Yannick Weber

Ducks defeat Canucks in overtime, 2-1

Ducks defeat Canucks in overtime, 2-1

Cam Fowler didn't know a backward pass was coming his way and wasn't even immediately aware that he scored the winning goal Sunday.

But the mob rushing him with big smiles told him all he needed to know — that a signature defensive performance by the Ducks was complete.

Anaheim's 2-1 overtime victory over the Vancouver Canucks at Honda Center was a stifling show on defense as the visitors managed only six shots on goal in the final two-plus periods, with 14 overall.

Defenseman Fowler did his part on the blue line with two blocked shots in about 22 minutes of ice time. He then notched the winner against Vancouver goalie Ryan Miller 2:42 into overtime.