Perry, Getzlaf lead Ducks over Islanders

AP, ANAHEIM, California

Wed, Dec 11, 2013 - Page 19

Corey Perry scored two goals and captain Ryan Getzlaf extended his point streak to 12 games in the Anaheim Ducks’ 5-2 victory over the spiraling New York Islanders on Monday night.

Cam Fowler had his first career short-handed goal and added two assists. Saku Koivu scored his first goal in nearly two months in the Ducks’ third consecutive win and the Islanders’ 10th straight loss.

Perry scored a goal in his career-best sixth straight game late in the second period, and added a power-play goal in the third to clinch the sixth 20-goal season of his career.

Andrew Cogliano also scored, and Jonas Hiller made 35 saves for Anaheim.

John Tavares and Thomas Vanek scored for the Islanders, who also have lost 10 consecutive road games since Nov. 1.

Anaheim improved to 11-0-2 at home, still the only NHL team without a regulation home loss this season.

PENGUINS 2, BLUE JACKETS 1

In Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Evgeni Malkin scored in his return from a lower-body injury and Sidney Crosby added his 16th goal as Pittsburgh beat Columbus.

Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 32 shots for the Penguins, who won their sixth straight home game. Malkin extended his point streak to 10 games.

Malkin missed two games last week after being injured during a morning skate. He scored at 4 minutes, 16 seconds into the second period for his eighth goal of the season.

Crosby pushed his season-point total to an NHL-best 43 when he deflected in a shot by Pascal Dupuis midway through the third.

The Blue Jackets had won three of four.

CANUCKS 2, HURRICANES 0

In Vancouver, Eddie Lack made 31 saves in his first NHL shutout as Vancouver beat Carolina.

With starting goalie Roberto Luongo getting the night off, the rookie earned his fourth win of the season in his first appearance on home ice.

Christopher Tanev and Jannik Hanzen, into an empty net, scored for Vancouver. Chris Higgins had two assists.

Justin Peters made 24 saves for Carolina, who had a three-game winning streak ended.

SENATORS 5, FLYERS 4, SO

In Ottawa, Jason Spezza scored the winning goal in the shootout to lift Ottawa over Philadelphia.

The Senators earned their first shootout win of the season after dropping their first four in the tiebreaker. Ottawa ended a five-game skid at home.

Clarke MacArthur had two regulation goals for the Senators, and Patrick Wiercioch and Kyle Turris also scored. Craig Anderson made 25 saves.

Michael Raffl netted his first NHL goal, and Jakub Voracek, Luke Schenn and Kimmo Timonen also scored for the Flyers. Steve Mason stopped 30 shots.