Corey Perry celebrated being named to Canada's Olympic team by
scoring a power-play goal and Nick Bonino and Perreault also tallied
with the man advantage for the Ducks, who have won 14 of their last
15 contests. Andrew Cogliano recorded a short-handed tally and
future Hall of Famer Teemu Selanne notched a pair of assists on a
day that he was selected to represent Finland for the sixth time in
Daniel Paille scored for the fourth time in five contests and
defenseman Dougie Hamilton also tallied for the Bruins, who have
dropped four of their last five road games. Boston continues its
brutal three-game trek through California against Los Angeles (home
record: 14-5-3) on Thursday and San Jose (15-1-3) on Saturday.
After being outshot by a 16-3 margin in the first period, Anaheim
scored a pair of power-play goals 2:36 apart to take hold of the
contest. Perreault shoveled the puck over the shoulder of Tuukka
Rask (15 saves) at 5:53 of the session before Perry cleaned up a
rebound for his team-leading 24th goal — and second in as many days.
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Cogliano converted Daniel Winnik's touch pass by beating Rask
at 17:10 to give the Ducks a 3-0 lead before Paille backhanded
the puck between the pads of Hiller with 16 seconds remaining in
the session. Hamilton trimmed the deficit to one by blasting a
shot from the right circle inside the near post, but Bonino and
Perreault answered just over three minutes apart late in the
third to seal the win.
GAME NOTEBOOK: While Selanne will be joined by Ducks D Sami
Vatanen and Rask on Finland's roster, current teammate C Saku
Koivu was not selected to represent his country on Tuesday. ...
Anaheim captain Ryan Getzlaf notched two assists and joined
Bruins C Patrice Bergeron on Team Canada while Boston RW Loui
Eriksson will pair up with Ducks LW Jakob Silfverberg to
represent Sweden. ... Boston LW Milan Lucic was a late scratch
due to illness. ... Hiller's last setback was a 3-2 decision to
Los Angeles on Dec. 3. ... Anaheim scored more than one
power-play goal in a game for the first time since tallying
twice in a 4-2 victory over Phoenix on Nov. 23.
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