Ryan Getzlaf and Teemu Selanne scored for the Ducks in the shootout, and Paul Kariya scored for Nashville. Erat, attempting to send the shootout to a fourth round, beat Giguere high and to the glove side. The puck hit nothing but iron, however. Ducks 3, Nashville 2 (SO)Wednesday: vs. Phoenix, 7 p.m. Prime, KLAA/830 He had been bailed out again during the Ducks’ 3-2 shootout victory over the Nashville Predators on Sunday night at the Honda Center. “I heard the puck hit the post, but I wasn’t sure if it was off the post and in or off the post and out,” Giguere said after Martin Erat’s shot in the third and final round of the shootout struck the right post and caromed away harmlessly. “I was just waiting for a reaction from somebody.” Erat’s miss enabled the Pacific Division-leading Ducks to sneak away with a come-from-behind victory that extended their lead to eight points over the second-place Dallas Stars. The Ducks also are nine points ahead of the third-place San Jose Sharks. Western Conference-leading Nashville was without Jason Arnott (flu), Peter Forsberg (upper body injury), Scott Hartnell (broken foot), David Legwand (upper body) and Steve Sullivan (back spasms). For the Ducks, second in the West, winning their first division title means avoiding a possible first-round playoff matchup against the Predators. For a while Sunday, it looked as if Giguere might cost them a game. He gave up questionable goals to Nashville’s Kimmo Timonen and J.P. Dumont and the Ducks faced a 2-0 deficit by the end of the first period. “The first goal was deflected … it was a tough play,” Giguere said. “The second goal was a bad goal. Things happen. We’re all human and we make mistakes.” Selanne scored on a breakaway 1:04 into the second period, George Parros earned a decision over Nashville’s Darcy Hordichuk in an entertaining fight 30 seconds later, and the Ducks soon seized control of the game. Dustin Penner’s deflection of Chris Pronger’s shot from the left point tied the score at 2-all at 3:26 of the third period. Penner’s goal was his fifth in the last four games and increased his franchise record for a rookie to 24 in a season. Giguere was grateful. “They bailed me out today,” he said. “I have to give credit to the guys. They could have hung their heads and said, `Well, the goalie doesn’t have it today. That’s it.’ ” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Photo Gallery Ducks vs. Predators ANAHEIM – Goaltender Jean-Sebastien Giguere heard the puck clang off the goal post behind him, but wasn’t immediately sure whether that was a good thing or a bad thing. Giguere then saw his teammates on the bench erupt in celebration. He heard the roar of a sellout crowd and finally raised his arms in a delayed reaction of joy and relief.