RECAP: Ducks rally past Hurricanes, 5-4
Ryan Getzlaf scored 45 seconds into overtime, Corey Perry scored two goals, and the Anaheim Ducks rallied from a two-goal deficit in the third period for a 5-4 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday night.
Perry tied it with 4:08 left in regulation for the Ducks, who stayed even with Nashville atop the overall NHL standings with a thrilling late rally.
Devante Smith-Pelly redirected Jakob Silfverberg's shot midway through the third period before Perry scored from a scrum in front of Anton Khudobin's net. Getzlaf then ended it with his 16th goal of the season.
Brad Malone scored on a third-period penalty shot and Jordan Staal added a late goal for the Hurricanes, who have lost three straight.
Alexander Semin and Jay McClement scored in a 2:17 span of the second period for the Hurricanes, who led 4-2 with 11 minutes left in regulation. Carolina then had a one-goal lead and a lengthy 5-on-3 advantage, but couldn't capitalize.
Ryan Kesler scored on the power play and Frederik Andersen stopped 28 shots for the Ducks.
Khudobin made 25 saves in Carolina's second stop on a four-game road trip.
The Ducks dropped back-to-back games to San Jose and Chicago last week after winning 18 of their previous 23, but they avoided heading out on a five-game road trip on their longest skid of the season.
Perry ended a five-game scoring drought and secured the seventh 20-goal season of his NHL career with the Ducks' opening score. He finished with two goals and an assist.
Semin tied it with just his second goal of the season, beating Andersen off a faceoff. The enigmatic Russian forward was a healthy scratch in four games late last month.
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McClement put the Hurricanes ahead by snapping his 23-game goal drought, but Kesler evened it again with an adroit tip on the power play for just his second goal in 15 games.
Carolina failed to score with a 5-on-3 advantage for 2 full minutes early in the third, but Malone converted a penalty shot after Cam Fowler broke up his breakaway moments later. Staal then batted home a rebound for his second goal in a season that began with a broken leg.
NOTES: Ducks D Eric Brewer struggled in his first game back in the lineup after a 24-game absence with a broken foot. Before his injury, Brewer had played just two games in Anaheim, which acquired him from Tampa Bay in late November. ... C Elias Lindholm returned to Carolina's lineup after a one-game absence, and Andrej Nestrasil was a scratch. ... The clubs meet again in Raleigh, North Carolina, on Feb. 12. ... Malone has four goals in six games.