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Ducks 4, Senators 1

The SportsXchange

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Corey Perry scored twice as the Anaheim Ducks coasted to a 4-1 victory Sunday over the Ottawa Senators before a sellout crowd of 17,177 at Honda Center.

The Ducks (4-1) captured their fourth in a row and handed the Senators (1-2-2) their second straight setback.

Anaheim set a club mark for shots on goal, recording 56 and breaking the previous mark of 54 set against the Edmonton Oilers on March 27, 2009.

Ducks goalie Jonas Hiller turned back 30 shots, while Ottawa's Robin Lehner finished with 45 saves.

The Ducks set the tone early. Patrick Maroon connected on a pass with Corey Perry, who scored in the front of the net, for a 1-0 lead 27 seconds into the game.

Anaheim made it 2-0 when Getzlaf rebounded a miss by Hampus Lindholm and slapped it past goalie Craig Anderson at 4:06 of the first period.

At that point, Senators coach Paul MacLean pulled Anderson for Lehner, who registered 47 saves in a 3-2 loss to the San Jose Sharks on Saturday night.

Bobby Ryan, who was making his first return to Anaheim since being traded in the offseason, scored Ottawa's lone goal on a nifty pass from Kyle Turris, cutting the lead to 2-1, with 48 seconds remaining in the first.

Perry delivered again in the second period, when Lindholm rushed down the right side and found Perry open near the left circle. The right wing drilled the puck past Lerner for a 3-1 lead at 3:18 and his third goal of the season.

Nick Bonino produced an unassisted goal at 15:28 of the period, grabbing the puck after a faceoff with Jean-Gabriel Pageau and slipping it by Lerner to cap the scoring.

NOTES: The Ducks outshot the Senators 11-3 in the initial five minutes and 24-12 in the first period. The 24 shots were a club record for the most in an opening period, surpassing the mark of 23 set against the Detroit Red Wings on March 21, 2004. ... LW Dustin Penner, LW Matt Beleskey and D Mark Fistric were scratches for Anaheim. ... Ottawa's scratches were LW Matt Kassian and D Eric Gryba. ... The Senators will complete their six-game road trip with a visit to Phoenix to play the Coyotes on Tuesday. They will host the New Jersey Devils in their home opener Thursday. ... In celebration of their 20th anniversary season, the Ducks wore purple retro jerseys. ... The franchise recorded its first win exactly 20 years ago Sunday, a 4-3 decision over the Edmonton Oilers behind 28 saves by goalie Ron Tugnutt and a game-winning goal by Bill Houlder.
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