Two power play goals kept the Anaheim Ducks ahead, as they squeaked past the Minnesota Wild 3-2 to break a three game losing streak. Corey Perry scored the opening goal on a power play at the 8:47 mark in the first period, with a wrist shot from outside the crease. Ryan Getzlaf scored what turned out to be the winning goal, a wrist shot on a power play from just outside the crease almost four minutes into the third period.
The second period ended with Anaheim still on top, 2-1. Bobby Ryan scored Anaheim's only full strength goal, a wrist shot seven minutes into the second period from the same area Perry scored his. This softened the blow of Jared Spurgeon's snap shot from 38 feet out for Minnesota.
Minnesota's Matt Cullen tried to mount the comeback, with a power play tip-in to bring the Wild back within one in the third period. That's as close as it got, with the only other serious shot in the remaining seven minutes was taken my Corey Perry, a backhand shot from outside the crease.
The Ducks have five more games on their road trip. They'll be in Nashville on Saturday, then Columbus on Sunday. Sounds like poor planning if you ask me.
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