Corey Perry of the Anaheim Ducks is one of the top goal scorers in the NHL, and he showed why on Monday night against the New York Islanders. With time winding down in the second period and the Ducks up by one, Perry pulled out a defense-busting move and powered his way through New York’s D.
The result was one of the more spectacular goals we’ve seen so far this season.
We see players drop to one knee to get a better piece of a one-time shot, but what Perry does here is pretty miraculous. He’s tripped up on the play, and the ref”s arm goes up to call the infraction. No need though, since the sniper manages to make a small deke while sliding on his knees, changing the angle for Anders Nilsson just enough to beat him high.
Calvin de Haan looks like he never had a chance on the play to begin with, but it’s tough to imagine Islanders head coach Jack Capuano being happy with the fact that he had four guys back and all of them got scorched by Perry. To make matters worse, New York could have gone into the third period down by a single goal.
After Perry’s strong individual effort, Anaheim led by two and would eventually win 5-2. The loss was the 10th in a row for the Islanders.