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Perry's hat trick leads Ducks past Kings

Anaheim wins eighth straight

by Abbey Mastracco / Correspondent

Perry nets hat trick

LAK@ANA: Perry buries the puck to notch hat trick

2/28/16: Corey Perry collects the tip pass from Sami Vatanen and finishes to record his ninth career hat trick to give the Ducks a 3-2 lead

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ANAHEIM -- Corey Perry delivered a postseason-like performance Sunday in what felt like the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Perry got his ninth career hat trick to help the Anaheim Ducks to their eighth straight win, a 4-2 victory against the Los Angeles Kings at Honda Center.

Perry scored a goal in each period and put Anaheim ahead for good with a sharp-angle shot that trickled past Kings goalie Jonathan Quick 1:27 into the third.

"That was a playoff game out there today," Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau said. "Both teams really played like it. These teams don't like each other. It was really like a playoff game."

Video: LAK@ANA: Perry notches his second PPG of the game

Perry has 23 goals in 57 regular-season games against the Kings. It was his fifth multi-goal performance against Los Angeles.

"You're just trying to help the team win," Perry said. "I had some good bounces tonight. Those are bounces that you need to succeed."

Anaheim (34-19-8) went 3-for-5 with the man-advantage. The Ducks have scored power-play goals in eight straight games and have 13 over that span. Goalie John Gibson made 27 saves.

"We had three power-play goals, so our power play was working tonight," Perry said. "It's a close-checking game out there when you play those guys. It's a man's game. You have to be ready to play."

Video: LAK@ANA: Perry goes top-shelf for PPG in the 1st

Alec Martinez and Tanner Pearson scored and Quick made 25 saves for Los Angeles (37-21-4), which acquired forward Kris Versteeg from the Carolina Hurricanes on Sunday. The loss ended a four-game winning streak and a five-game point streak.

"We take too many penalties," Kings forward Anze Kopitar said. "We can definitely be sharper on the penalty kill. Our game overall has to be better if we want to beat this team."

Perry converted on the power play at 16:48 of the first period when Sami Vatanan found him cutting up the right wing and he shot high over Quick to put the Ducks up 1-0.

With the secondary assist, Ryan Getzlaf's point streak was extended to 11 games.

The Kings tied it with a power-play goal with 59 seconds left in the period. Drew Doughty faked a shot and fed Martinez for a one-timer past Gibson.

Video: LAK@ANA: Martinez lights the lamp for power-play goal

Pearson put the Kings ahead 2-1 at 9:52 of the second period when he caught a bouncing puck off the end boards and shot it past Gibson.

Perry then tied the game at 2-2 with his second power-play goal at 12:57 of the second, lifting a shot over Quick from a sharp angle.

Perron scored his power-play goal at 5:53 in the third period, beating Quick from the low slot. Perron has 16 points in 18 games since being acquired from the Pittsburgh Penguins on Jan. 17.

Video: LAK@ANA: Perron nets turnover for two-goal lead

"(We need to be) bearing down around our net and getting pucks out," Doughty said. "It's the same old thing. It's about getting pucks out, blocking shots, and not letting them bend goals in around the net, and they were able to do that tonight."

It was Perry's first hat trick since Jan. 14, 2015 against the Toronto Maple Leafs. He's second all-time in Ducks history, surpassing Paul Kariya (eight). Teemu Selanne had 13 hat tricks with Anaheim.

"He did a great job showing up in a great game," Getzlaf said of Perry. "He's been really good as of late. It was nice to see him get rewarded."

Video: Perry's hat trick powers Ducks to eighth straight win

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