Teemu Selanne and
After Selanne snapped his personal 19-game goal-less drought with a second-period goal, Penner answered an unexpected late tie with the last-place
"Maybe we weren't as mentally sharp as in days past," Penner said after the Ducks (23-7-5) had their first three-day break between games since Oct. 7-9. "Not an excuse, but maybe that's why. We were able to find a way."
The Ducks denied they were also looking ahead to Tuesday, when they start a four-game trip at Detroit. The
In dropping Edmonton further into the
Selanne, 43, said all the winning has eased the burden of his personal slump, which dated to Oct. 20.
Selanne said he was texting his retired Ducks line mate, high-scoring Paul Kariya, on Saturday night when some advice was given.
"Go to the net, good things happen," Kariya texted.
"He knows," said Selanne. "Maybe I haven't done that enough. When you're used to scoring those pretty goals, sometimes you don't go to those ugly areas. You have to remind yourself where the goals are, that blue paint."
The Ducks took a 2-1 lead when Selanne went toward the net and smacked in a back-handed pass from center
Perreault had missed the last four games with a lower-body injury.
"Very good to see," Perreault said of Selanne scoring again.
Selanne had taken 31 shots without a goal before breaking through for his fourth goal of the season and 679th of his career.
He said he was looking forward to texting Kariya back Sunday, "You were right. Again."
Now 12-2 in his last 14 games against the Oilers, Ducks goalie
"We played a lot more desperate after they tied it up," Penner said. "All four lines started going, especially our line."
Penner's 10th goal, wristed by Edmonton goalie and former Duck
"It wasn't the best game we played, but our character and our will took over," said Corey Perry, whose seven-game streak of goals was stopped. "Those are the games you have to push through."
Selanne's goal came on the heels of the frustrated Ducks failing to capitalize on a five-minute penalty and game misconduct assessed on Oilers defenseman
A suspension of Potter is possible.
Bonino, who scored the Ducks' first goal, held his lower back in pain, and briefly left the ice before returning to play.