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Wednesday, January 15th (All times Eastern)

Vancouver Canucks (24-14-9) at Anaheim Ducks (35-8-5), 10:30 p.m.

(SportsNetwork.com) - The Vancouver Canucks were unsuccessful in their first two attempts at handing the Anaheim Ducks a home loss in regulation.

The Canucks will get one more chance on Wednesday night when they visit the Ducks for the final time this regular season.

Anaheim has won its first two meetings with Vancouver in 2013-14 to stretch its overall series winning streak to three in a row, though it was less than a second away from going to a shootout in the most recent encounter on Jan. 5.

The Ducks trailed by a goal late in the third period, but Nick Bonino notched a game-tying tally with 1:27 left in regulation before picking up an assist on Corey Perry's game-winner that came with less than a second remaining in overtime for a 4-3 victory.

Perry lit the lamp with 0.6 seconds off a pass from Ryan Getzlaf.

That victory, which also featured 17 saves from Jonas Hiller, is part of Anaheim's current seven-game winning streak that was extended with Sunday's 1-0 victory over the Detroit Red Wings.

The Ducks had scored four-or-more goals in a franchise-record six straight games, but got just Andrew Cogliano's tally in the second period over the weekend. That stood up thanks to Hiller's 22 saves in his third shutout of the season and 19th of his career.

"From a coaching aspect, we really talked about having a one-goal or zero-goal game against," said Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau. "We've been doing two and three, and have been scoring a lot of goals. It masks deficiencies defensively sometimes. To be able to get a 1-0 win, where you had to defend it in the third period, was really good."

Hiller won his club-record 14th straight start and helped Anaheim win for the 17th time in its last 18 games. That personal winning streak ties for the second-longest run in NHL history and he is the first netminder to win 14 straight since Pittsburgh's Tom Barrasso from March 9-April 9, 1993.

Boston's Gilles Gilbert owns the single-season record of 17 straight wins, done from Dec. 26-Feb. 29 during the 1975-76 campaign.

"He's the reason for this little streak," Cogliano said of Hiller. "He's been playing really well."

Anaheim is 19-0-2 at home this season and leads the NHL with 75 points, improving both totals despite Getzlaf sitting out with a lower-body injury suffered the previous night versus Phoenix. He is day-to-day but could play tonight.

Hiller should also get the start and is 11-5-3 with a 3.01 goals against average in 20 career meetings with Vancouver, including 17 starts.

The Canucks, meanwhile, snapped an 0-2-3 skid with a victory over St. Louis on Friday, but followed up with Monday night's 1-0 setback to budding rival Los Angeles.

The teams were meeting for the first time since the Kings' Dustin Brown crashed into Roberto Luongo in the crease on Jan. 4 during a 3-1 Los Angeles win. Luongo finished the game, but has missed Vancouver's past four games with an ankle injury suffered on the play.

The Canucks' Ryan Kesler fought Brown six seconds into the second period, but Brown got the last laugh by scoring the lone goal of the game.

Eddie Lack stopped 19 shots in the hard-luck loss.

"We get squat for points, but I think we crossed a couple of bridges in what needs to be done," Vancouver head coach John Tortorella said.

Vancouver got defenseman Alexander Edler back in the lineup for the first time since Dec. 3 because of a knee injury, while Luongo has been practicing.

Lack has been in net for the two previous games with the Ducks this season, going 0-1-1 with a 2.90 GAA.

The Canucks' final two meetings with Anaheim this regular season will both take place on Vancouver on March 29 and April 7, respectively.

01/15 10:33:14 ET

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