Columbus, OH, United States (4E Sports) – Right wing Corey Perry netted a late goal to lift the Anaheim Ducks to a 4-3 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets Sunday at Nationwide Arena.
Perry recovered a bouncing puck off the end board to the left of goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky. He then skated to the right and put a 20-foot wristshot past Sergei Bobrovsky to break a 3-3 deadlock.
The win helped Anaheim (9-3-0) to reach the halfway mark of an eight-game trip with a 3-1 record.
The Ducks got 18 saves from Frederik Andersen, goals from Ryan Getzlaf, Peter Holland and Emerson Etem and assists from Perry, Ryan Johansen, David Savard, Bryan Allen, Kyle Palmieri, Devante Smith-Pelly, Teemu Selanne and Nick Bonino.
Bobrovsky recorded 28 saves, Artem Anisimov had two goals while Blake Comeau scored his first goal of the season for the Blue Jackets, who dropped to 5-6-0.
The Blue Jackets took a 1-0 lead after Comeau’s goal at 12:56 of the first but Getzlaf and Holland responded with back-to-back goals in the second for a 2-1 Ducks lead. Anisimov scored a shorthanded goal to tie the game at two scores apiece at the break.
Emerson gave the Ducks the lead at 1:51 on a rebound of a Teemu Selanne shot from the slot for his second goal but Anisimov responded at 11:36 by redirecting a shot from the right point by James Wisniewski to make it 3-3.
Earlier, the Ducks lost Saku Koivu after he was elbowed in the face by Blue Jackets center Brandon Dubinsky at 19:25 of the second period.
Dubinsky was given a major for interference and a game misconduct while Koivu did not return to the game.