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ANAHEIM, Calif. Aaron Ramsey Wales Jersey . -- There were plenty of special-team goals scored in a game featuring the most productive power play in the young NHL season. But to the chagrin of the Nashville Predators, it was the Anaheim Ducks that capitalized on the man-advantage and the penalty kill in a manner the franchise had never before seen.Led by a short-handed goal and another on the power play from Jakob Silfverberg, the Ducks came away with a 6-1 victory over the Predators on Wednesday night behind three power-play goals and two short-handed goals.It was the first time the Ducks had ever been so productive on special teams, matching a feat last accomplished by Edmonton in a March 2008 game against the Coyotes.If I knew the reason wed do it every night, so I cant say I have the answer to that, Ducks coach Randy Carlyle said. I dont know if you can take that blueprint and expect it many more times throughout the year.Nick Ritchie, Corey Perry, Andrew Cogliano and Ryan Kesler also scored for Anaheim, and John Gibson stopped 28 shots, as the Ducks earned a point in their fourth consecutive game and for the fifth time in their last six outings.The Ducks took command with five goals in the second period, Silfverberg opening the flurry for his ninth career multi-goal game. Shea Theodore found Silfverberg on an easy give-and-go for the short-handed goal, before ripping a wrist shot past Pekka Rinne to become the first Duck with two goals on special teams since Jamie McGinn scored twice on the power play at Toronto last season.Once he got the first one, you see the way he can shoot it when he is confident and poised with the puck, Kesler said. That second one was a laser.The Predators had scored nine power-play goals in their first six games, but the Ducks did not back off while killing five penalties. Using a scouting report that encouraged constant pressure, it paid off again when Cogliano scored another short-handed goal.We didnt expect to get two shorties, but when you force people and they turn the puck over like they did tonight were going to get chances, Kesler said.Rinne had 13 saves before being pulled late in the second period after Perry scored the Ducks only even-strength goal, as the Predators dropped to 0-3-0 on the road this season. Marek Mazanec stopped 2 of 9 shots in relief, and Colin Wilson scored on the power play in the third period.Special teams just swung the pendulum tonight in the wrong direction, Predators coach Peter Laviolette said. The short-handed goals and power-play goals are too much for any team.Ritchie put the Ducks ahead 2:57 into the first period with his second goal of the season. Antoine Vermette and Michael Sgarbossa had assists on Ritchies goal. It was Sgarbossas second career point and first with the Ducks, while Vermette picked up his second point in as many nights.Cam Fowler and Sami Vatanen each added two assists.The Predators bounced the four-time Pacific Division champion Ducks in the first round of the playoffs last season, a slight that had was not forgotten in the home teams locker room.Its a new team, new year, but we know what happened last year and its still fresh in our minds, Kesler said.Game notes Ducks C Ryan Getzlaf and G Jonathan Bernier did not play because of upper-body injuries. Bernier and Getzlaf were hurt in the Ducks 2-1 overtime loss at San Jose on Tuesday. . Perry recorded his 670th point for the Ducks, passing Paul Kariya for third-most in franchise history.UP NEXTPredators: Face Los Angeles on Thursday as their five-game West Coast road trip continues.Ducks: Host Columbus on Friday, with four more home games sandwiched around a visit to Los Angeles over the next two weeks. Ashley Williams Jersey . 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WACO, Texas -- No matter how many substitutions Baylor coach Kim Mulkey made, the lead kept growing.When the game was over, the only thing left to do was count the records.In the biggest Division I womens basketball rout ever, No. 3 Baylor overwhelmed Winthrop 140-32 Thursday.I tried and played tons of people, in and out of the lineup, called timeouts, trying to get people off the floor, Mulkey said.The Lady Bears (11-1) scored the first 21 points, led 77-18 at halftime and shut out Winthrop 29-0 in the fourth quarter.When they shook hands at the end, Eagles coach Kevin Cook told Mulkey he appreciated her efforts.I am most grateful that coach Cook recognized that. Kevin said thank you, she said. I tried everything I knew to try, because I respect him. But more importantly, I respect the game.The 108-point margin of victory surpassed the 102 set by Grambling when it beat Jarvis Christian College 139-37 in 1986.What do you say after a game like that? Cook said. Baylor has a phenomenal program, Kim is an outstanding coach, shes surrounded herself with an excellent staff.Weve played some highly ranked teams this season. And by far, Baylor is right at the top. You saw the game, you see the stats. They hurt us inside, they hurt us with 3-pointers. Theyre awfully good, he said.Mulkey began rotating her players in and out early in the first quarter. No one was on the court for more than 21 minutes and all 12 players got double-figure minutes.Baylor leading scorer Alexis Jones, whos had knee trouble, sat out for the second straight game to rest. Khadijiah Cave finished with a career-high 25 points.The much taller Lady Bears matched their opening burst with a 21-0 run to start the second quarter.Winthrop (1-9) shot 0 for 16 in the final period and 13.6 percent overall.We could have beaten a lot of teams today, Mulkey said. We were just clicking on all cylinders. As I tell them during the game, Im not looking at the score. I am looking at your defense, I am looking at turnovers, I am looking at your execution of things.I was made aware after the game of all the records. Youre happy for players who break records, and when you get a chance for them to stay in another minute to get another basket, you do it because its not always going to be that way, she said.Baylor set school single-game records for points, rebounds (75) assists (42) and blocked shots (17)). Ashley Williams Jersey. Erica Williams led Winthrop with 15 points.Winthrop did best Baylor in one statistical category -- foul shooting percentage. It made 12 of 15 while the Lady Bears were 13 of 20.The Eagles keep attacking the basket the entire game and thats good, Cook said. And I thought we shot free throws pretty well. This is a young group, and were going to continue to work with them.Baylors point total was the second highest in womens Division I history, topped only by the 149 scored by Long Beach State in 1987.The biggest rout between two Division I teams in womens basketball had been in 1989 when Louisiana Tech topped Texas-Pan American 126-25.Last month, in an exhibition game, powerful Maryland beat Division II Bluefield State 146-17.Baylor won its previous game 90-24 over Texas State.The crowd of 6,440 at the Ferrell Center was boosted by a large contingent of kids from elementary schools, and they saw Baylor rushed to a 38-6 lead in the first quarter.Lauren Cox and Alexis Prince both scored 23 points for Baylor. Kalani Brown had a double-double with 17 points and 12 rebounds, and Beatrice Mompremier had 16 rebounds.Danyael Goodhope added 10 for Winthrop. The Eagles made only three field goals in the first half.BIG PICTUREWinthrop: The Eagles have played a rough schedule, but they hadnt seen anything like the Lady Bears. They get credit for pushing toward the hoop, never shying away from Baylors big and talented front court. ... Cook said the Eagles tried to pick their poison defensively, but we didnt pick any. The Lady Bears scored 84 points in the paint and went 13 for 20 from 3-point range.Baylor: All of the Lady Bears needed to get back in the flow after a nine-day layoff for final exams, and they did just that. Nobody played longer than Browns 21. ... The Lady Bears eclipsed the previous highest point total in Division I womens play this season, the 129 scored by South Florida against St. Francis (Pa.) on Wednesday night.UP NEXTWinthrop: The Eagles have two games left on the nonconference slate. They return home to meet Mercer on Sunday, then its off to No. 12 Ohio State on Wednesday.Baylor: Another long rest is ahead, with a full two weeks off before opening Big 12 play against Kansas State at home Dec. 29. ' ' ' 
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