NHL: Anaheim 5, Columbus 2

March 29, 2007 at 10:54 PM

COLUMBUS, Ohio, March 29 (UPI) -- Chris Pronger had two goals and one assist Thursday night to lead the Anaheim Ducks to a 5-2 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets.

The game was tied, 1-1, after two periods, after both teams scored in the second. Anaheim put the contest away with a four-goal third period.

Teemu Selanne had a goal and three assists, Francois Beauchemin and Ryan Getzlaf both had a goal and an assist, and Jean-Sebastien Giguere stopped 23 of 25 shots for the Ducks, who have won two straight.

Aaron Johnson and Sergei Fedorov scored, and Fredrik Norrena was beaten four times on 30 shots for the Blue Jackets, who are out of the NHL playoff chase.

The Ducks are close to capturing their first division title in franchise history.

They are six points ahead of both Dallas and San Jose, and trail Nashville by one point in the race for the No. 1 playoff seed in the Western Conference.

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