The Stat Line Of The Night — 4/6/11 — Corey Perry
Chants of “M-V-P” could be heard echoing throughout the Honda Center last night during the game between the Anaheim Ducks and the San Jose Sharks, and while the Ducks fans were trying to convince anyone with a vote that Corey Perry was worthy of such an honor, it was the Ducks’ all-star winger that was doing most of the convincing with his play.
Perry entered the game with a league leading 47 goals, while sitting 3 points shy of the Canucks Daniel Sedin for the lead in that category. Thanks to his hat-trick and an impressive four-point performance, Perry would leave the game as the only 50 goal scorer in the NHL this season (and it will likely stay that way), and the new league leader in points. Most importantly, he would help guide his Ducks to a crucial 6-2 victory, moving them inches closer to securing a playoff berth.
Despite having some question marks in goal, the Ducks are one team capable of pulling off a few upsets in the playoffs. Much of that has to do with the play of their top line of Perry, Ryan Getzlaf and Bobby Ryan, who combined for 11 points during last night’s game. Their fantastic play down the stretch has not only helped them get into the post-season, but it will also garner Perry plenty of consideration in Hart Trophy voting. For now, he earns “The Stat Line of the Night” for Wednesday, April 6, 2011.