Anaheim Ducks right winger Corey Perry tied a National Hockey League record on Thursday for the most overtime goals in a single playoff season. Perry scored his third overtime winner on Thursday, which ties him with Mel Hill of the Boston Bruins and Maurice Richard of the Montreal Canadiens.
Perry's overtime winner against the Nashville Predators in game four of the Western Conference Final on Thursday came at 10:25 of the first overtime to give Anaheim a 3-2 win. It was an unassisted marker which put the Ducks on even terms with the Predators at two games apiece in the best out of seven series. Prior to Thursday, Perry scored the overtime winner for the Ducks in their first-round game three 5-4 win over the Calgary Flames on April 17 and the overtime winner in the Ducks' second round game five 4-3 double overtime win over the Edmonton Oilers on May 5. In the Ducks win over the Oilers on May 5, Anaheim was trailing Edmonton 3-0 with about four minutes left in the third period before they delivered one of the most improbable comebacks in National Hockey League history.
Hill, meanwhile, scored three overtime winners for the Bruins in the 1939 Stanley Cup semi-finals against the New York Rangers. Richard scored his three overtime goals in the 1951 Stanley Cup playoffs.