OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Another day in another city, the Anaheim Ducks got their game headed in the right direction.
Ryan Getzlaf scored the winner, Frederik Andersen made 26 saves and the Anaheim Ducks snapped a two-game skid with a 2-1 win over the Ottawa Senators on Friday night.
Patrick Maroon also scored for the Ducks, who are on their longest road trip of the season, playing eight games in 15 days. They lost on their first two stops, including a 4-1 defeat to Montreal on Thursday night.
"Our guys did a great job responding and getting back to the hockey that we like to play," Getzlaf said. "After back-to-back games you can't ask for anything else. Our guys did a great job parking (Thursday's) loss and focusing on this one."
Ottawa struggled all night with puck possession and making passes, making 16 giveaways to the Ducks' two.
"They didn't give us a lot of time and space to do anything and they were, I thought, for the most part better than we were," Senators coach Paul MacLean said. "We turned over pucks in the first period and we turned over pucks all night long."
Focus, or lack thereof, was an issue for the Senators as both Anaheim goals were a result of turnovers.
"It's a game of mistakes," Senators goalie Craig Anderson said. "They made mistakes also, but we didn't capitalize. When we had our opportunities, their goalie made some good saves or we missed our chances."
Mika Zibanejad scored for the Senators and Anderson stopped 26 shots.
The Senators' best period was the third, but Andersen, who was making his first start for Anaheim, stopped all 12 shots he faced.
"I just want to build on this," Andersen said. "It was fun. It was nice to get a win."
Anderson made a couple of great saves late in the third to give the Senators a chance in the final minute with the extra man, but Ottawa was unable to score.
Maroon opened the scoring at 7:35 of the first period when he took a pass from Corey Perry and beat Anderson with a wrist shot.
A communication breakdown between defenseman Erik Karlsson and Anderson led to the Ducks second goal. Karlsson took the puck behind Ottawa's net but mishandled it, allowing Perry to grab it and put it out front. Karlsson again struggled to clear it and Getzlaf jumped on the puck and buried it.