Ryan Getzlaf, Ducks work overtime to rally past Hurricanes, win 3rd in a row

  • Carolina Hurricanes’ Warren Foegele (13) stretches for the puck as Anaheim Ducks’ Ryan Getzlaf (15) moves it during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Friday, Nov. 30, 2018, in Raleigh, N.C. (AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker)

  • Carolina Hurricanes’ Calvin de Haan (44) battles with Anaheim Ducks’ Hampus Lindholm (47) during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Friday, Nov. 30, 2018, in Raleigh, N.C. (AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker)

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  • Carolina Hurricanes’ Andrei Svechnikov (37) eyes the puck after colliding with Anaheim Ducks’ Adam Henrique (14) during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Friday, Nov. 30, 2018, in Raleigh, N.C. (AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker)

  • Anaheim Ducks’ Pontus Aberg (20) avoids Carolina Hurricanes’ Jake Bean (24) during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Friday, Nov. 30, 2018, in Raleigh, N.C. (AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker)

  • Carolina Hurricanes’ Justin Williams (14) battles with Anaheim Ducks’ Adam Henrique (14) and Hampus Lindholm (47) during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Friday, Nov. 30, 2018, in Raleigh, N.C. (AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker)

  • Anaheim Ducks’ Carter Rowney (24) challenges Carolina Hurricanes’ Justin Faulk (27) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Nov. 30, 2018, in Raleigh, N.C. (AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker)

  • Carolina Hurricanes’ Sebastian Aho (20) drives the puck between Anaheim Ducks’ Brandon Montour (26) and Andrew Cogliano (7) during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Friday, Nov. 30, 2018, in Raleigh, N.C. (AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker)

  • Carolina Hurricanes’ Jake Bean (24) tries to gather in the puck as he is challenged by Anaheim Ducks’ Jakob Silfverberg (33) during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Friday, Nov. 30, 2018, in Raleigh, N.C. (AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker)

  • Anaheim Ducks’ Ondrej Kase (25) shoots the puck toward Carolina Hurricanes goaltender Curtis McElhinney (35) during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Friday, Nov. 30, 2018, in Raleigh, N.C. (AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker)

  • The Hurricanes’ Jordan Martinook (48) has his shot blocked by Ducks goaltender John Gibson during the first period of Friday’s game in Raleigh, N.C. Gibson made 33 saves in the Ducks’ 2-1 overtime win. (AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker)

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RALEIGH, N.C. — Ryan Getzlaf scored the game-winning goal 1:15 into overtime and the Ducks rallied for a 2-1 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes on Friday. The Ducks won their third in a row on their five-game trip, which concludes Sunday against the defending Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals.

As he has been on many nights this season, goaltender John Gibson (33 saves) was the Ducks’ best player, especially in the first period. He faced an early onslaught from the Hurricanes and gave up only Andrei Svechnikov’s shot through traffic that gave Carolina a 1-0 lead with 1:03 left in the opening period.

The Ducks were much better in the second period, pressing for the tying goal with an improved puck-possession game that enabled them to sustain pressure. They couldn’t solve Hurricanes goalie Curtis McElhinney, however, and they went into the third down 1-0.

Getzlaf zinged a shot from near the left point off the right goal post while the Ducks were on a third-period power play. Pontus Aberg then tied it with a deft deflection from near the right post, smacking the puck out of midair with 3:50 remaining in regulation play.

Defenseman Hampus Lindholm returned to the Ducks’ lineup after sitting out for six games because of a lower-body injury. He formed a pair with Brandon Montour as the Ducks reduced the number of rookies in their defense corps from three to just Jacob Larsson and Marcus Pettersson.

The Ducks sent forward Kalle Kossila to the San Diego Gulls of the AHL in order to make room for Lindholm on the roster. In addition, forward Ben Street cleared waivers and remained with the Ducks, who could have assigned him to the Gulls, but picked Kossila instead.

More to come on this story.

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