With the Ducks down 3-0 after a sloppy start, Joffrey Lupul hopped out of the penalty box to score on a breakaway with 1:36 left in the second period. At 6:08 of the third, Sexton took a nice pass from Bobby Ryan, left-to-right through the slot, and poked a forehand past Marty Turco for his first NHL goal. That brought the Honda Center crowd of 13,861 to its feet.
The Ducks may have found their secret weapon. Although, after Dan Sexton’s performance in Tuesday’s win over the Dallas Stars, he may not be a secret anymore.
Sexton’s first and second NHL goals, both in the third period Tuesday, pulled the Ducks back from down 3-1 to send the game to overtime, where Saku Koivu’s goal with 46.5 seconds left gave the Ducks their first win in their past six games.
Sexton had more in the tank — with 1:02 left in the third and the Ducks still trailing 3-2, he fired a shot between the legs of Turco to send the game to overtime.
Brad Richards scored twice, and Mike Modano scored another on Jean-Sebastien Giguere, who stopped 19 of 22 shots for the victory. Turco stopped 38 of 42 shots by the Ducks — their highest shot total of the season.
More to follow.