March 29, 2011 |
Something transports Corey Perry to the net. It isn't magic, even if it seems like some mystical force suddenly drops the 6-foot-3, 212-pound winger in front of some nervous goaltender. One moment Perry is breathing down the goalie's neck from behind, his stick tapping as it juggles the puck and then, whoosh, suddenly he is in front of the net, the puck still on his stick. The goalie is keyed up, coiled, maybe even desperate. Will Perry flick the puck low? Will he treat his stick as a shovel and heave the puck into a corner?
February 10, 2010 |
Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry met at a selection camp for an under-18 team -- or so Perry recalls. Getzlaf thought it wasn't until after the 2003 draft, in which the Ducks chose him 19th and Perry 28th, that they began forming the bond that led to having their names engraved on the Stanley Cup in 2007 and on Team Canada's roster for the Vancouver Olympics. After a moment's thought, Getzlaf decided Perry was right. "He made that team and I didn't," the rangy center said, "so that's why he remembers it."
November 7, 2013 |
It might have vanished for the final 10 games of last season, but Corey Perry 's scoring touch has reappeared to coincide with the Ducks' sprint to the most points in the NHL after 17 games. "I'm just trying to win, I haven't changed anything," said Perry, the Ducks wing who has scored four of his team-best 10 goals in the last three games. Perry had two goals in the Ducks' 6-3 win at Buffalo on Saturday. He also has seven assists, and two came in what he says was the key game of the team's recent eight-game trip: a 2-1 victory at Ottawa on Oct. 25. The Ducks started their current 6-0-1 run with that victory.
March 26, 2011 |
It wasn't the ideal situation for the Ducks, trailing by a goal going into the third period on the road against the defending Stanley Cup champions. Or maybe it was. Corey Perry continued his torrid play, scoring twice in the final period as the Ducks upended the Chicago Blackhawks, 2-1, on Saturday at the United Center. Perry moved into the NHL scoring lead with 44 goals and the Ducks passed Chicago for seventh place in the Western Conference. Even better, they are three points ahead of ninth-place Dallas with only seven games left in the regular season.
April 26, 2013 |
Corey Perry was a fresh-faced second-year player and just 21 when the Ducks started their playoff run to a Stanley Cup championship in 2007. Now, the 2010-11 Hart Trophy winner is a little more than a month removed from signing an eight-year, $69-million extension, and the attention on him is far more glaring with the Stanley Cup playoffs just days away. "Starting from a young age and maturing as a player, you're taught to put the team on your back," Perry said after practice Friday at Honda Center.
April 7, 2013 |
Corey Perry is linked with Ryan Getzlaf by more than just their membership on the Ducks' first line. So when Perry's close friend remained sidelined Sunday against the Kings by a leg injury, it was clear who was carrying the heaviest burden in the captain's absence. Consider a regulation goal and the winning shootout shot proper compensation. "When you don't have your top guy out there, everyone knows there's going to be holes and roles to fill," Perry said after the 4-3 victory at Honda Center moved the Ducks (26-8-5)