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ANAHEIM, Calif. - When the Ducks and Flames play, they can always count on a tight game usually decided by one goal. This time, that goal belonged to Anaheim. Ryan Getzlaf scored the winning goal with 46 seconds left to give the Ducks a 3-2 victory Friday night, extending Anaheims home winning streak against Calgary to 15 games. It was a big goal for the Ducks, but even bigger for Getzlaf, who hadnt scored since Jan. 22 against Colorado -- a span of 18 games in which he contributed assists but no scoring punch. Getzlaf took a short pass from Corey Perry and fired a one-timer from the right circle at 19:14. "The last little bit has been a bit of a struggle with putting the puck in the net," Getzlaf said. "Weve had all kinds of chances the last few of games, so it was nice to get one. It was a good neutral-zone regroup. We just got off the bench, got some speed going, go wide and back the D off a little bit, and Perry made a nice little drop pass to me." Getzlaf leads the Ducks in assists -- he earned his 36th of the season in the second. But a typical game for him lately was a big fat zero in the goals column on the stat sheet. He was blanked on four shots in a loss to Buffalo on Wednesday. "It looked like he was so snake bit, so maybe this will open the door for him," Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau said, "and the other two guys are the guys you count on to score. So were not going to win if those guys arent our best players every night." Perry and Bobby Ryan had Anaheims other two goals, but they were happiest for Getzlaf. "Hes been holding the stick a little tight because the pucks havent been going for him," said Ryan, who had a root canal earlier in the day. "But that was a power slap shot there. Ryans been great for us. He and Perry usually come on down the stretch for us around this time, and we certainly hope that it happens like it did last year." Twelve of the last 15 games between the teams have been decided by one goal, and of the last 12, seven have gone to either overtime or a shootout. "If you look at both teams, we match up well against each other," Perry said. "We play the same kind of style, and the lines -- one through four -- are pretty even. Theyre big and theyre physical, so its a tough team to play against." The Flames were kicking themselves for not forcing overtime. "Really unacceptable with where were sitting right now," Mike Cammalleri said. The Ducks nearly scored on a long shot with 10 seconds left, but defenceman Mark Giordano scrambled after the puck sailing toward the empty net. His desperation swipe with his stick came just as the puck was about to cross the goal line. Jonas Hiller made 27 saves for the Ducks, whose winning streak at home against Calgary is their longest against one opponent in franchise history. They outshot the Flames in all three periods while snapping a two-game skid. Leland Irving stopped 36 shots in his sixth career start for the Flames. Flames coach Brent Sutter said Irving had "no chance" on Getzlafs goal. "You have Ryan Getzlaf bearing down with a slap shot from the top of the circle," Sutter said. "Thats a tough play for a goalie. "A 2-on-5 coming into your zone, we just all stood there and watched. Its a tough way to lose a game, especially its big points we let get away from us." The Flames tied the game at 2 early in the third. Alex Tanguay scored into the open left side of the net while Hiller was caught in a scrum on the right side assisted by Cammalleri and Jarome Iginla. "When they tied it 2-2, we were probably a little nervous, and they had some really good chances again," Boudreau said. "But Hilly saved our bacon in the last 10 minutes." Perry gave Anaheim its first lead, 2-1, at 7:41 of the second. He took a short pass from Getzlaf on the left side and lunged at the net to beat Irving stick side for his 199th career NHL goal. The fight-filled first period ended in a 1-1 tie, with Curtis Glencross scoring first for the Flames and Ryan notching his third goal in six games with a 2-on-1 for the Ducks. Each team had four penalties, including consecutive ones for fighting. Luca Sbisa and Tom Kostopoulos landed punches during a faceoff and then Francois Beauchemin and Iginla tangled along the boards three minutes later. Notes: The Flames last win at Anaheim was on Jan. 19, 2004. ... Hiller made his 24th consecutive start, bettering the franchise record of 23 shared by Guy Hebert and J.S. Giguere. He has allowed two goals or less in eight of his last 10 games. ... Selanne is two points away from tying his childhood idol Jari Kurri for 19th on the all-time scoring list with 1,398 points. ... Calgary D Jay Bouwmeester played in his 700th career NHL game. ... Toni Lydman is the only player who played in the Flames last win in Anaheim, although he is now on the Ducks roster. Lydman collected an assist in his 800th career NHL game. ... The 100th anniversary of the Calgary Stampede was celebrated inside a tent set up in the parking lot. The 10-day event is in July. Dwyane Wade Jersey . Ron Tugnutt is the Canadian teams goaltending coach and has personally experienced that kind of pressure. In addition to a long NHL career, Tugnutt twice represented Canada at the mens world championship. Tracy Mcgrady Jersey . -- Alex Ovechkins ice time keeps shrinking in the playoffs, all the way down to a career-low 13 1/2 minutes in Game 2 of the Washington Capitals Eastern Conference semifinal against the New York Rangers. http://www.officialbasketballjerseysstore.com/_John+Wall-Jersey.htm . 5 Trade Deadline drawing closer, teams will be deciding on whether to buy or sell. Blake Griffin Jersey . -- The Chicago Bears say an MRI taken Monday showed Pro Bowl linebacker Brian Urlacher suffered no major structural damage to his left knee in a season-ending win at Minnesota. Vince Carter Jersey . The Eastern Conference-leading Bulls are taking a cautious approach with Noah, averaging 12.1 points and 11 rebounds. Their next game is Tuesday night against Phoenix.PORTLAND, Ore. -- Louisvilles late regular-season slide has turned into a post-season surge. Russ Smith had 17 points as Louisville held off a late New Mexico rally 59-56 Saturday night for its sixth consecutive win, advancing to the regional semifinals for the first time since 2009. The Cardinals lost three of their last four regular season games, then swept through the Big East Tournament with four straight wins. The No. 4 seed then beat Davidson in their opening tournament game before facing the fifth-seeded Lobos. Coach Rick Pitino said the Cardinals Big East run was just what they needed. "Im really delighted, because I thought this team had a lot of limitations," he said. "I wanted to win that Big East tournament in the worst way because I knew their confidence would grow." Theyll need that boost next week when then face the winner of Sundays Saint Louis-Michigan State game at the West Regional semifinal in Columbus. "It just feels good. Everybody really battled today," said Louisville guard Peyton Siva, who had a big group of family and friends from his hometown Seattle at the game. "It was a tough game, feels like a Big East game out there and man, they came out and played hard." Held scoreless in the first half, Siva finished with six points and five assists. Kyle Kuric and Chane Behanan each added 10 points. Trailing 53-46, New Mexicos Drew Gordon hit a pair of free throws, and Demetrius Walker made a 3-pointer to pull to within 53-51 with 1:36 left. Smith made a pair of free throws for Louisville (28-9), but Gordon answered with a tip-in. Gorgui Dieng dunked with 32.3 seconds left, and Siva added free throws to make it 59-53. Gordon dropped a 3-pointer with 2.9 seconds left, but it was too late for the Lobos (28-7), who have never been to the round of 16. "I told the guys, you give us effort and defend, thats all I ever ask," New Mexico coach Steve Alford said. "If you have a night where you dont make shots, youve got to hope your defence and effort is enough. It wasnt quite enough tonight." Gordon led the Lobos with 21 points and 14 rebounds, despite going down with what looked like a scary left knee injury late in the first half. He came back a short time lateer with the knee wrapped.dddddddddddd. "Felt like my life flashed before my eyes. I went up to try and block a shot, and AJ (Hardeman) was trying to take a charge," Gordon said. "So when I was going up he was going down and forced me back down and fell against my leg in an awkward position. I felt a couple of pops. But the doc checked me out and said I was OK." But that wasnt enough to get past the Cardinals. Smith made consecutive 3-pointers to put the Cardinals up 24-21 with 5:27 left in the first half. After A.J. Hardemans layup narrowed it for New Mexico, Wayne Blackshear hit a jumper for Louisville. Kendall Williams made a jumper for the Lobos as time wound down, and the Cardinals held a slim 26-25 lead at halftime. Siva came alive with about five minutes into the second half, when he hit a layup and then made a stunning behind-the-back pass on the fast break to Kuric for the layup and a 38-29 lead. Smith padded the lead with a quick steal and a layup, and Chris Smith knocked down a 3-pointer to complete a 13-2 run and put the Cardinals up 44-29. The Lobos answered with an 8-0 run to come within 44-37. Smiths 3-pointer for Louisville briefly interrupted the rally, but Williams made a 3 and Gordon had a reverse slam dunk that drew gasps from the crowd to squeeze it to 49-44 with 6:32 left. Gordon made a pair of free throws to get the Lobos within three points. Behanan missed a pair for the Cardinals, but then Siva made a driving layup with 2:21 left to stretch the lead back to 53-46. In a rollercoaster season, Louisville rose to No. 4 in the rankings in December before tumbling with five losses in seven games. The Cardinals also lost three of four heading into the conference tournament. But it appeared that something clicked when Louisville won four games in four nights, capped by a 50-44 victory over Cincinnati in the Big East championship game. And Louisvilles eager to do whatever it takes to keep the momentum rolling. "I just stay on the bench and look and see what we need," Smith said. "If we need defensive energy Ill try and do that. If we need points Ill try and do that. I just try and do what I feel the team needs at the time, and hopefully itll just work out." cheap jerseys ' ' '

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