Ryan on the rookie scoring record.

Bobby Ryan brushed Dustin Penner aside as the Ducks’ leader for points scored as a rookie with an assist in the Ducks’ 6-2 win Sunday.

“Our guys have let me know that it was coming, so it was nice to get it out of the way and continue to roll,” Ryan said. “The more important thing of the night is the two points obviously for us.”

He’s making a nice case for Calder Trophy honors, too (though Columbus goalie Steve Mason and Nashville goalie Pekka Rinne might have something to say about that). Ryan leads all rookies with 24 goals and his 43 points are second only to Kris Versteeg’s 46.

Ryan is five goals behind Penner’s 29 and four assists behind Francois Beauchemin’s 26 for the franchise rookie record in each category. He’s got 10 games left to do it, and is averaging 0.5 goals per game and 0.4 assists per game this season, so both records are perfectly within reach.

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J.P. Hoornstra covers the Dodgers, Angels and Major League Baseball for the Orange County Register, Los Angeles Daily News, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Torrance Daily Breeze, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star-News, San Bernardino Sun, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Whittier Daily News and Redlands Daily Facts. Before taking the beat in 2012, J.P. covered the NHL for four years. UCLA gave him a degree once upon a time; when he graduated on schedule, he missed getting Arnold Schwarzenegger's autograph on his diploma by five months.

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