Key play: Corey Perry scored two goals, including the 300th of his NHL career, but Teddy Purcell scored 1:16 into overtime to give the Edmonton Oilers a 4-3 victory over the Ducks on Wednesday at the Honda Center. Perry tied Paul Kariya for second on the Ducks’ all-time list. Teemu Selanne holds the club record with 457.
Pivotal performer: Shawn Horcoff’s third-period goal, which gave the Ducks an all-too-brief 2-1 lead, was his 500th point in the NHL. The 37-year-old Horcoff has 182 goals and 318 assists in 964 career games, including two goals and two assists in 15 contests with the Ducks.
Quote, unquote: “It’s exciting,” Perry said of his milestone goal. “It’s a huge accomplishment, especially in the best league in the world. It’s a little frustrating when you don’t get the win and you get a milestone, but you’ve just got to worry about the two points.”
Line shifts: Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau teamed Rickard Rakell with Ryan Getzlaf and Perry to start the game. Rakell is normally the Ducks’ third-line center, but shifted to left wing to join center Getzlaf and right wing Perry. Boudreau said he had a gut feeling it would work out.
Injury update: Rakell returned to the Ducks’ lineup after sitting out for three games because of an upper-body injury. Oilers rookie Connor McDavid sat out for the third game since breaking his collarbone in a Nov. 3 game against the Philadelphia Flyers.
Dropping the gloves: The Ducks’ Patrick Maroon fought the Oilers’ Luke Gazdic in a spirited bout near the end of the second period. Each fighter landed a few haymakers before Gazdic scored a takedown to end their lengthy battle.