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Ducks beat Flames to end 5-game losing streak – Press Enterprise

CALGARY, Alberta — Wins have been few and far between for the Ducks lately, so they feel special when they arrive.

Alex Killorn scored twice, Troy Terry had a goal and two assists and the Ducks ended their five-game losing streak with a 5-3 win over the Calgary Flames on Tuesday night.

“It feels good to win,” said Killorn, who has 17 goals this season. “We haven’t done this in a long time. It was hard. It’s nice, especially at the end of the road trip, to return home with a good feeling.

Mason McTavish and Cam Fowler completed the scoring for Anaheim while rookie defenseman Olen Zellweger had three assists for his first career multi-point game.

Lukas Dostal made 21 saves as the Ducks won for just the second time in their last 14 games (2-11-1).

“It’s not fun losing games, especially not games in a row,” Zellweger said. “Get the win here and now we look forward to the next one where we can continue this momentum.”

Andrei Kuzmenko had two goals and Yegor Sharangovich also scored for the Flames, who have lost six of their last seven games. Jacob Markstrom made 24 saves.

“We weren’t committed to playing with structure,” Flames defenseman MacKenzie Weegar said. “A team like this, which plays freely and is quite competent, can make you pay. I don’t know why we don’t prepare like we would against any other top team in the league.

Tied after 40 minutes, the Ducks took the lead at 1:52 of the third when Fowler raced in, took a pass from Trevor Zegras and fired a shot inside the goal post to his fifth goal of the season and his first in 22 games.

The Ducks doubled their lead at 5:09 when Terry carried the puck down the left wing and found Killorn in the slot, who fired a shot past Markstrom.

After Kuzmenko’s second of the night at 9:34 further cut the lead to one, Killorn put the game away with his second of the period and 17th of the season at 13:14.

Trailing 1-0 after the first period, Calgary tied it up 2:30 into the second period, needing just five seconds to connect on the power play.

After winning the faceoff, the puck finally came back to Nazem Kadri and his shot was deflected in front by Sharangovich for his 29th goal.

Calgary took its first lead of the night when Kuzmenko took a pass from Kadri, cut into the slot to avoid Zegras, then got around Fowler, before patiently hanging on to beat Dostal and fire the puck into the net .

The Ducks tied it up three minutes later as Terry made up for his miss on a breakaway earlier in the period.

Zellweger’s shot hit Leo Carlsson in the leg and headed to Terry at the edge of the net where he scored his 20th goal and 50th point.

Terry is the eighth player in club history with three consecutive 20-goal seasons and the first since Rickard Rakell did it from 2015-16 to 2017-18.

It took the Ducks more than 11 minutes to register their first shot. But when that happened, the ice began to tilt the other way as the visitors recorded 13 of the final 14 shots of the period, one of them being McTavish’s goal at 14:03.

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