Corey Perry was a fresh-faced second-year player and just 21 when the Ducks started their playoff run to a Stanley Cup championship in 2007. Now, the 2010-11 Hart Trophy winner is a little more than a month removed from signing an eight-year, $69-million extension, and the attention on him is far more glaring with the Stanley Cup playoffs just days away. "Starting from a young age and maturing as a player, you're taught to put the team on your back," Perry said after practice Friday at Honda Center. "Everybody wants to do that." Perry has two goals and three assists in the last five games, and it isn't the first time he has gone on a scoring streak this season. From Feb. 15 to March 10 — when the Ducks (30-11-6) were going 9-1-2 — Perry had eight goals and 10 assists. He has 15 goals and 21 assists for the season heading into Saturday's regular-season finale at home against Phoenix. Health watch Ducks wing Bobby Ryan, who left Canada early to return home and recover from the flu, practiced Friday and said he was feeling better. Asked if he'll play the finale against Phoenix, Ryan said, "I'll try." Coach Bruce Boudreau said defenseman Luca Sbisa (lower body injury) will remain sidelined. "We want to win, end on a high note and feel good about ourselves going into our playoffs," Boudreau said of the otherwise inconsequential game.
Corey Perry ready to carry the Ducks on his back
Los Angeles Times | Apr 28