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ANAHEIM - Two goals by Radek Dvorak lifted the Anaheim Ducks to a 2-1 victory over the Edmonton Oilers before an announced crowd of 15,148 at Honda Center on Monday night.

Dvorak scored the game-winner at 7:48 of the third period, when he knocked in an attempt by Daniel Winnik with a wrist shot past goalie Devan Dubnyk. It was the third goal in five games for Dvorak, who was picked up by the Ducks as a free agent last month. It also was his 20th multi-goal game, but his first since 2010.

"It's been unbelievable," Dvorak said of his short stint in Anaheim.

Jonas Hiller, who started for the first time in more than a week, stopped 27 shots for the Ducks (27-8-5), who were coming off a 4-3 shootout win over the Los Angeles Kings on Sunday. Dubnyk finished with 36 saves for Edmonton (16-16-7).

Anaheim's Saku Koivu recorded two assists in the win.

Nick Schultz tied the score at 1-1 when he slapped a shot over the shoulder of Hiller for his first goal at 1:12 of the third period, but it wouldn't hold up.

Dvorak, who spent three seasons with the Oilers, gave Anaheim a 1-0 lead when he rebounded a miss by Ben Lovejoy and slipped a backhand past Dubnyk with 2:39 left in the first period.

Notes: Ryan Getzlaf, the Ducks' captain and leading scorer, missed his third game in a row with an injury to his right leg. Getzlaf was hurt in Wednesday's win by the Ducks over the Dallas Stars. He is listed as day-to-day. . . Edmonton's Justin Schultz faced the Ducks for the first time. He was booed each time he touched the puck. The 22-year-old defenseman was a second-round pick (43rd overall) by the Ducks in 2008, but never signed with the club. The Oilers signed Schultz as a free agent before the season. ... Anaheim's Andrew Cogliano appeared in his 450th consecutive game. His streak is third best in the NHL behind Jay Bouwmeester (624) of St. Louis and Henrik Sedin (619 of Vancouver. ... The Ducks reassigned goalie Igor Bobkov to the Norfolk Admirals. Bobkov didn't play for the Ducks during his short stay. He was called up after Hiller became ill and missed Friday's contest against the Stars, leaving the Ducks with only one goalie (Viktor Fasth).

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