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Anaheim Ducks defeat Edmonton Oilers, gain ground on Los Angeles Kings

Anaheim Ducks defeat Edmonton Oilers, gain ground on Los Angeles Kings

The Ducks were ready to return home.

Corey Perry scored his 31st goal of the season and John Gibson made 27 saves Monday night to help the Ducks defeat the Edmonton Oilers, 2-1, and pull within a point of the first-place Kings in the Pacific Division.

"I thought we were resilient, but we were pretty sloppy tonight and we looked a little tired," said Ducks Coach Bruce Boudreau, whose team will play its next four games in Anaheim after wrapping up a five-game Canadian trip.

"It was a good win for us to have at the end of a long road trip, allowing only one goal. But they missed some opportunities, but [Gibson] was the...

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