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National Hockey League
Anaheim 5, Washington 2
When: 9:00 PM ET, Sunday, February 17, 2019
Where: Honda Center, Anaheim, California
Referees: Tom Chmielewski, Chris Lee
Linesmen: Ryan Gibbons, Kiel Murchison
Attendance: 17495

Adam Henrique and Jakob Silfverberg each scored two goals, and Ryan Miller had 23 saves to become the all-time winningest U.S.-born goalie, as the Anaheim Ducks dominated play to earn a 5-2 victory Sunday night over the visiting Washington Capitals.

Corey Perry added his first goal of the season as the Ducks won for the second time in three games since Bob Murray took over as interim head coach for Randy Carlyle, who was fired.

Alex Ovechkin scored a goal for the Capitals, giving him his 10th 40-goal season.

The Ducks went on four power plays, delivering on two of them in the third period. Henrique scored his second goal of the game, and 12th of the season, 37 seconds into the final period on the man advantage, giving the Ducks a 3-2 lead.

Three minutes later, Perry also on the power play for a 4-2 lead. It was just his eighth game of the season after recovering from a knee injury last season that required surgery.

Cam Fowler earned the assist on Perry's goal, moving him past Scott Niedermayer for most assists by a Ducks defenseman all-time with 205. The Ducks retired Niedermayer's No. 27 in a pregame ceremony, making him the third Anaheim player with a number in the rafters, along with Paul Kariya and Teemu Selanne.

Miller, who was playing in his first game since Dec. 9 because of a sprained knee, moved past John Vanbiesbrouck for most victories by a U.S.-born goalie with 375.

The night did not start out so promising when Ovechkin scored 4:58 into the game when his blast from outside of the left circle hit Miller on his right side and squirted under his right arm. It was Ovechkin's 12th power-play goal, tying him for fifth most in the league.

After Henrique and Silfverberg scored in the second period for a 2-1 Ducks lead, John Carlson scored an unassisted goal to tie the score at 2-all just three minutes before the second intermission.

The Ducks dominated play in the third period, finishing off the scoring with just over five minutes remaining when Silfverberg scored his 15th goal of the season.

Henrique and Perry each added an assist, while Ryan Getzlaf had two assists.

The Ducks, who entered with an NHL-worst 125 goals, scored 11 goals in two games against the Capitals this season.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
 
Washington   Anaheim
John Carlson 2 Points Adam Henrique 3
John Carlson 1 Goals Adam Henrique 2
John Carlson 1 Assists Ryan Getzlaf 2
N/A Power Play Goals Adam Henrique 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Braden Holtby .872 Save Percentage Ryan Miller .920
Braden Holtby 34 Saves Ryan Miller 23
Team Stats Summary
 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Washington 25 2 0-3 2-4 18 16
Anaheim 39 5 2-4 3-3 16 38
Upcoming Games
  • Anaheim will play their next game on the road against Minnesota. The Ducks have a W/L % of .565 after a win and .278 after a loss.
  • Washington will play their next game on the road against Los Angeles. The Capitals have a W/L % of .545 after a win and .538 after a loss.