November 28, 2018 / 3:29 AM / 4 months ago

Miller, Ducks tame high-scoring Lightning

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Ryan Miller made 34 saves to lead the visiting Anaheim Ducks to a 3-1 win against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday.

Miller, 38, was making his sixth start of the season, and Tampa Bay came in averaging a league-leading 3.79 goals a game.

Nick Ritchie had a goal and an assist, Carter Rowney scored in his first game back after missing the past 20 with a lower-body injury, and Josh Manson also scored for the Ducks.

Brayden Point scored for Tampa Bay, and Louis Domingue made 19 saves.

Ritchie and Rowney scored 48 seconds apart in the third period to give the Ducks a 3-1 lead.

The Ducks were on their second power play when Anaheim forward Pontus Aberg shot high and wide. The puck caromed off the end boards, and Ritchie and teammate Ryan Kesler each swiped at it while it was still in the air, sending it into the net at 4:51. Ritchie was credited with his second goal of the season.

The Ducks made it 3-1 at 5:39 after Domingue lost sight of the puck after it hit traffic in front of the net. Rowney shot it onto the open left side.

The Lightning were playing the fourth game of a five-game homestand and had combined for 16 goals while winning the first three, including 10 in the first period.

Tampa Bay didn’t score until 18:34 of the second period.

Lightning defenseman Ryan McDonagh flipped the puck behind the Ducks’ net from the left point, and teammate Nikita Kucherov got to it first. Kucherov quickly spun and passed to Point coming through the slot, and he scored on a one-timer.

Anaheim took a 1-0 at 12:04 of the second period on the second goal of the season by Manson.

Ritchie separated Tampa Bay defenseman Mikhail Sergachev from the puck with a hard check behind the Lightning net.

Anaheim center Adam Henrique pulled the puck toward Ritchie as he straddled the goal line near the right post and tried to shove it past Domingue, but it caromed out to Manson in front of the crease, and he scored over Domingue’s left shoulder.

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