Thursday, December 12, 2013

Perry, Getzlaf Streaking as Ducks Roll

The Anaheim Ducks have been a tour de force at the Honda Center in 2013, and that has a lot to do with Corey Perry and Ryan Getzlaf. Anaheim is the only team that has yet to lose a regulation game at home. They dropped an OT game that they really should have won against New Jersey on Nov. 20th, and fell in a shootout to the Kings on Dec. 3rd. Other than that--nothing, zip, nada.

Perry scored his eighth goal in his last seven tonight, and his 21st of the season, as the Ducks edged Minnesota in a close affair.

Getzlaf got the secondary assist on the goal, upping his NHL best points streak to 13. For some strange reason, the NHL doesn't count a point streak that includes missed games, but if it did Getzlaf's streak would total 15. That's two more than the player that Getzlaf "officially" tied on Wednesday night: Alex Steen.

The Ducks are on a four-game winning streak and they stand atop the Pacific with 49 points.

Perry is currently tied for second in the NHL with 21 goals; he's also tied for fifth in points with the Islanders John Tavares at 36.