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12/9/2006 11:39:00 PM


TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - The Anaheim Ducks have started a long trip in great fashion.

Dustin Penner had two goals and the NHL-leading Ducks tied the franchise record with their fifth straight road win with a 4-3 victory over Tampa Bay on Saturday night.

Teemu Selanne and Chris Kunitz added goals for Anaheim, 10-1-2 on the road this season. They also won five in a row on the road from Nov. 26-Dec. 26, 2000.

"We feel that our team can play in any building we want to go into because we're a skating hockey club and we have some size," Ducks coach Randy Carlyle said. "We have to establish our forechecking for periods of the game.

"Tonight we did that."

Anaheim started a five-game road swing with a 6-1 win at Washington on Friday.

"It wasn't pretty, but it was effective," Penner said. "You're not going to play your best game every night, especially on back-to-back games when you're travelling.

"You just have to find a way to win."

Eric Perrin, Ruslan Fedotenko and Brad Richards scored for the Tampa Bay. Vincent Lecavalier had an assist, giving him 11 points during a six-game point streak.

The Lightning have lost five of six and are 8-9-0 at home.

Penner opened the scoring in the first period and made it 2-1 with a power-play goal at 10:58 of the second.

Selanne extended Anaheim's lead to two when he redirected Andy MacDonald's pass at 12:48. Selanne also had an assist. He has 16 goals and 35 points in his last 21 games.

Fedotenko cut the Lightning deficit to 3-2 with 2:35 to play in the second.

The Ducks went up 4-2 at 2:26 of the third when Kunitz, located behind the net, scored off the skate of Lightning goalie Marc Denis.

"I feel terrible," Denis said. "It ended up as a game-winner.

"It just can't happen, not at that time of the game."

Richards' rebound goal with 9:50 remaining pulled Tampa Bay to 4-3. The Lightning had a 5-on-3 power play for 1:45 midway through the third, but had just two shots and failed to score.

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