ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — All-Star Corey Perry scored at 2:14 of overtime to help the Anaheim Ducks beat the last-place Carolina Hurricanes 3-2 on Wednesday night for their second straight victory.
The Ducks have won eight of 11 and closed out a four-game homestand having outscored opponents 34-21.
Perry tripped Jussi Jokinen as the Hurricanes left wing was taking the puck from behind the net. Carolina coach Kirk Muller began yelling from the bench, believing Perry should have been called for a penalty. But there was no whistle, and Perry scored on an assist by Sheldon Brookbank.
The Hurricanes, the East’s worst team, blew two one-goal leads in having their two-game winning streak ended. Cam Ward lost for the first time in four career games against Anaheim. He stopped 31 shots.