Perry pots winner, Ducks level series 2-2 in NHL playoffs


Perry pots winner, Ducks level series 2-2 in NHL playoffs

Los Angeles (AFP) – Corey Perry scored his third overtime winner of the 2017 postseason to lift the Anaheim Ducks to a 3-2 win over the Nashville Predators in game four of their NHL playoff series.

Perry fired a shot from the far boards towards the goal and it appeared to deflect off the stick of Predators defenseman P.K. Subban to give Anaheim the win and a 2-2 tie in the Western Conference finals series.

“Our of the corner of my eye I saw Nate (Thompson) come from bench so I just threw the puck towards the net. It hit someone and went into the net,” said Perry.

Perry, who is coming off one his worst regular seasons of his all-star career, has now scored overtime goals in all three of the Ducks playoff series and now has four goals and 11 points in 14 games.

Game 5 is Saturday in Anaheim.

Once again the Ducks made it more difficult than it had to be as they blew a two goal lead in the third period by allowing the Predators to tie it with just 35 seconds remaining in regulation in front of a crowd of 17,000 at Bridgestone Arena.

Perry said the Ducks have a list of qualities each player must possess to be successful and overcoming hardship is chief.

“We have a list we go through every single day. Adversity is one of them,” Perry said. “You can’t sit back and play it safe and hope to win. Not in this league.”

The Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne makes a save against Corey Perry of the Anaheim Ducks in Game Four of the NHL Western Conference finals, at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee, on May 18, 2017


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