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Ducks Move on to Western Conference Finals

Debora Robinson/NHLI via Getty Images(ANAHEIM) -- Corey Perry endured a brutal hit from Flames center Matt Stajan and would return the pain in spades.

Perry scored the game winning goal 2:26 minutes into overtime to send the Anaheim Ducks onto the Western Conference Finals where the Chicago Blackhawks await.

Early in the second period, Stajan drove his hip hard into Perry with an open-ice check. Perry collapsed onto the ice and soon limped over to his bench. He returned a few minutes later, but obviously not at full strength. 

“It was huge, you see him go down and hold your breath and hope he’s fine,” Ducks forward Matt Beleskey said. “He’s a guy who takes a beating every night, comes back and scores big goals, that’s why he’s one of the best players in the league.”

The Ducks tied the game early in the third when Francois Beauchimin fired a rocket of a shot on Karri Ramo. Beleskey was screening Ramo and tipped the puck past the Flames net minder.

In overtime, Cam Fowler fired a shot towards Ramo, the puck died in the crease and during the scrum Patrick Maroon and Perry both slashed away at the puck. It was Perry, who was fighting for position with Ramo, that pushed the puck into the net and defeated the Flames in five games.

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Gary Bettman Dismisses "Katy Perry" Chants Towards Ducks Perry

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(NEW YORK) -- As the Stanley Cup Playoffs roll on in the NHL the intensity of both the player and the fans has been ratcheted up.

 NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman was asked if he found any issue with Anaheim Ducks winger Corey Perry having chants of "Katy Perry" directed at him by the fans.

 “You’re suggesting that the crowd saying ‘Katy Perry’ to Corey Perry was sexist? Or misogynist?” he asked. “I don’t think taunting chants at players on the other side of the ice is intended to be sexist in the slightest. It’s like when you call a goaltender a sieve, they chant that. Is that now inappropriate also?”

 The Anaheim Ducks swept the Winnipeg Jets in the first round of the playoffs. Perry had seven points in the series, scoring three goals and adding four assists.

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Sidney Crosby Has The Mumps

Gregory Shamus/NHLI via Getty Images(PITTSBURGH) -- The NHL has had a rash of mumps outbreaks in the past couple weeks.

The latest victim is its most high-profile player: Sidney Crosby.

According to TSN's Bob McKenzie, Crosby became the latest NHL player to contract the virus.

The list includes Corey Perry and Francois Beauchemin of the Anaheim Ducks, Tanner Glass of the New York Rangers, Travis Zajac and Adam Larsson of the New Jersey Devils, as well as Ryan Suter, Keith Ballard, Marco Scandella, Jonas Brodin and Christian Folin of the Minnesota Wild.  The St. Louis Blues also were reported to have a couple players diagnosed.

Mumps cases have been rare for several decades, as most children receive a vaccination. 

According to the Mayo Clinic, "Mumps is a viral infection that primarily affects the parotid glands — one of three pairs of saliva-producing (salivary) glands, situated below and in front of your ears... it can cause swelling in one or both parotid glands."

The NHL is taking proactive measures to control the outbreak and educate teams about how to handle the disease. 

According to an NHL spokesman, the league has been working with team doctors and physicians to avoid spreading the virus in team locker rooms, as well as distributing "links to the CDC website" and disseminating "literature regarding mumps."

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Ducks Top Stars, 3-2, Take 2-0 Lead

Len Redkoles/ NHLI via Getty Images(ANAHEIM, Calif.) -- Ryan Getzlaf scored and had an assist after taking a slap shot to the face in Game 1 in the Ducks 3-2 win over the Stars on Friday night.

Getzlaf saw the birth of his third child as well prior to Game 2 and his goal tied the game at one in the first period.

Corey Perry would score the second goal of the night in the second period and Andrew Cogliano put them up by two in the third to take a commanding 2-0 series lead.

"It's been absolutely incredible couple of days," Getzlaf said. "They were a little hectic, but these are the things you want to do in life. At least tonight I didn't get hit in the face."

Rookie goalie Frederik Andersen made 34 saves in the victory as the series shifts to Dallas on Monday.

"We handed them their opportunities and their goals," Dallas coach Lindy Ruff said. "We skated well. The effort was great, but we made a couple of mistakes that cost us."

The last Stanley Cup for the Ducks came back in 2007 when Getzlaf and Perry were playing in supporting roles.

"Every once in a while, you need your best players to step it up when the rest of the guys lose their composure," Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau said. "Getzy, with what happened to him in the last three days, to come in and get two points and a plus-3 rating, is a sure reason why he (should be) hopefully nominated for the MVP."

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Ducks Shut Down L.A. Kings At Dodger Stadium, 3-0

Len Redkoles/NHLI via Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- The Anaheim Ducks (39-10-5; 83pts) shut down the Los Angeles Kings (29-18-6; 64pts) at Dodger Stadium on Saturday night, 3-0.

In the opening period, forward Corey Perry scored the Ducks first goal at 2:45 with an assist from captain Ryan Getzlaf. Just under six minutes later, forward Matt Beleskey scored Anaheim’s second goal. At 18:31 into the third period, Ducks forward Andrew Cogliano scored his 17th goal of the season on an empty-netter.

Ducks goaltender Jonas Hiller stopped 36 shots for his 20th career shutout.

Anaheim has now won 21 of their last 24 games while Los Angeles is on a five-game losing streak.

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Corey Perry Signs Eight-Year Extension with Ducks

Debora Robinson/NHLI via Getty Images(ANAHEIM, Calif.) -- The Anaheim Ducks signed winger Corey Perry to a eight-year, $69 million contract extension Monday.

The signing comes just weeks after the Ducks signed center Ryan Getzlaf to a eight-year, $66 million extension.

“We are excited that Corey has committed to us for the next eight years,” said Ducks Executive Vice President/General Manager Bob Murray. “Similar to the case with Ryan Getzlaf, Corey wanted to stay in Anaheim and be part of our organization long term. He is an exceptional player who competes with heart and soul and has won at every level.”

Perry, the 2011 NHL MVP, is in his eighth NHL season, all played with the Ducks. He was part of the Ducks' 2007 Stanley Cup winning squad.

“Staying in Anaheim has always been my first choice,” Perry said. “This is a great place to play, and I’m very grateful to have the opportunity to remain here. ... I’m pleased to have this done so our focus can remain on our ultimate goal -- bringing another Stanley Cup to Orange County.”

The way the Ducks are playing that goal may become a reality. The Ducks currently are 21-3-4 and have the second most points in the NHL.

Perry has nine goals and 15 assists in 25 games this season.

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Boudreau Signs Two-Year Extension with Ducks

A.J. Messier/NHLI via Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The Anaheim Ducks have signed head coach Bruce Boudreau to a two-year contract extension that takes him through the 2014-2015 season, the Ducks announced Thursday.

Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Boudreau became the Ducks head coach last season, two days after he was fired as a coach of the Washington Capitals.

The Ducks went 27-23-8 after Boudreau took over.

During his time with Anaheim and Washington, he compiled a 228-111-48 record.

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