Mathieu Perreault (No. 22) notches an overtime goal with 4.9 seconds remaining to give the Ducks their first win of the season. The Wild fans made the Ducks feel at home with their bright orange hunting hats a giveaway that was not planned well. First Period Recap: Jonas Hiller got his first start of the season and saw the Ducks provide him immediate goal support as Saku Koivu netted the first goal 1:40 into the first period off a feed from Francois Beauchemin. The Ducks didn't have to play much defense in the first five minutes of the game as it was all offense. Matt Beleskey got in a fight – which he lost – with Zenon Konopka after some chirping between the two. The second Ducks goal of the game came in the form of a power play goal by Nick Bonino — a power play which consisted of quick setups and great passes from Ryan Getzlaf. The Ducks lost some momentum after that when Bryan Allen took an elbowing penalty at 10:54 — in his defense Allen had been solid up to this point in the game supporting Sami Vatanen well. Like the Ducks the Wild capitalized on their first power play chance with a goal from Zach Parise. Bruce Boudreau switched up the defensive pairings for this game going with Beauchemin – Mark Fistric and reuniting Cam Fowler and Ben Lovejoy. From this point on the Ducks seemed to get lost in their shifts giving up turnovers and failing to handle puck cleanly. Luckily they managed to escape the period with a 2-1 lead. Second Period Recap: The second period started much like the first with the Ducks dominating play early. Mathieu Perreault served a sweet pass to Jakob Silfverberg from behind the Wild net which Silfverberg ripped into the top corner for a 3-1 Ducks lead. Unfortunately the Ducks' play fell off after this goal and there were players *cough* Dustin Penner *cough* who were seen standing around. Play deteriorated fast and Fistric went off for high-sticking Matt Cooke. Immediately off the faceoff Jason Pominville scored on a shot that ricocheted in off Fowler's stick. On the next shift a Bryan Allen defensive-zone turnover resulted in a mass scramble in front of Hiller who managed to shove the puck into the corner for a clear. Lovejoy made a solid defensive play in a one-on-one situation before Beauchemin went to the sin bin for tripping. This time the Ducks' penalty kill was much better preventing Minnesota from getting a shot on goal in the third Wild power play of the night. A couple shifts after the kill Perry snuck just behind the defense on a partial breakaway but couldn't get a handle on the puck. The Ducks would get their second power play of the game on a slashing call on Ryan Suter with 1:19 remaining in the second period. The Ducks didn't do much with the first half of power play time but headed to the locker-room with a 3-2 lead.
Ducks Get First Win of the Season in Overtime
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