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Perry's heads-up play helps Ducks edge Canucks

Anaheim, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Corey Perry used his head to score a goal -- literally.

Perry scored after knocking the puck into the crease with his head, Nick Bonino netted the go-ahead goal and the Anaheim Ducks extended their winning streak to five games with a 3-1 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Sunday.

Frederik Andersen made 35 saves to help the Ducks secure a 3-0 homestand and extend their NHL lead to 31 points, but Perry's goal was the highlight.

His 11th of the season came after four connect-the-body-parts deflections that saw the puck hit a skate, shoulder, head and leg before going in.

Francois Beauchemin's slap shot from the high right side first went off the right heel of Canucks defenseman Jason Garrison, then the right shoulder pad of Eddie Lack as the Canucks goaltender shrugged to make the save.

From there, it deflected high to Perry, who was standing to the left of Lack and head-butted the puck down into the crease. The puck then hit off the back of Lack's right leg before Perry jabbed with his stick to make sure it crossed the line, giving Anaheim a 1-0 lead 8:30 into the second period.

Anderson improved to 6-0 this season for the Ducks, who played without captain Ryan Getzlaf because of an upper-body injury.

"We can survive injuries because we've got good depth," said Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau.

Tom Sestito scored for the Canucks, who went 1-2-1 on a four-game road trip, and Lack had 20 saves.

Vancouver tied it at 14:09 of the second period after Brad Richardson, deep in the left corner, found Sestito in front for a shot that beat Andersen glove- side.

But Bonino restored Anaheim's one-goal lead in the final minutes of the second when he was wide-open in front for a pass Emerson Etem slipped under sliding Canucks defenseman Dan Hamhuis.

The Ducks cleared the puck to escape a dangerous situation in front of their net with 2 1/2 minutes left in the game and Andrew Cogliano later scored on an empty net.

"It has been a struggle the past 2-3 games here, but they are going to bounce out of it. They are going to be the players we know they are," Canucks coach John Tortorella said.

Earlier, Andersen had 13 saves in the scoreless first period and Lack made five.

Game Notes

Perry also had an assist ... The Canucks return home for a six-game homestand that starts Thursday against the San Jose Sharks ... The Ducks start a four- game road trip on Tuesday at Florida.

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Atlantic Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
p-Boston 54 19 9 117 261 177 31-7-3 23-12-6 18-9-3
x-Tampa Bay 46 27 9 101 240 215 25-10-6 21-17-3 19-8-3
x-Montreal 46 28 8 100 215 204 23-13-5 23-15-3 18-8-4
x-Detroit 39 28 15 93 222 230 18-13-10 21-15-5 17-8-5
Ottawa 37 31 14 88 236 265 18-17-6 19-14-8 14-9-7
Toronto 38 36 8 84 231 256 24-16-1 14-20-7 14-13-3
Florida 29 45 8 66 196 268 16-20-5 13-25-3 13-16-1
Buffalo 21 51 10 52 157 248 13-21-7 8-30-3 7-18-5
 
Metropolitan Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
y-Pittsburgh 51 24 7 109 249 207 28-9-4 23-15-3 20-8-2
x-NY Rangers 45 31 6 96 218 193 20-17-4 25-14-2 16-11-3
x-Philadelphia 42 30 10 94 236 235 24-14-3 18-16-7 15-11-4
x-Columbus 43 32 7 93 231 216 22-15-4 21-17-3 16-13-1
Washington 38 30 14 90 235 240 21-13-7 17-17-7 12-15-3
New Jersey 35 29 18 88 197 208 21-11-9 14-18-9 16-9-5
Carolina 36 35 11 83 207 230 18-17-6 18-18-5 15-13-2
NY Islanders 34 37 11 79 225 267 13-19-9 21-18-2 10-16-4
 
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2013 - 2014 NHL Western Conference Standings
 
Central Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
y-Colorado 52 22 8 112 250 220 26-11-4 26-11-4 19-6-3
x-St. Louis 52 23 7 111 248 191 28-9-4 24-14-3 21-6-2
x-Chicago 46 21 15 107 267 220 27-7-7 19-14-8 13-13-3
x-Minnesota 43 27 12 98 207 206 26-10-5 17-17-7 14-12-3
x-Dallas 40 31 11 91 235 228 23-11-7 17-20-4 13-11-5
Nashville 38 32 12 88 216 242 19-17-5 19-15-7 12-13-4
Winnipeg 37 35 10 84 227 237 18-17-6 19-18-4 9-15-5
 
Pacific Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
z-Anaheim 54 20 8 116 266 209 29-8-4 25-12-4 22-4-3
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x-Los Angeles 46 28 8 100 206 174 23-14-4 23-14-4 16-10-3
Phoenix 37 30 15 89 216 231 22-14-5 15-16-10 14-9-6
Vancouver 36 35 11 83 196 223 20-15-6 16-20-5 12-13-4
Calgary 35 40 7 77 209 241 19-19-3 16-21-4 11-15-3
Edmonton 29 44 9 67 203 270 16-22-3 13-22-6 8-17-4
 
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Scoreboard
Local
4th
CHA 80
CHI 80
 
11th
DUR 4
NOR 6
 
Final
CIN 4
PIT 0
Final
BAL 3
TAM 0
Final
NYY 3
CHC 0
Final
MIL 5
STL 1
Final
ARI 2
NYM 5
8th
PHI 0
ATL 1
 
7th
NYY 2
CHC 0
 
6th
DET 1
CLE 3
 
8th
MIA 3
WAS 4
 
4th
TEX 0
SEA 2
 
3rd
CWS 1
BOS 1
 
3rd
HOU 2
KAN 1
 
8:10pm Tonight
MIN 0
TOR 0
10:05pm Tonight
ANA
OAK
10:10pm Tonight
SDP
COL
10:15pm Tonight
SFG
LOS
4th
CHA 80
CHI 80
 
4th
ORL 78
IND 94
 
Half
MIL 63
ATL 58
 
Half
CLE 51
BRK 49
 
2nd
MEM 51
DAL 53
 
Half
OKC 54
DET 55
 
Half
NOP 53
HOU 50
 
Half
SAN 51
LAL 51
 
2nd
MIA 51
PHI 54
 
Half
NYK 44
TOR 57
 
Half
MIN 48
UTA 51
 
Half
BOS 56
WAS 68
 
10:30pm Tonight
DEN
GSW
10:30pm Tonight
POR
LAC
10:30pm Tonight
SAC
PHO
3rd
TAM 2
MON 2
 
2nd
PIT 3
CLB 3
 
10:00pm Tonight
ANA
DAL
11th
DUR 4
NOR 6