Defending Stanley Cup Champ Ducks Earn Fifth Straight Win at Preds' Expense

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Brandon Bochenski and Corey Perry scored goals and the Stanley Cup champion Anaheim Ducks stretched their winning streak to a season-high five games with a 2-1 victory over the Nashville Predators on Thursday night.

The Ducks, 7-0-1 in their last eight games, won the season series with the Predators 3-1.

Bochenski gave Anaheim a 1-0 at 15:12 of the first period when he deflect Mathieu Schneider's slap shot from the blue line through the legs of goalie Chris Mason. Ryan Getzlaf earned an assist, stretching his point streak to 12 games.

Perry extended the Ducks' advantage to two goals at 7:26 of the third period.

With a pass from center ice, Getzlaf sent Perry in on a partial breakaway. Perry faked to his backhand and slide the puck by Mason low to the glove side.

Jason Arnott's power-play goal at 15:24 of the third cut the Predators' deficit to 2-1. J.P. Dumont, at the right of the Anaheim net, sent a pass to Arnott at the left faceoff dot. Arnott one-timed the puck, beating goalie Jean-Sebastien Giguere on the short side. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

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