LOS ANGELES (AP) — Alexandre Burrows scored in the first round of the shootout and Jacob Markstrom made 27 saves to help the Vancouver Canucks beat the Anaheim Ducks 2-1 on Friday night.
Burrows whipped a shot past Frederik Andersen to start the shootout, and then Markstrom stopped Ryan Kesler, Jakob Silfverberg and Corey Perry to end Anaheim’s three-game win streak.
Christopher Tanev tied it with 9:36 left on a wrist shot from the blue line that slipped through traffic and past Andersen. Tanev had missed the previous two games with a foot injury.
Kesler, a former Canuck, put Anaheim ahead 7:24 into the second period on a power play. Kesler was checked down by Matt Bartkowski while taking in a feed from Chris Stewart atop the crease but still tipped the puck in past Markstrom.
The Canucks won for the first time this season when trailing after two periods.
Vancouver’s Henrik Sedin had a breakaway in the dying seconds of overtime, but he lost the puck just in front Andersen, who finished the game with 24 saves.
Early in the third period, Perry nearly doubled Anaheim’s lead, but his shot hit the left post.
Mike Santorelli and Rickard Rakell each hit iron on shots for the Ducks during the first period.
This contest marked the return of long-time Canucks defenseman Kevin Bieksa to Rogers Arena. Bieksa was traded to the Ducks for a second-round draft pick in June.
Notes: The Canucks host Arizona on Monday night. … The Ducks return to Anaheim to open a season-long eight-game homestand Sunday night against Winnipeg. … Canucks fans gave Bieksa a standing ovation after a video tribute was played early in the first period. … Vancouver’s Brandon Prust left the bench late in the second period after colliding with Kesler. … Anaheim allowed an NHL-low 22 goals in the month of December.
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