Anaheim rallies to beat Oilers
Anaheim 3 Edmonton 2
ANAHEIM, Calif. — Corey Perry scored twice in the third period, and Francois Beauchemin added the winning goal with 1:21 left as the Anaheim Ducks rallied to beat the Edmonton Oilers 3-2 on Wednesday night.
Beauchemin fired a slap shot past goalie Viktor Fasth to give the Ducks their 50th win of the season (50-18-8). Perry and Ryan Getzlaf assisted on the deciding goal.
With the Ducks trailing 2-0, Perry scored his 40th goal just 37 seconds after Jordan Eberle doubled Edmonton’s lead at 2:51. Perry then tied it with 8:35 left. It is the second time Perry has reached 40 goals in a season.
Rookie goalie Frederik Anderson (19-5) stopped 30 shots for the Ducks, 5-0-1 in their last six games.
Philip Larsen scored his third of the season in the first period for Edmonton.
Anaheim improved to 27-7-4 at home. Edmonton dropped to 12-22-6 on the road.
Fasth, who faced his former team for the first time since being dealt for two draft picks a month ago, made 23 saves but dropped to 2-2-1 for the Oilers.
In two seasons with Anaheim, Fasth was 17-8-3 with four shutouts and a 2.32 goals-against average.
The Pacific Division-leading Ducks are three points ahead of second-place San Jose with a game in hand. Anaheim trails Western-Conference leading St. Louis by one point.
Edmonton, last in the Pacific Division, will finish a three-game road trip at Phoenix on Friday.
The Oilers, who have scored on just 16.4 per cent of their power plays this season, took advantage of one to grab a 1-0 lead over the Ducks.
Larsen drilled the puck into the upper right corner of the net on the glove side with 3:56 left in the second period.
Edmonton outshot the Ducks 24-15 over the first two periods and took a 1-0 lead into the third.
The Oilers doubled their lead on Eberle’s 26th goal of the season.
NOTES: Anaheim leads the NHL with 3.23 goals per game. ... The Ducks’ four-goal comeback win over Winnipeg on Monday was the largest in an NHL victory since Jan. 9, 2010, when Minnesota beat Chicago 6-5 in a shootout, after trailing 5-1. ... Oilers D Oscar Klefbom scored his first NHL goal against Anaheim in an 4-3 overtime victory on March 28.