DENVER Corey Perry turned in a performance worthy of an All-Star. So did Curtis McElhinney, even if Anaheims backup goalie simply was filling in for one.
Perry scored three goals, and McElhinney, a Colorado College product, stopped 25 shots, leading the Ducks to a 3-0 victory over the struggling Colorado Avalanche on Saturday.
No three-goal games in his first five seasons, Perry now has two in a nearly two-month span. He completed his hat trick by scoring an empty-net goal with 17.3 seconds remaining on a play set up when Todd Marchant delivered the puck to him.
Unselfish, Perry said. Thats how were continuing our success, unselfish play.