ANAHEIM—The Ducks ran away with the game along with stellar defense in the third to score four unanswered leading to a 5-2 victory over the New York Islanders at the Honda Center Monday night. Corey Perry scored back to back goals in route to their third consecutive win.
The game got off to a ”˜rocky’ start with
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Thomas Vanek was the last Isles player to score off the faceoff where Tavares won the puck and found Vanek behind the faceoff circle to score his ninth and give Tavares a team leading 22nd assist. From the midway point of the game and beyond, it was all
Both teams shot twelve times on net, but the Ducks did better with shots ending up behind the goal line with Cam Fowler scoring shorthanded for his third. Perry notched his first of the night with two seconds left on the clock with a short wrister on the glove side for his 19th of the season.
The Islanders took their frustrations out in the third period with Andrew MacDonald tripping Koivu who would not see the end of their anger. Perry scored his second and the team’s fourth on a tip in from Nick Bonino’s drive from an angle that put the game out of reach. Matt Carkner targeted Koivu deep in the period and was called for slashing while also receiving a game misconduct. Their problems reflected badly on their goaltender that ended the night with his second straight loss making 26 saves. Hiller won his 11th with 35 saves and a .946 save percentage. The Ducks host
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