« Continue Browsing

e-mail article Print     e-mail article E-mail

Associated Press, Published October 15 2009

NHL: Perry’s 2 goals lead Ducks past Wild, 3-2

ANAHEIM, Calif. – Corey Perry scored two goals in the first 8½ minutes, and Jonas Hiller made 32 saves in the Anaheim Ducks’ 3-2 victory over the struggling Minnesota Wild on Wednesday night.

Ryan Carter also scored for the Ducks, who returned from a four-game trip to open a six-game homestand with a 35-shot performance led by Perry, who scored two slick goals on early turnovers. The high-scoring forward has seven points in Anaheim’s six games.

Niklas Backstrom stopped 32 shots, and Eric Belanger scored for the Wild, who dropped to

1-4-0 with four road losses under new coach Todd Richards. Andrew Brunette added a goal with 9.1 seconds to play while Backstrom was pulled.

Minnesota 0 1 1 – 2

Anaheim 2 1 0 – 3

First period: 1, Anaheim, Perry 3 (Boynton), 1:41. 2, Anaheim, Perry 4 (Ryan, Mikkelson), 8:29.

Second period: 3, Anaheim, Carter 1 (Brown), 15:11. 4, Minnesota, Belanger 2, 16:35.

Third period: 5, Minnesota, Brunette 4 (Brodziak, Belanger), 19:50.

Shots on Goal – Minnesota 8-18-8 – 34. Anaheim 14-8-13 – 35.

Goalies: Minnesota, Backstrom 1-3-0 (35 shots-32 saves). Anaheim, Hiller 3-1-0 (34-32).

A – 15,111 (17,174). T – 2:16.