Perry Leading Surging Ducks
Monday, 03.28.2011 / 9:49 AM PT / News
• Corey Perry leads the league in goals (44) and is tied for first in game-winning goals (10, also Daniel Sedin and Alex Ovechkin). He ranks fifth in points (85), tied for fourth in power play goals (12), and tied for seventh in shorthanded goals (3). He also ranks tied for second among all NHL forwards in ice time (22:03), which is also first among all right wingers.
• Perry leads the league with 20 third period goals (no other player has more than 16 – Philadelphia’s Danny Briere), and is tops with 22 third period/OT goals (no other player has more than 18 – San Jose’s Patrick Marleau).
• He has already tied the club record with 10 game-winning goals (set by Paul Kariya in 1996-97 and equaled by Teemu Selanne in 1997-98 and 2006-07).
• 23 of Perry’s goals this season have tied the score or put the Ducks ahead (nine tied game, 14 put Ducks ahead/won game). Those 23 goals came in 20 different games, with the Ducks going 13-4-3 in those contests.
• His 13 goals this month have already tied club record for goals in a single month (and lead the league). It's the highest scoring month by a Ducks player in over 11 years. Paul Kariya had 13 in January, 2000 and Teemu Selanne recorded 13 in November, 1997. The only NHL player with more goals in any single month this season was Sidney Crosby, who had 14 in December. The Ducks have two games remaining this month (Monday, Mar. 28 vs. Colorado and Wednesday, Mar. 30 at Calgary).
• In his last nine contests, he has 13-4=17 points with a +9 rating, five multi-goal games, four game-winning goals, and two overtime goals. Of those 13 goals, seven have occurred during the third period or overtime. Perry has helped lead Anaheim to a 7-2-0 record in those nine games. He also has recorded 8-2=10 points during a current five-game scoring streak.
• Perry is one of only three NHL players since 2000-01 to record more than 40 goals and 100 penalty minutes in a single season. Perry (44 and 100, respectively), joins Todd Bertuzzi (2002-03 with Vancouver, 46 and 144) and Jeff O'Neill (2000-2001 with Carolina, 41 and 106).
• Now leading the league in goals, it was only 18 days ago (Mar. 9) that Perry was sixth in the league (31), 10 behind then league-leader Steven Stamkos (41). On Feb. 5, Perry was tied for eighth among NHL leaders with 25 goals, 14 behind league-leader Stamkos (39).
• Perry has scored a career-high three shorthanded goals this season, matching the club record, set several times.
• He has two tricks this season: Dec. 12, vs. MIN: scored his first career-hat trick as part of a career and franchise-tying five-point game (3-2=5)...it was the second time in club history a player has scored a hat trick on the PP, at EV and SH (also P. Kariya, 1/10/97 vs. BUF)…Feb. 5 @ COL: Had 3-0=3 points in a 3-0 shutout, becoming the first becoming the first player in Ducks history to score ALL three of his team's goals in a win. Perry also became the first player in team history to record a hat trick while scoring every goal in a shutout. He is just the fourth player to accomplish the feat in an NHL game over the last six seasons (also Philadelphia's Mike Knuble, 2/2/08; Buffalo's Thomas Vanek, 4/5/08; Columbus’ Rick Nash, 11/20/10; all in 3-0 wins)
• Perry scored back-to-back OT goals (first two of his career) on Mar. 19 at LA and Mar. 20 vs. CGY, becoming the first Ducks player to record OT goals in back-to-back games and the first in the NHL to do so since Todd Bertuzzi (DET) on Dec. 11-12, 2009.
• Perry is attempting to become only the second Ducks player to lead the NHL in goals. Teemu Selanne led the league outright with 47 in 1998-99 and shared the lead with Peter Bondra (52) in 1997-98.
• The Ducks have had two previous Hart Trophy finalists (MVP): Paul Kariya (1996-97) and Teemu Selanne (1997-98). No Ducks player has ever won the award. The only players on California-based teams to WIN the Hart are Wayne Gretzky (Los Angeles, 1988-89) and Joe Thornton (San Jose, 2005-06).