Nick Bonino tied the game up with just 41 seconds remaining left in regulation and Corey Perry‘s power play goal with just six-tenths of a second left in overtime made sure that the Ducks’ streak of home games won without a regulation loss stayed in tact. It did not look good at the start as the Canucks jumped out to an early 2-0 lead due to the two power play goals scored that period. But as the case has been all season long, the Ducks never gave up and never lost hope. They knew that as long as they played their game, there would be a fighting chance.
I give credit to Jonas Hiller for his performance to make sure the game stayed within reach. Normally, it would be challenging to come back from an early 2-0 hole, but Hiller made save after save. The defense should get some credit too due to the season low two shots allowed in the second period. From my point of view, that second period was a turning point of the game. Had the Canucks stayed course and gotten off more shots in that period, there was no way the streak would still be alive.
The offense did their part too. From the second period on, they created pressure on Eddie Lack barricading him with shot after shot, hoping that there would be a few that would eventually get passed him. Give credit to Lack as well for his hard earned fight despite the loss. Now sitting at 17-0-2 at home, the Ducks magical run without a regulation loss at home remains in tact. With a remarkable record of 31-8-5 on the season, this team is proving why they are one of the best in the NHL.