ANAHEIM, Calif., March 27 (UPI) -- Mathieu Schneider scored the winning goal in the sixth round of a shootout Wednesday, handing Anaheim a 2-1 victory over Los Angeles.
The Ducks extended their franchise-record home winning streak to 10 games and in so doing clinched a playoff spot.
Bobby Ryan scored the only goal in regulation for Anaheim and Jonas Hiller, making his third straight start in place of Jean-Sebastien Giguere, made 31 saves. Giguere missed the contest with back spasms.
Anaheim climbed within four points of Pacific Division-leading San Jose and the Ducks are in fourth place in the Western Conference.
Los Angeles had won its previous two games.