ANAHEIM, Calif. -- It took the Ducks awhile to get rolling Monday night against a feisty New York Islanders team determined to end a long winless drought.
But the Ducks finally got going with two goals in the final 32.7 seconds of the second period and went on to win, 5-2, at Honda Center to stay unbeaten at home in regulation (11-0-2).
At the end of the frantic second, Cam Fowler scored a shorthanded goal off the rebound of a Matt Beleskey drive on a 2-on-1 break, then Corey Perry scored from his knees with 1.7 seconds left after the second nifty Daniel Winnik scoring pass of the period.
"I don't think we played the way we wanted to the whole night," Fowler said, "but you've got to find a way to get it done."
Perry, on a career-high six-game goal-scoring streak, put it away with his second of the night and 20th of the season, a rebound score on the power play at 7:40 of the third period.
"You've got work to get to the net to make those plays, and (Perry) gets there better than anyone in the league," Fowler said.
Ducks goalie Jonas Hiller, staunch all night, made 35 saves.
The Islanders, 0-8-2 in their past 10, have lost 10 games in a row in regulation. But they had the better of the play for the first 30 minutes in a start Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf called "very uncharacteristic" by his team. "We didn't come out to play hockey in the first period," he said. "But our guys did a good job regrouping and getting some timely goals."
Saku Koivu's back-handed rebound got the sluggish Ducks even at 15:54 of the first, but Thomas Vanek of the Islanders converted a John Tavares faceoff win into a 2-1 Islanders lead 4:17 into the second.
Winnik set up Andrew Cogliano's tying goal at 12:41 of the second with a pass through the legs of the Islanders' Thomas Hickey.
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