The Anaheim Ducks stopped a three-game slide Thursday night with a 5-1 win over the Buffalo Sabres at KeyBank Center. Corey Perry scored two goals and had an assist in the victory. Perry now has 11 goals on the season.
“That’s more of vintage Corey Perry that we’re accustomed to,” Ducks coach Randy Carlyle said. “He’s had those opportunities but just hasn’t been able to find the back of the net and tonight he found the back of the net twice and made a nice play to set up Rickard Rakell. Those are the things that he’s done on a consistent basis in his career.”
The game was deadlocked at 1-1 until the Ducks pulled away with four third period goals. Other Anaheimers scoring were Rakell (22nd goal of the year), Antoine Vermette (eighth) and Andrew Cogliano (11th).
In goal, John Gibson had 22 saves for Anaheim.
Winning Thursday put the Ducks at 29-17-10, good for 68 points and second in the NHL Pacific Division. Next up for the team is yet another road game on Saturday, this one against the Washington Capitals (38-11-6), the leaders of the Metropolitan Division of the Eastern Conference.