NHL: Anaheim 3, San Jose 1

March 3, 2007 at 12:44 AM

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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