Edmonton, AB (Sports Network) - Viktor Fasth posted a shutout and helped the
Anaheim Ducks clinch the Pacific Division title for the first time in six
years with a 3-0 victory over the Edmonton Oilers at Rexall Place.
Fasth made 24 saves for his fourth shutout in his rookie campaign and was
backed by goals from Ryan Getzlaf, Radek Dvorak and Sami Vatanen.
Anaheim last won the division in 2006-07 when they captured their only Stanley
Nikolai Khabibulin stopped 25-of-28 shots for the Oilers, who have dropped 11
straight at home against Anaheim, including a 3-1 setback on Sunday.
Edmonton's Shawn Horcoff was called for two penalties in the opening six
minutes, and Getzlaf cashed in on the second man-advantage by following up his
shot and banging home the rebound at the 6:13 mark.
Emerson Etem's backhand pass set up Dvorak for an easy tap-in with 8:12 left
in the first period, and it stayed 2-0 through a scoreless second.
Vatanen scored early in the third when he fanned on his initial attempt from
the point but got a lucky bounce back to him and beat Khabibulin over the
shoulder with 3:55 gone in the period.
Fasth made nine saves in the first period, seven in the second and eight over
the final 20 minutes to preserve the shutout.
Corey Perry recorded two assists ... Dvorak, who played two-plus seasons in
Edmonton, has scored three of his four goals this year against the Oilers ...
The Ducks improved to 16-0-2 when leading after two periods ... Anaheim has
not lost in Edmonton since Nov. 30, 2007.
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