Alexander Semin’s power-play goal with 16.8 seconds left in the second period has give the Canes a 1-1 tie with the Ducks.
The Ducks had taken a 1-0 lead with two minutes remaining in the period on Corey Perry’s even-strength goal. Ryan Getzlaf picked off a Justin Faulk pass in the Canes’ zone and set up Perry for his 12th of the season.
But an interference penalty against the Ducks’ Cam Fowler with 1:01 left in the second was costly for Anaheim. Semin took a pass in the neutral zone, sped across ice and snapped off a shot that beat goalie Viktor Fasth. It was Semin’s fourth goal and his first in nine games.
The Canes and Ducks were scoreless after the first period, although the Ducks appeared to be fresher team and had an 8-4 shooting edge.
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A night after losing in Tampa, the Ducks showed plenty of energy and controlled much of the period with their puck possession and strong 5-on-5 play.
Nathan Gerbe and Drayson Bowman had some good early looks offensively for the Canes, but Fasth had little work after that. The Canes did put together a push in the final minute of the period but couldn't put a shot on net.
And Canes defenseman Jay Harrison did come within inches of scoring eight minutes into the game. Harrison wristed a shot from the point that Fasth fumbled, the puck trickling toward the goal line as Fasth scrambled to glove it.
The Canes had the first power play of the game, with 11:01 left in the first, but Tuomo Ruutu then was called for interference and it was 4-on-4 hockey.
Justin Peters, making his ninth straight start in net for the Canes, cleanly handled some tipped pucks and limited his rebounds.
Getzlaf returned to the lineup after missing three games with an upper body injury. Perry had been slowed by the flu bug that has swept through the team.