ANAHEIM – It’s been a little while, but Six Nations defenceman Brandon Montour broke a mini-skid of four games without a point, by earning an assist on Richard Rakell’s goal at 18:45 of the third period, which tied the game and sent it into overtime.
Montour got one of his blistering snapshots off with John Gibson on the Ducks bench for an extra man, and down 4-3. Rakell pounced on the rebound the game was tied at 4-4.
Then, at 4:03 of the extra square, Hampus Lindholm completed his first NHL hat-trick with the game winner.
The Ducks have a lot of work to clean up before the New Year. Next up for Montour and the Ducks will be the Pittsburg Penguins, Saturday afternoon before taking a short 3-day Christmas break and coming back for Wednesday Dec. 27 to host the Vegas Vikings and the Calgary Flames Friday, Dec. 29th and Arizona Coyotes, Sunday afternoon, Dec. 31st.