Maple Leafs 6, Ducks 3, final.

The 14,291 in attendance at Honda Center gave a warm ovation to Toronto Maple Leafs general manager Brian Burke in his return to Anaheim on Monday — his first game against the franchise he built into a Stanley Cup champion.

But that was about the only friendly moment in a game of bad blood that worked against the Ducks, whose 6-3 loss was their fourth straight, all of which have come during their current homestand.

Petteri Nokelainen, Bobby Ryan and Corey Perry scored goals, Jonas Hiller stopped 33 of 39, but the Ducks were undone by five power-play goals by the Maple Leafs — who ended a historic stretch of futility with their first win of the season in their ninth game.

More details in tomorrow’s editions.

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About J.P. Hoornstra

J.P. Hoornstra covers the Dodgers, Angels and Major League Baseball for the Orange County Register, Los Angeles Daily News, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Torrance Daily Breeze, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star-News, San Bernardino Sun, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Whittier Daily News and Redlands Daily Facts. Before taking the beat in 2012, J.P. covered the NHL for four years. UCLA gave him a degree once upon a time; when he graduated on schedule, he missed getting Arnold Schwarzenegger's autograph on his diploma by five months.

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