Anaheim Ducks beat Toronto, 3-2

December 20, 2016


Cam Fowler scored his third game-winning goal of the season to move into a tie for the League lead among defensemen and lift the Ducks to their fifth win in their last seven outings.

Anaheim earned their first road win versus Toronto since Oct. 21, 2008 (3-2 SO W), snapping a four-game slide (0-3-1) in head coach Randy Carlyle’s first meeting with his former club.

Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf (1-0—1) extended his point streak to five games (2-4—6).

Ducks forward Andrew Cogliano skated in his 737th consecutive game dating to Oct. 4, 2007, tying Jay Bouwmeester (March 6, 2004 – Nov. 22, 2014) for the fifth-longest such streak in NHL history.

Maple Leafs forward Auston Matthews (1-0—1) ranks second among rookies with 15-9—24 this season (31 GP).

In other NHL news . . .


The Anaheim Ducks signed 2016 first round pick Sam Steel to a three-year entry-level contract, the club announced today.

Steel, 18, leads the Western Hockey League in scoring this season (23-31=54 points) despite missing six games due to injury. He also ranks third in the league in goals and plus/minus (+27).

Steel was drafted by the Ducks in the first round (30th overall) of the 2016 NHL Draft. He played in 72 games with Regina of the Western Hockey League last season, scoring 23-47=70 points with 24 penalty minutes (PIM). He added 6-10=16 points in 12 playoff games. The 5-11, 178-pound center also played with Regina in 2013-14 (five games, scoreless) and 2014-15 (61 games, 17-37=54 points).

A native of Edmonton, Alberta, Steel played with the Sherwood Park Kings of the Alberta Midget Hockey League in 2013-14, scoring 7-16=23 points in 14 games. He also helped Team Alberta win a gold medal at the Western Canada Challenge Cup and was named to the tournament All-Star Team. Playing with Canada, Steel won a gold medal at the 2015 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament (1-2=3 points in four games).


Monday’s game between the Red Wings and Hurricanes at PNC Arena was postponed due to a technical problem with the ice equipment that made the ice surface unplayable. The date and time of the rescheduled game will be announced at a later date.

MONDAY’S RESULTS (Home Team in Caps)

CAROLINA vs. Detroit, postponed
Nashville 2, PHILADELPHIA 1 (SO)
Anaheim 3, TORONTO 2
Edmonton 3, ST. LOUIS 2 (OT)
Calgary 4, ARIZONA 2

TUESDAY’S ACTION (All Times Eastern)

NY Islanders @ Boston, 7 p.m., SN, NESN, MSG+ 2
Nashville @ New Jersey, 7 p.m., MSG+, FS-TN
NY Rangers @ Pittsburgh, 7 p.m., ROOT, MSG 2
Los Angeles @ Columbus, 7 p.m., FS-O, FS-W
Anaheim @ Montreal, 7:30 p.m., SNE, RDS, PRIME
Detroit @ Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m., TVAS, SUN, FS-D
Buffalo @ Florida, 7:30 p.m., FS-F, MSG-B
Colorado @ Minnesota, 8 p.m., FS-N, ALT2
Ottawa @ Chicago, 8:30 p.m., CSN-CH, RDS2, TSN5
St. Louis @ Dallas, 8:30 p.m., FS-SW, FS-MW
Winnipeg @ Vancouver, 10 p.m., SNP, TSN3
Calgary @ San Jose, 10:30 p.m., CSN-CA, SNW


The Blue Jackets look to register their 10th consecutive victory and establish the longest win streak in franchise history when they host the Kings. Sergei Bobrovsky enters the contest with wins in each of his last eight appearances and needs one more to equal the franchise record for most consecutive victories by a goaltender, a mark he set from Nov. 29, 2013 – Jan. 23, 2014 (9-0-0).


The Rangers (23-10-1, 47 points) and Penguins (20-7-5, 45 points) – who rank first and second in the Eastern Conference standings, respectively – meet at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh. The Rangers enter the contest with wins in six of their last seven outings, while the Penguins have earned points in each of their last seven home games (6-0-1).

By Staff of and news services

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