ANAHEIM, Calif., March 3 (UPI) --
Jean-Sebastien Giguere made 29 saves Friday night as the Anaheim Ducks downed San Jose in a key Western Conference contest, 3-1.
Anaheim increased its lead in the Pacific Division to six points over Dallas and to nine over San Jose. The Ducks began an eight-game home stand.
San Jose has lost seven of its last nine to fall to sixth place in the West.
Giguere was protecting a 2-1 lead in the third period when Chris Pronger gave Anaheim some insurance by scoring on the power play.
His slap-shot bested Evgeni Nabokov, who also gave up first-period goals to Dustin Penner and Chris Kunitz.
San Jose's lone goal came 3:55 into the final period from Craig Rivet.
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