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Ducks Vs. Capitals: Joel Ward, Dennis Wideman Cut Ducks' Lead To 3-2

The hunted have become the hunters. Duck hunters.

The Washington Capitals, down 3-0 early in the second period, have come back to score two unanswered goals as they trail the Anaheim Ducks 3-2 after 40 minutes.

The Ducks took a 3-0 lead at 8:59 with some great passing during sustained pressure in the offensive zone. Cam Fowler sent a cross-ice pass to the opposite faceoff circle, where Teemu Selanne was waiting for a one-timer that beat Tomas Vokoun for his fifth goal of the season and second of the night.

Luckily for Washington, Joel Ward put an end to Anaheim's run at 13:23 when he battled through several Ducks and threw a sharp-angle shot that rolled between Jonas Hiller's legs and into the net. It was Ward's third goal of the season.

Wideman's blast from the point cut the Ducks' lead to 3-2 at 16:33 after an interesting sequence. Vokoun cleared the puck the length of the ice and Hiller went to play it. Ward, however, was able to take advantage of Hiller's hesitance as the puck was dangerously close to the edge of the trapezoidal area where goalies cannot play the puck. Ward got the puck to Brooks Laich, whose wraparound attempt was blocked. Laich corralled his rebound and sent a cross-ice pass to an open Wideman, who fired it past Hiller to give the Caps life.

Shots are 21-11 in favor of Washington