BOSTON — With a minute left and Anaheim's first victory seemingly secure, Teemu Selanne turned to Coach Randy Carlyle and asked: "Why is Corey Perry out there killing penalties?"
By the time Selanne looked back at the ice, Perry had scored.
"That's why he's out there killing penalties," Carlyle said after Perry's short-handed goal with 53 seconds remaining clinched the Ducks' 6-1 victory against the Boston Bruins on Thursday night.
Selanne scored two goals 82 seconds apart in the second period to give the Ducks the lead, and Perry had two goals and an assist to help the Ducks pull away.
"It's like when they got up a couple of goals, we never pushed back," said Bruins forward Marc Savard. "That's not our team."
Bobby Ryan and Evgeny Artyukhin also scored for the Ducks, and Jonas Hiller stopped 33 shots. James Wisniewski and Scott Niedermayer had a pair of assists apiece for Anaheim, which lost its opener, 4-1, and then blew a 3-0 lead against Minnesota on Tuesday before losing in overtime.
Tim Thomas, the reigning Vezina Trophy winner, made 24 saves for Boston, which outshot the Ducks 19-11 in the first period but mustered few scoring chances after that.