The Anaheim Ducks
lead Jokerit 2-0 after the first period thanks to a pair of goals from the last season's Hart Trophy winner, Corey Perry
Perry scored twice for the Ducks. The first was set up by one of the local heroes playing for Anaheim -- center Saku Koivu
. The second, a one-timer on the power play, came on a pass from the other Finnish legend on the Ducks' roster, Teemu Selanne
Perry nearly scored a third in at the end of the period, but his shot beat Jokerit goaltender Eero Kilpelainen
after the horn sounded for the end of the period.
Anaheim took four penalties in the first, but Jokerit were unable to take advantage. The Ducks dominated at even strength, but Jokerit had a few good chances against goaltender Jonas Hiller
with the extra man.
Hiller made a brilliant save on a one-timer from Janne Lahti
after a nifty pass in traffic from Teemu Pulkkinen
, who is Jokerit’s leading scorer this season and a recent draft pick of the Detroit Red Wings