Anaheim 3, Carolina 2

Wednesday, February 8, 2012 10:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Carolina 20-25-6-4 14-12-0-3 6-13-6-1 L1
Anaheim 21-24-4-4 15-13-2-0 6-11-2-4 W2


All-Star Corey Perry scored at 2:14 of overtime to give the Anaheim Ducks a 3-2 home triumph over the Carolina Hurricanes on Wednesday.

Nick Bonino and Saku Koivu also tallied while Jonas Hiller made 31 saves for Anaheim, which completed a 2-1-1 homestand. The Ducks improved to 8-1-1 in their last 10 at the Honda Center and 11-2-2 in their last 15 overall.

Perry appeared to trip Jussi Jokinen as he chased him around Carolina's net, but no call was made. The reigning Hart Trophy winner gained possession of the puck, passed it across the slot to defenseman Sheldon Brookbank and one-timed the return feed past Cam Ward for his 23rd goal.

Tuomo Ruutu gave Carolina a 1-0 lead late in the first period with a highlight-reel goal.

After being hit by Jiri Tlusty's shot from the high slot, Ruutu got off a shot of his own that Hiller stopped. The rebound popped up in the air, and Ruutu batted it past Hiller from his knees for his 17th tally of the season.

Bonino forged a tie midway through the second period, but Eric Staal put the Hurricanes back in front 3:47 into the third. Carolina's captain intercepted a pass behind the net and put a backhander past Hiller from near the left post.

The lead lasted less than two minutes as Koivu buried a rebound in the slot at 5:11 for his 10th goal.

Ward stopped 31 shots for the Hurricanes, who have earned at least one point in four straight road games (1-0-3). Ward has allowed three goals or less in each of his last 14 starts.

Top Game Performances

Carolina   Anaheim
Tuomo Ruutu 1 Points Nick Bonino 1
Tuomo Ruutu 1 Goals Nick Bonino 1
Justin Faulk 1 Assists Matt Beleskey 1
N/A Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Cam Ward .912 Save Percentage Jonas Hiller .939
Cam Ward 31 Saves Jonas Hiller 31

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Carolina 33 2 0-2 1-1 2 28
Anaheim 34 3 0-1 2-2 4 28

Upcoming Games

  • Anaheim will play its next game on the road against Detroit. The Ducks have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .333 after a loss.
  • Carolina will play its next game on the road against Colorado. The Hurricanes have a W/L % of .300 after a win and .400 after a loss.
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