Scoring Machine: O’s Anaheim Ducks Star Corey Perry Nabs Maurice "Rocket" Richard Trophy for Top NHL Goal Scorer
The Anaheim Ducks smashed their way into the playoffs. But it was Corey Perry’s own individual rippage that really swung the momentum. The O slasher’s heroic efforts and scoring during the last couple weeks of the regular season catapulted the team from a bottom of the barrel playoff position to the middle the pack. But make no mistake. He’d been doing that all season. (In his Oakley Hockey Visor, of course.) So much so that the right wing grabbed the Maurice “Rocket” Richard Trophy as the NHL’s top goal scorer for the 2010-11 season: the latest Duck since fellow Oakley athlete and legend Teemu Selanne took the inaugural award for his killer 1998-99 campaign.
Playoff Hope: Anaheim Ducks’ Corey Perry Powers to 50 Season Goals and Third Career Hat Trick, Dominates in 6-2 Victory Over San Jose Sharks
If any Anaheim Ducks fans had any jitters about playoff hopes going into Wednesday’s contest against the San Jose Sharks…there was one thing that detonated it all. And that thing’s name is Corey Perry. Oakley’s Hockey Star smashed in three goals (and his third career hat trick) in a 6-2 clobbering of the Sharks at the Honda Center, capping off an awesome 19 goals in the last 14 games – and a league leading 50 on the season. Coincidentally, it was the first time a Ducks slasher hit 50 big ones since fellow Oakley star Teemu Selanne sent ‘em in during the 1998-98 campaign.