Perry, Eaves score early as Ducks down Canucks 4-1


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Published 12:57 a.m. ET March 29, 2017 | Updated 3 hours ago

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Minus their captain and leading scorer, the Anaheim Ducks didn’t miss a beat.

Corey Perry and Patrick Eaves scored 74 seconds apart early in the first period, and the playoff-bound Ducks cruised past the listless Vancouver Canucks 4-1 on Tuesday night to extend their season-high winning streak to five games.

Ryan Getzlaf, who leads the Ducks with 66 points, skated in warmups but was a late scratch with a lower-body injury. Anaheim was unfazed, grabbing a 2-0 lead just 1:37 into the game.

“It was huge,” Perry said. “It’s a big hole. (Getzlaf) has been playing some of his best hockey all season and guys stepped up.”

Nick Ritchie, with a goal and an assist, and Brandon Montour also scored for Anaheim, which clinched a playoff spot earlier in…

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