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Carolina Snaps Ducks’ 8-Game Win Streak With 2-1 Victory

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Seth Jarvis scored the tiebreaking goal midway through the third period, and the Carolina Hurricanes snapped the Anaheim Ducks’ eight-game winning streak with a 2-1 victory Thursday night.

Ethan Bear scored his first goal of the season and Frederik Andersen made 31 saves against his former team for the Hurricanes, who improved to 13-2-0 after hanging on to win a well-played game between surging clubs. Carolina has won three straight, including the first two on its six-game West Coast road trip.

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Troy Terry extended his scoring streak to 16 games with a first-period goal for the Ducks, who hadn’t lost since Oct. 29 and hadn’t scored fewer than three goals in a franchise-record 12 straight games.

John Gibson’s career-best winning streak ended at seven games despite 29 saves, including a stop of a third-period penalty shot by Jarvis with 18:40 to play. The Carolina forward atoned eight minutes later by banking the puck off Gibson’s back from behind the net for his third goal of the season.

Anaheim’s 10-game streak with a point ended along with its winning streak, which was tied for the third-longest in team history. Both were the longest active streaks in the league, but the Ducks still got several ovations from a Honda Center crowd grateful to watch an exciting team again after three straight nonplayoff seasons.

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Terry smacked home a rebound of Adam Henrique’s shot for a tying goal and the latest point in his streak, which began exactly one month ago on Oct. 18. Terry’s 16-game streak matches the current run by Connor McDavid, who also scored for Edmonton on Thursday.

Bear put the Hurricanes ahead in the opening minutes by slamming home an exceptional cross-ice, backdoor pass from Martin Nečas.

Terry evened it with a rebound goal after his pass set up Henrique for the shot on a drive to the net. Captain Ryan Getzlaf got the secondary assist for his 1,001st career point.

Terry’s 12 goals are more than all but one Ducks player scored during the entire 2020-21 season, when Anaheim finished last in the NHL in scoring. The Ducks have been utterly transformed this season, playing an up-tempo, aggressive style that has left them scarcely resembling last year’s team despite a nearly identical roster.

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