It might not have been the most artistic or skillful win of the season. But the Ducks' 5-4 overtime victory Tuesday over the lowly Carolina Hurricanes might prove to be among the most important.
Down 4-2 with less than 15 minutes to play, the Ducks fought back on goals by Devante Smith-Pelly and Corey Perry to force overtime. Ryan Getzlaf scored 45 seconds into the extra period to win it, saving the Ducks from a season-long three-game losing streak.
“It's not very pretty but we'll take it,” Perry said with a sigh.
Added Getzlaf: “The fact that we found a way to win is a good thing. And maybe it's a wake-up call.”
The Ducks certainly seemed to be sleepwalking...