Perry’s SO goal gives Ducks 4-3 win over Canucks
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Corey Perry scored the shootout winner, lifting the Anaheim Ducks to a 4-3 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Thursday night.
Perry’s goal on Anaheim’s first shootout attempt was the only one the Ducks needed. They got another from Jakob Silfverberg after Vancouver’s Radim Vrbata and Nick Bonino failed to score.
The Ducks (12-4-5) earned their first win in five games. The Canucks (13-6-1) lost their first one-goal game this season, becoming the last in the NHL to do so.
Rookie Bo Horvat, with his first NHL career goal, Jannik Hansen and Radim Vrbata scored for the Canucks in regulation.
Andrew Cogliano, Ryan Getzlaf, and Matt Beleskey had goals for Anaheim.
Former Canucks center Ryan Kesler played his first game in Vancouver since being traded to the Ducks in the summer. Fans showed little reaction at the start of the game as he was pictured on the scoreboard with the caption “Welcome back Ryan.” He was booed in the second period, overtime and the shootout.
Minnesota won for the fourth straight game when Jason Zucker scored with 45.4 seconds left to lift the Wild to a 3-2 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers, who lost their fourth straight.
At Toronto, James van Riemsdyk scored two goals to lead the Maple Leafs to a much-needed 5-2 victory over Tampa Bay.
David Clarkson, Richard Panik and Roman Polak added goals for Toronto, which scored early in the first period and three times in the second to end a three-game losing streak.
Alex Killorn and Steven Stamkos scored for Tampa Bay, which has dropped two straight after beating the Rangers in New York 5-1 on Monday.
The Canadiens stretched their lead atop the Eastern Conference to three points with a 4-1 win over the Blues, with Max Pacioretty scoring twice, while the Senators had a 3-2 win over the Predators at Ottawa.
In other games, the Red Wings had a 4-3 win over the Jets at Winnipeg, the Stars beat the Coyotes 3-1, the Capitals edged Avalanche 3-2 with Alex Ovechkin scoring late in the third period, the Blackhawks had a 4-3 win over the Flames and the Kings improved to an NHL-best 10th home victory of the season with a 3-2 win over the Hurricanes.