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Perry's hat trick lifts Ducks over Blue Jackets

Feb 13, 2012 - 2:13 AM
Columbus, OH (Sports Network) - Corey Perry recorded his second hat trick of the season and fifth of his career, leading the Anaheim Ducks to a 5-3 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets at Nationwide Arena.

Bobby Ryan scored and added an assist and Jason Blake also found the back of the net for the Ducks, who bounced back from a 2-1 shootout loss to the Detroit Red Wings on Friday and have won three of their last four games. Ryan Getzlaf tallied three assists and Jonas Hiller made 24 saves in the victory.

"It was important, especially because they played last night, to get a lead," Ducks head coach Bruce Boudreau said. "When you get a lead on a team and they played last night, it's a little easier to make them quit."

Fedor Tyutin had a goal and an assist, while Aaron Johnson and Antoine Vermette scored for the Blue Jackets, who had won three of four coming in. Steve Mason stopped 30-of-35 shots in defeat.

Anaheim wasted no time taking the lead as Perry found the back of the net with a quick wrister through traffic from the left circle just 46 seconds into the contest.

The Ducks extended their lead to 2-0 with a power-play tally at 16:15 of the opening frame when Getzlaf, holding the puck at the left point, found a cutting Perry, who quickly redirected the pass into the net for his second goal of the period.

The Jackets cut the deficit to one with a power-play goal of their own with 2:19 to play in the period after Tyutin jammed it past Hiller off a centering feed from Jeff Carter.

The Ducks roared out of the gate in the second period, netting two goals inside of the first three minutes to take a comfortable 4-1 lead.

Blake made it 3-1 when he took a quick pass just inside the blue line on the right wing from Getzlaf. Blake turned up ice and saw no defender, so he drove hard to the net and fired it past the blocker side of Mason.

Ryan found the back of the net at 2:58 when he got a perfect pass from Teemu Selanne and ripped it home from the slot for a 4-1 Ducks lead.

Perry completed his hat trick at 12:38 after the Ducks won an offensive zone draw to the right of Mason. Ryan pushed it on goal and Perry was there to pop it into the net on a rebound to make it 5-1.

"We were given a bit of a clinic tonight by Getzlaf, Perry and Ryan tonight, especially on the power play," Blue Jackets interim head coach Todd Richards said. "They executed extremely well, we made some mistakes and ended up paying for them."

Columbus pulled one back with 50 seconds to play in the period after Johnson ripped it past Hiller from the left point to give the Jackets some life heading into the third.

The Jackets pulled within two with a power-play goal at 5:27 of the third frame when Nash fired one on net from that point that was kicked out by Hiller, but Vermette poked it home from in close on the rebound.

Columbus did not muster anymore offense, though, as the Ducks held on for the win.

Game Notes

Selanne is now tied with Brett Hull for 21st all-time in points with 1,391...The teams concluded a four-game season series on Sunday. The Ducks won the series, 2-1-1...Blue Jackets' forward Derek Dorsett left the game in the second period with an upper-body injury...Anaheim scored on 3-of-4 power play chances, while Columbus went 2-for-5 with the man advantage.