Corey Perry

Corey Perry and the Ducks are flying high because they refused to give up on themselves

Corey Perry and the Ducks are flying high because they refused to give up on themselves

Through the worst of times, when the Ducks were winning once in their first 10 games and right wing Corey Perry's scoring touch was nowhere to be found until the team's 12th game, he and they refused to accept that they were as bad as the standings and the statistics indicated.

"We dug ourselves a hole," he said, "and we found a way to get out of it."

The Ducks gave themselves a lot of digging to do, but they've erased nearly their entire deficit. Perry's hat trick in the Ducks' 4-2 victory over the Kings on Sunday did more than trigger a shower of caps from the stands at Honda Center: it moved the Ducks within two points of the division-leading Kings and...

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