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Perry scores 2 of Ducks' 3 goals in 3rd period

Published on NewsOK Modified: April 3, 2014 at 1:06 am •  Published: April 3, 2014
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ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Corey Perry got to 40 goals and helped the Anaheim Ducks reach 50 wins.

Perry scored twice in Anaheim's three-goal third period, and Francois Beauchemin added the winning tally with 1:21 left as the Ducks rallied to beat the Edmonton Oilers 3-2 on Wednesday night.

Beauchemin fired a slap shot past goalie Viktor Fasth, with assists from Perry and Ryan Getzlaf, as the Ducks improved to (50-18-8).

"Their team was taking away the far side, so I just tried to shoot it as hard as I could," said Beauchemin, who scored his 10th career winning goal. "I knew (Perry) was going for a rebound if it was there. Fortunately, it went in. I was pretty happy with that one."

With the Ducks trailing 2-0, Perry scored his 40th goal just 37 seconds after Jordan Eberle doubled Edmonton's lead at 2:51. Perry then tied it at 11:25 with No. 41.

It is the second time Perry has reached 40 goals in a season.

"We've been a team that's worked had all year," Perry said. "We have that never-say-die attitude. If we continue to push and play the right way for a full 60 minutes, we'll be all right."

Rookie goalie Frederik Anderson (19-5) stopped 30 shots for the Ducks, 5-0-1 in their last six games.

"That's twice he's come up with a big save," Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau said. "He made a big save when it was 2-0 right after their goal. Then we score right away. What a swing.

"There's no way we would've come back from 3-0, but Freddie stood tall and made a great save."

Philip Larsen scored his third of the season in the first period for Edmonton.

Anaheim improved to 27-7-4 at home. Edmonton dropped to 12-22-6 on the road.

"The idea of winning 50 games is pretty cool, quite frankly," Boudreau said. "There's only going to be a few teams that do it, and when you're one of them, it's quite an accomplishment. I'm pretty proud of the guys for 50 wins."

Fasth, who faced his former team for the first time since being dealt for two draft picks a month ago, made 23 saves but dropped to 2-2-1 for the Oilers.

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