NHL: Anaheim 3, Carolina 2

Nov. 26, 2009 at 12:46 AM

ANAHEIM, Calif., Nov. 26 (UPI) -- Third-period scores by Petteri Nokelainen and Teemu Selanne gave Anaheim a two-goal lead Wednesday and the Ducks held on to defeat Carolina 3-2.

Carolina remained stuck on five victories for the season, tied with Toronto for the fewest in the NHL.

Nokelainen put a slapshot past Manny Legace with 7:17 to go in the third, giving Anaheim a 2-1 lead.. Selanne tipped in a shot by Saku Koivu with 1:32 for an insurance goal.

Selanne's tally proved vital when Brandon Sutter scored on a slapshot with 53 seconds to go.

Jean-Sebastien Giguere made 27 saves to pick up his second victory of the season.

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