Found February 19, 2013 on
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Columbus Blue Jackets
What the future holds for Corey Perry and Ryan Getzlaf is uncertain.
So the future might as well be now.
The Ducks stars and pending free agents each scored in Monday's 3-2 victory over Columbus at Honda Center to give the home team its fifth straight victory and ninth in 10 games this month.
"We knew it'd be a tough test. It's not easy to come off the road like that and play at home two days later," Perry said after flicking in a third-period goal that served as the decisive margin. "We did what we had to do. We got our two points."
Perry, after scoring 87 goals over the last two seasons, was a bit perplexed about having only one through 12 games, but he has scored two in his last three games and also displayed some intimidation in a contest that turned physical.
"They play a hard game, dump the puck into the zone and get after it," Perry said. "We weren't ready the first 10 minutes, but then we found our legs."
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from Jack Todd at the Montreal Gazette,
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