Ducks 7, Canucks 2

And on the sixth day, the Ducks erupted.


Bouncing back from an early deficit — something they have scarcely done in a young season of disappointment — the Ducks defeated Vancouver, 7-2 at Honda Center on Friday. Corey Perry and Bobby Ryan scored twice, and Joffrey Lupul, Mike Brown and George Parros scored once, as the Ducks closed out a poor homestand on a high note.

Jonas Hiller allowed two goals, one from long range, in the game’s first 4:24, putting the Ducks in a familiar position before at home, where they’d lost four straight on a six-game homestand. But sparked by its top line of Lupul, Ryan Getzlaf and Perry, Anaheim rallied for six straight goals.Perry got things started on a nifty strike in traffic with 3:29 left in the first period.

Energy-liners Parros and Brown joined in the party in the second period. Parros scored his first of the season at 2:29, firing from his backside as he crashed the net. Brown’s first goal of the season came with the Ducks short-handed at 16:15, putting the Ducks ahead 3-2.

Perry’s second goal of the game, his team-leading seventh of the season, came with the Ducks holding a man advantage at 18:07 of the second period. That was the last of the four goals allowed by Vancouver starter Andrew Raycroft, who faced 22 shots.

Ryan emerged from his season-long slump with two goals of his own in the third period. His first, a one-timer from the left circle at the 3:32 mark, gave the Ducks their second power-play goal in as many chances.His second, at 6:12, went up and over backup Cory Schneider.

Lupul made it 7-2 with 1:13 left in the game.

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About J.P. Hoornstra

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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