Monday, 23 October 2017 05:04 GMT
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Perry stars for Ducks, Bruins rally past Rangers

(MENAFN - Kora) Perry scored twice and grabbed an assist in the Ducks' third win in a row as they scored the opening five goals in California before the visiting Hurricanes stormed back late on



With the top team in the Eastern Conference's Metropolitan Division - the Pittsburgh Penguins - out of action on Sunday, it was a great day for the leading teams of the NHL as Anaheim, the St Louis Blues and the Boston Bruins all won



In Anaheim, Perry scored twice in the opening period and helped set up a third goal to Francois Beauchemin as the Ducks took control against Carolina



Goals to Andrew Cogliano and Jakob Silfverberg before the midway point of the second period saw the hosts lead 5-0 prior to Andrej Sekera striking back for the Hurricanes



The visitors continued their attempted comeback in the final stanza with Patrick Dwyer and Alexander Semin getting on the scoresheet but Carolina failed to fully bridge the gap



The Ducks (91 points) remain well clear at the top of the Western Conference's Pacific Division with the San Jose Sharks (84) in second after a 4-2 win at the New Jersey Devils



In New York, the Bruins prevailed in a goal-fest against the Rangers, scoring three times in the last period to win 6-3



Gregory Campbell struck twice in the third period for the visitors, while Boston's goaltender Tuukka Rask made 39 saves as the Bruins moved to 81 points at the top of the East's Atlantic Division



St Louis had to come from behind for their win on Sunday, scoring all their goals in the third period to beat the Phoenix Coyotes 4-2 in Arizona



Patrik Berglund notched a brace for the Blues, who lead the West's Central Division with 86 points, just ahead of the Chicago Blackhawks on points difference



The Ottawa Senators won an all-Canadian clash 4-2 over the Vancouver Canucks, while the Philadelphia Flyers defeated the Washington Capitals 5-4 in overtime, the Florida Panthers overcame the New York Islanders 5-3 and the Colorado Avalanche won 6-3 against the Tampa Bay Lightning


Perry stars for Ducks, Bruins rally past Rangers