ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Although Teemu Selanne has been playing in the NHL for more than two decades, he had never seen anything he could even compare to the goonery in the Anaheim Ducks' latest victory.
The Vancouver Canucks' third-period antics aside, the NHL also hasn't seen much like these Ducks as they cut a swath through the league on their merciless winning streak.
Corey Perry had two goals and two assists, Selanne had two goals and an assist, and the steamrolling Ducks beat Vancouver 9-1 Wednesday night for their 18th victory in 19 games.
Nick Bonino scored also two goals for the NHL-leading Ducks, who earned their eighth consecutive victory by scoring a club-record six power-play goals against the NHL's best penalty-killing team. The Ducks got those opportunities thanks to a wholesale collapse by the Canucks, who picked up 58 penalty minutes in the third period with several old-time-hockey attempts to start a brawl.
With four Canucks in the dressing room for misconduct, Vancouver gave a late seven-minute, two-man advantage to the Ducks, who scored twice to wrap up the highest-scoring performance in the franchise's two-decade history.
"What happened at the end, I haven't really seen before," said Selanne, who scored his 682nd career goal during the two-man advantage. "It was kind of weird. You don't want to finish the game like that ... but this is still a confidence boost for us. They're a great team."
Andrew Cogliano, Jakob Silfverberg and Sami Vatanen also scored, and Frederik Andersen made 31 saves as Anaheim joined the 1967-68 Montreal Canadiens as the only teams in league history to win 18 times in a 19-game span.
Vatanen's score with 38 seconds left pushed the Ducks past the club-record eight goals, accomplished twice previously. Captain Ryan Getzlaf, rookie Hampus Lindholm and Vatanen had two assists apiece while Anaheim scored six power-play goals — one fewer than in their previous 15 games combined.
"We just want to keep good habits and keep things fresh," Cogliano said. "Obviously it got a little out of hand, and that's unfortunate. I've been on the other side of that, and it's not something that's fun."
The Ducks also improved to 20-0-2 at Honda Center, matching San Jose's 2008-09 start for the longest home points streak to open a season in the last 34 years.
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