The offense of the Anaheim Ducks, mostly missing in action for much of the last month or so, made an impressive comeback on Friday night.
Led by Adam Henrique’s two goals, the Orange County team smashed the Montreal Canadiens 8-2 at Honda Center. Rookie Troy Terry had a goal and two assists, and Corey Perry and Devin Shore each had a goal and an assist in the win.
“Getting some bounces now that I might not have gotten earlier in the season,” the 21-year-old Terry said. “I’m playing with a lot more confidence now. It’s nice to have some go your way. It’s more fun to win than it is to lose.”
The contest was relatively close through two periods, with the home team leading 5-2. But the Ducks exploded with three goals in the third period to send the Canadiens (36-26-7) down to defeat.
Friday’s victory improved the Ducks record to 27-33-9, worth 63 points and seventh place in the NHL Pacific. But the win also raised them within two points of the sixth place Vancouver Canucks and four points of the fifth place Edmonton Oilers. It was also their third win in four games.
The Ducks will host the Los Angeles Kings on Sunday at 7 p.m.