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By The Associated Press | Posted - Dec. 28, 2014 at 9:30 p.m.



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ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Cam Fowler scored at 2:42 of overtime after defenseman Francois Beauchemin tied it in the third period with his first goal of the season, and the Anaheim Ducks beat the Vancouver Canucks 2-1 on Sunday night.

The two-time defending Pacific Division champions are 8-0-1 in their last nine games against Vancouver. The Canucks, who were tied with the Ducks atop the Western Conference standings four weeks ago at 35 points each, are now 11 points behind them.

Frederik Andersen faced only 14 shots — the fewest by the Canucks this season — in the opener of an eight-game homestand. Corey Perry missed his 15th straight game because of a sprained knee.

Yannick Weber scored early in the second period for Vancouver and Ryan Miller made 29 saves as the Canucks lost for the sixth time in eight games.

PANTHERS 6, MAPLE LEAFS 4

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Brad Boyes scored a tiebreaking power-play goal in Florida's four-goal third period.

Willie Mitchell, Dmitry Kulikov and Scottie Upshall also scored in the third for the Panthers, who have won four of five. Jonathan Huberdeau had a goal and an assist, and Jussi Jokinen had two assists.

James van Riemsdyk had a goal and an assist for Toronto, which has dropped four of five. James Reimer made 29 saves.

Florida and Toronto combined for six goals in the second, but the Panthers controlled the final period.

Kulikov started the rally when he whistled a shot past Reimer 2:45 into the third for his first goal of the season. Mitchell, another defenseman, then used a pass from Huberdeau to tie it at 4.

Boyes tipped in Kulikov's shot from the point for the game-winning goal at 16:45, and Upshall added an empty-netter for his fifth of the season.

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