The Anaheim Ducks had two first-round draft picks back in 2003 with which they selected Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry. Both players seem to be in sync with each other this season.
Perry netted a goal while Getzlaf recorded the famous Gordie Howe hat trick with a goal, an assist and a fighting penalty. Both of these players are having solid seasons with Perry recording 29 goals, showing flashes of his 2010-11 MVP Season and Getzlaf with 26 goals, which is a career-best for him. It is clear that these two are the main reason behind the success of the Ducks’ season and why the team is in contention to make a huge run in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
What makes Getzlaf and Perry so dangerous to opposing teams? Perhaps it is their intensity when it comes to attacking the net. We all know both players have a nasty slap-shot when given enough room on the ice, but it is also their presence close to the net that make them dangerous. This was seen in Getzlaf’s goal against the Philadelphia Flyers as he deflected a shot past Steve Mason late in the first period. Both players should continue to propel the Ducks going forward.
Even if a team manages to shut down one of them, you can count on the other to pick up the slack. These two could perhaps be the most dangerous tandem in the NHL at this point in the season. Look for Getzlaf and Perry to keep up the intensity and hopefully lead the Ducks to another trip to the promised land.