Perry scored a pair of goals, added an assist and went plus-3 in Thursday's 5-2 road win against Buffalo. After a 25-game stretch in which he put up zero multi-point efforts and just 11 total points, Perry finally woke up. Unfortunately, he's going to have a tough row to hoe if he wants to parlay this into a hot streak, as the Ducks continue their road trip in Washington on Saturday and Minnesota on Tuesday -- both of those teams boast terrific defense and goaltending.
Perry has just 11 points -- three goals -- through his past 25 games and hasn't registered a multi-point outing during the stretch. In the midst of his worst offensive season since 2006-07, Perry's been a major disappointment, and his 0.17 goals per game and 6.2 shooting percentage are career-low marks. The 31-year-old winger likely has some positive regression ahead, especially since he's being utilized in a top offensive role, but it also isn't out of the question that he's past his prime and won't significantly rebound.
Perry snapped a 13-game goal drought Thursday night with a goal against the Avalanche. Sure, it was the Avs and OK, it was into an empty net. But at the end of it all, a goal is still a goal. Hopefully, this snipe gets Perry rolling again, at least goal wise. He has six points in his last 10 games and remains on pace for a 60-point season. Perry's shooting percentage has to improve -- it's half of his career average. Expect an upswing soon.
Perry hasn't scored a goal in his past nine outings entering Wednesday's game against Detroit. The veteran winger has also only picked up three assists and is averaging just 16:43 of ice per night during the nine-game stretch. While his 22 assists have buoyed his fantasy value to a degree, Perry's scored 30 goals six times, and his current 0.18 goals-per-game mark is the lowest of his career. With a career-low 6.3 shooting percentage, better times are likely ahead for Perry, but it also isn't out of the question that his age-31 season turns out to be his worst showing in the goals column since his sophomore campaign (17 goals) in 2006-07.
Perry scored a power-play goal and logged a team-high 5:19 with the man advantage during Tuesday's loss to the Stars. Interestingly, Perry played just 11:14 at even strength Tuesday, so his ice time will be something to monitor over the next few games. It was likely an anomaly, but Perry hasn't exactly been the offensive force we're accustomed to, either. The 31-year-old winger has just seven goals through 30 games. However, there should be positive regression ahead of his current 7.8 shooting percentage, as Perry posted a 15.3 mark over his previous six campaigns.
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