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Corey Perry called his punchless postseason "frustrating."
Perry finished with just two assists in the seven-game series loss to the Red Wings despite putting 24 shots on Detroit goalie Jimmy Howard. "I'll take this, put it in the back of my head and use it again. He made some big saves at crucial times. You thought the puck would go in, all of a sudden you look again and it's in his glove or his leg's kicking it out," Perry said after Sunday's loss. The former Hart Trophy winner will have all summer to stew over the disappointment.
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Corey Perry has really struggled offensively in the playoffs as he has only two assists in six games.
Perry has been getting better chances in the last three games after huge struggles in the first three games. "I assume that at one point, Corey Perry is going to break out," coach Bruce Boudreau said Saturday. "He always has. He always will, I believe. Let's just hope it's tomorrow." Perry was the NHL's Hart Trophy winner two seasons ago with 50 goals and 98 points in 82 games but certainly had his troubles this season with 15 goals and 36 points in 44 games. A big game tonight will go a long way to help his confidence.
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Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau suggested that some of his players haven't been pulling their weight lately.
"We had a lot of guys playing well (Monday) night but there were some guys that weren't playing as well as they should be," Boudreau said. "I think they're all on board. They all want to do the same things. Sometimes, it's difficult to get 18 players and a goalie all playing their best games at the same time." Boudreau wouldn't single out any players, but Corey Perry likely falls into that camp. Perry has no goals and just one assist in four playoff contests. He'll try to bounce back in Game 5 on Wednesday.
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Corey Perry was held off the scoresheet again Monday night in the Anaheim Ducks' 3-2 overtime loss.
Perry got his first point of the series in Game 3, a primary assist on the game's opening goal that was deflected in by Nick Bonino. Although the Ducks haven't exactly been struggling to score in the series, they need Perry to contribute more than one assist in four games, especially with the series now essentially a best-of-three. Perry's next chance will be Wednesday night back in Anaheim.
WESTERN CONFERENCE PLAYOFF PREVIEW
DETROIT (7) vs. ANAHEIM (2)
Red Wings: Henrik Zetterberg, Pavel Datsyuk, Niklas Kronwall, Jimmy Howard
Ducks: Ryan Getzlaf, Corey Perry, Teemu Selanne, Francois Beauchemin
Red Wings: Damien Brunner, Johan Franzen
Ducks: Bobby Ryan
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Anaheim forward Corey Perry has two goals and three assists in his past five games, and it isn't the first time he has gone on a scoring streak this season. He has 15 goals and 21 assists for the season heading into Saturday's regular-season finale at home against Phoenix.
From Feb. 15 to March 10 - when the Ducks (30-11-6) were going 9-1-2 - Perry had eight goals and 10 assists. He has 15 goals and 21 assists for the season heading into Saturday's regular-season finale at home against Phoenix, and he's eager to continue his prowess into the postseason, which begins next week. "Starting from a young age and maturing as a player, you're taught to put the team on your back," Perry said after practice Friday at Honda Center. "Everybody wants to do that."
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Forward Corey Perry picked up two assists to help the Anaheim Ducks shut out the Oilers 3-0 in Edmonton Monday night.
With the victory, the Ducks clinched their first division title in six years. The Oilers are mathematically eliminated from the postseason. Perry's Wednesday were his 20th and 21st of the season. He assisted on goals by Ryan Getzlaf, his 15th, and Sami Vatanen, his second. Radek Dvorak also scored a goal for the Ducks, his fourth of the year.