Ducks shut down Habs, take over NHL lead

(AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) John Gibson knew his Anaheim Ducks had every right to be exhausted late in their third game in three cities over four nights. The 21-year-old goalie also recognized the high stakes for Anaheim against the Montreal Canadiens.

So Gibson put the weary Ducks on his shoulders for yet another victory - and he even outplayed Carey Price to do it.

Gibson made 37 saves, and Anaheim moved back atop the overall NHL standings with a 3-1 victory Wednesday night in a meeting of conference leaders.

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Points
Rank Player Pts G A
1t N. Backstrom, Was671849
1t A. Ovechkin, Was674324
3t E. Malkin, Pit652738
3t J. Tavares, NYI653035
3t J. Voracek, Phi651946
6t S. Crosby, Pit642044
6t P. Kane, Chi642737
8 T. Johnson, TB622438
9t J. Benn, Dal612338
9t R. Getzlaf, Anh612041
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Goals Against Average
Rank Player GAA
1 C. Price, Mon1.92
2 P. Rinne, Nsh2.10
3 D. Dubnyk, Min2.14
4 C. Schneider, NJ2.17
5 B. Holtby, Was2.17
6 B. Elliott, StL2.20
7 J. Howard, Det2.20
8 M. Fleury, Pit2.21
9 H. Lundqvist, NYR2.25
10 S. Mason, Phi2.27
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