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Anaheim Ducks beat Vancouver Canucks in OT

Corey Perry scored with 1.3 seconds left on the clock in overtime, giving the host Anaheim Ducks a come-from-behind 4-3 victory over the Vancouver Canucks.

The Associated Press


ANAHEIM, Calif. – Corey Perry scored his league-leading eighth winning goal of the season with 1.3 seconds left in overtime, giving the Anaheim Ducks a come-from-behind 4-3 NHL victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Sunday night.

The Ducks, off to a franchise-best 31-8-5 start and 17-0-2 at Honda Center this season, are the only team in the league without a regulation loss at home.

Anaheim is also the third NHL team to open a season with a home point streak of 19 or more games, joining San Jose (2008-09) and Philadelphia (1979-80).

The Ducks have won 13 of their last 14 overall.

Nick Bonino got the tying goal with 1:27 left in the third period.

Saku Koivu and Matt Beleskey scored in the second and Jonas Hiller stopped 17 shots to extend his team-record and career-best winning streak to 11 games.

Ryan Kesler and Henrik Sedin scored power-play goals in the first period, and defenseman Kevin Bieksa scored in the third for the Canucks.

“We’ve beaten ourselves a little bit,” Vancouver coach John Tortorella said. “We’ve had a lot of struggles in a lot of different areas the past couple of games.

“We have to keep our heads, and keep on working at our game.”

Rookie Eddie Lack made a career-high 45 saves one night after Roberto Luongo had 46 stops in a 3-1 loss to Los Angeles in his return from a three-game absence because of a groin injury.

Luongo was scratched for this one, and Lack’s backup was 43-year-old Rob Laurie — who has never appeared in an NHL game and hasn’t played professionally since 2002. But he lives in Southern California and was summoned on an emergency basis.

Vancouver was outshot by a combined 40-7 in the second and third periods.


• Buffalo Sabres defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen scored at 9:42 of overtime to give Finland its third world junior hockey title, 3-2 over Sweden in Malmo, Sweden.

Ristolainen picked up the puck, beat defenseman Robert Hagg as he cut in front of the goal and slid a backhander under goalie Oscar Dansk’s right leg pad.

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