Edm 0 1 0 1
Ana 2 2 1 5
Date of game: 4/1/2015

Recap: Anaheim vs. Edmonton

Anaheim, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Andrew Cogliano scored on a penalty shot, Frederik Andersen stopped 22 shots, and the Anaheim Ducks clinched the Pacific Division title for the third consecutive season thanks to a 5-1 result over Edmonton at Honda Center.

Francois Beauchemin added a goal and one assist while Nate Thompson, Corey Perry and Simon Despres also tallied for the Ducks, who claimed their fourth division crown in franchise history by winning their fourth straight game and eighth in 10 overall.

"We've put ourselves in a good spot," Cogliano said. "We have a good team and it speaks to the coaching staff and organization, but it's just one part of the puzzle."

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins lit the lamp for the Oilers, who had won three in a row and four of five coming in. Ben Scrivens yielded all five goals on 27 shots in defeat.

Cogliano had his stick shatter thanks to a slash by an Edmonton defenseman Oscar Klefbom with 5:14 gone in the third period and was subsequently awarded a penalty shot.

He converted with a shot under the crossbar after drawing Scrivens across the crease for his first career free-chance marker to wrap up the contest.

Beauchemin opened the scoring less than four minutes in by joining an odd-man rush and beating Scrivens from between the circles, and Thompson doubled the Anaheim edge one second shy of the first period's middle point on a backhander.

"We have to give them credit, they played a smart hockey game," Oilers coach Todd Nelson said of the Ducks. "I thought we got off to a pretty good start, then all of a sudden we have a bad line change... and they capitalize."

Perry followed up his own rebound and flipped the second try home at the left side for a 3-0 game at 8:33 of the second and Despres slipped one home from the outer edge of the left circle at 12:06.

Nugent-Hopkins finally put the Oilers on the board with 2:55 remaining.

Game Notes

Beauchemin's assist on Perry's score was his 126th with Ducks, moving him past Oleg Tverdovsky into second place on the franchise list for defensemen ... Cogliano's last penalty-shot attempt was a miss on March 6, 2013 against the Coyotes ... Ducks forward Jakob Silfverberg picked up three assists.

Kelly looking to UNH for inspiration

When Tim Tebow was brought in to Philadelphia for a workout with the Eagles several weeks ago, the popular answer to the question "Why?" was largely that it was a public relations stunt.

NASCAR News
The Inside Line: Busch moving beyond his troubled past

Kurt Busch's win in Sunday's rain-delayed Sprint Cup Series race at Richmond International Raceway was exactly what he needed after his recent NASCAR suspension and legal issues.

Extra Points: Handicapping Mariota

There is a crucial pick in every NFL Draft where things pivot dramatically and that selection is going to come very early in the 2015 version, Tennessee's spot at No. 2 overall.

Dodgers' McCarthy out for season

Los Angeles Dodgers right-hander Brandon McCarthy has been ruled out for the remainder of the season with a UCL tear in his elbow.

NBA suspends Olynyk, Smith over Game 4 acts

The NBA suspended Boston Celtics center Kelly Olynyk one game over the play that resulted in a separated shoulder for Cleveland Cavaliers star Kevin Love, who called the act intentional.

Karlsson, Subban, Doughty named Norris finalists

Ottawa's Erik Karlsson, Montreal's P.K. Subban and Los Angeles' Drew Doughty are the finalists for the James Norris Memorial Trophy, awarded to the NHL's top defenseman.

Stay Connected with WDEF News 12
 
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.
Mobile advertising for this site is available on Local Ad Buy.