The Ducks got all of their scoring in last night's 4-0 victory over the Maple Leafs from two guys who haven't exactly had dream seasons so far in 2014-15. The big news from last night was Corey Perry's hat trick, which remarkably is his NHL-leading third of the year. It's remarkable because Perry missed 15 games with the mumps and later a knee sprain.
But last night's first goal came from Kyle Palmieri (though it was a goal we didn't realize was a goal
until later). It was the eighth goal in just 20 games for Palmieri, who missed the first month of the season with an ankle injury, came back hot with four goals in his first five games, then was forced to sit six more games with shoulder issues.
Here's a little more on Palmieri:
Smithtown, New York
Favorite NHL players growing up
I was a big Rangers fan, and I grew up kind of right after they won the Cup in ’94. So Mark Messier and Adam Graves were guys I liked to watch. Favorite hockey moment of your career
Winning the World Junior Championship has to be up there. It was obviously an honor to represent my country, but to win the gold medal and to do it against the Canadians was pretty cool. Favorite movies
Super Troopers is probably No. 1. I could watch that all day. I hate scary movies. I haven’t seen a scary movie in about 10 years. Favorite TV shows
Suits is probably my favorite. Graceland, Sons of Anarchy. I like those big drama shows. Favorite bands
Anything country, really. A little bit of rap here and there.
Someone on your iPod you’re ashamed of
Iggy Azalea has really come on strong, so I don’t know if I’m that ashamed about her. Celebrity crush
Mila Kunis is definitely up there. Who would play you in a movie about your life?
What’s the guy’s name from X-Men? Hugh Jackman. He plays Wolverine and I have similar body hair. Favorite food
Anything Italian. I eat everything except Indian food. Favorite Orange County restaurant
Mastro’s, Teemu’s place (Selanne’s Steak Tavern) or any other good steakhouseFavorite vacation spot
I went to Santorini in Greece three years ago, and that’s still my favorite. Who’s the best-dressed Duck?
I’d say BeleskeyAnd the worst-dressed?
Cogliano has a very limited wardrobeDo you have a secret talent?
I’m a decent cook. Some of the guys have come over to my house for dinner, and I think they enjoy my cooking. They still keep coming over.