OTTAWA - Ryan Getzlaf scored Anaheim's third second-period goal in his return to the lineup and the Ducks beat the Ottawa Senators 4-3 on Friday night at Scotiabank Place.
Brian Sutherby, Todd Marchant and Sammy Pahlsson also scored for Anaheim, and Jonas Hiller stopped 27 shots in his second start of the season.
Getzlaf, who missed Tuesday's 3-2 shootout win in Toronto because of a gum infection, scored his first goal on a power play at 10:57 to make it 4-0.
Hiller carried a shutout into the third, when Ottawa captain Daniel Alfredsson scored the first of three straight Senators goals on a 5-on-3 power play. Alexandre Picard followed Alfredsson with another goal during the same man-advantage situation and Chris Neil cut Anaheim's lead to one with 9:12 remaining in the game.
Alex Auld made 28 saves in his second start for Ottawa, which has lost three straight. The Senators went 1-4 on their five-game homestand and fell to 2-4-1 overall.
Sutherby put the Ducks ahead in the first. Auld left a rebound at his feet after Brad May fired a one-timer, and Sutherby put the puck into an open side.
Marchant scored a bizarre unassisted goal early in the second to make it 2-0.
Ottawa defenceman Jason Smith gloved a puck flipped down the ice by Teemu Selanne from the left side of the Ducks' zone. As Smith began to drop the puck, Marchant skated into the right side of the Senators' zone and batted it out of midair, where it floated toward the goal and past Auld just 50 seconds into the middle period.
Alfredsson scored his third goal on a 5-on-3 just 12 seconds after Nathan McIver was sent off for hooking with Ducks captain Scott Niedermayer already in the penalty box.
Notes: A crowd of 19,762, the Senators' fourth sellout of the season at Scotiabank Place, watched the game ... Dany Heatley collected assists on all three of Ottawa's goals. Defenceman Filip Kuba had a pair of helpers, boosting his season total to a team-leading 10 ... Hiller appeared in 23 games as a rookie last season, including 18 starts.