ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Corey Perry got to 40 goals and helped the Anaheim Ducks reach 50 wins.
“Their team was taking away the far side, so I just tried to shoot it as hard as I could,” said Beauchemin, who scored his 10th career winning goal. “I knew (Perry) was going for a rebound if it was there. Fortunately, it went in. I was pretty happy with that one.”
It is the second time Perry has reached 40 goals in a season.
“We’ve been a team that’s worked had all year,” Perry said. “We have that never-say-die attitude. If we continue to push and play the right way for a full 60 minutes, we’ll be all right.”
Rookie goalie Frederik Anderson (19-5) stopped 30 shots for the Ducks, 5-0-1 in their last six games.
“That’s twice he’s come up with a big save,” Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau said. “He made a big save when it was 2-0 right after their goal. Then we score right away. What a swing.
“There’s no way we would’ve come back from 3-0, but Freddie stood tall and made a great save.”
Philip Larsen scored his third of the season in the first period for Edmonton.
Anaheim improved to 27-7-4 at home. Edmonton dropped to 12-22-6 on the road.
“The idea of winning 50 games is pretty cool, quite frankly,” Boudreau said. “There’s only going to be a few teams that do it, and when you’re one of them, it’s quite an accomplishment. I’m pretty proud of the guys for 50 wins.”
In two seasons with Anaheim, Fasth was 17-8-3 with four shutouts and a 2.32 goals-against average.