ANAHEIM, Calif., Jan. 30 (UPI) -- Steve Rucchin snapped a tie with 5:12 remaining Wednesday night, giving Anaheim a 3-2 victory over the Eastern Conference-leading Ottawa Senators.
Without a home win over Ottawa since March 5, 1997, the Mighty Ducks ended a seven-game winless skid against the Senators to improve to 6-2
1 in their nine games overall.
Battling with defenseman Chris Phillips at the top of the crease, Rucchin watched defenseman a slap shot by Niclas Havelid from the right point hit his skate and deflect past goaltender Patrick Lalime at 14:48 of the third.
Paul Kariya and Adam Oates also scored, and Jean-Sebastien Giguere turned aside 25 shots for the Ducks, whose last win over Ottawa came on March 22, 1998.