last year, they went 26-11-4 at home.

Anaheim was coming off a 3-2 triumph over the Edmonton Oilers at home on Sunday and faced pressure from Ottawa early on.

The Senators outshot the Ducks 15-10 through the opening 20 minutes, but Anaheim scored the only goal on a strong individual effort by Perry. The star forward outmuscled Erik Karlsson to a rebound in front of Elliott and, while falling to the ice, managed to lift the puck over the Ottawa netminder.

It stayed that way until late in the second period, largely thanks to the play of Hiller, who was sharp as the Senators again outshot the Ducks 13-3 during the frame.

Ottawa finally got to Hiller as Fisher steered a rebound around the goaltender at 18:19 of the second to tie the score 1-1.

Elliott, who had not recorded a win in eight starts since Boxing Day, had to be sharp at the other end to deny Matt Beleskey on a breakaway midway through the third.

He also had a bit of help as Ryan ripped a shot off the post with just more than 30 seconds remaining before the game went to overtime, where neither team could decide the contest.

Notes:The Senators recalled right-winger Bobby Butler from Binghamton of the AHL for the game. … With just one goal in 44 games this season and no points in his past 10 contests, Ottawa scratched forward Peter Regin and dressed a seventh defenceman instead. … Ducks forward Maxim Lapierre appeared in his 300th NHL game. … Anaheim travels to Toronto to face the Maple Leafs on Thursday and is in Montreal to play Lapierre’s former team, the Canadiens, on Saturday.

 
 
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