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What we learned from the Ducks' 4-1 victory over the Sabres
What we learned from the Ducks' 4-1 victory over the Sabres

It’s the “it” factor that transforms a team on its season journey from infancy into something head-turning. It, for the Ducks, is Corey Perry being able to say that through seven games -- six of them victories -- he already has two hat tricks. The former 50-goal scorer and 2011 Hart Trophy-winning right wing is tied for the NHL lead with Rick Nash of the New York Rangers with eight goals. In Wednesday’s 4-1 victory over the Buffalo Sabres at Honda Center, Perry streaked down ice in the first period to accept a Ryan Getzlaf pass that he throttled by Sabres goalie Michal Neuvirth. He then launched a deep shot for a 3-1 lead with 2:43 remaining in the game, tacking...

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