On the same night Corey Perry spurned free agency and agreed to an eight-year contract extension, the Anaheim Ducks extended the longest home winning streak in franchise history by beating one of their biggest rivals.
What a day to be a Duck.
Emerson Etem had his first NHL goal and an assist, defenseman Francois Beauchemin scored two goals, and Anaheim beat the San Jose Sharks 5-3 Monday night for its franchise-record 12th consecutive home victory.
Viktor Fasth made 32 saves for the streaking Ducks, who have the NHL's second-best record at 21-3-4 while earning a point in 11 straight games heading into Wednesday's showdown with the league-leading Chicago Blackhawks. The Ducks announced Perry's extension to their crowd in the second period, getting a roar of approval - and three goals by his teammates in blindingly swift succession.
The victory capped another celebratory night in what's been a charmed season for the Ducks, who have a 12-point lead over Stanley Cup ...