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Ducks blast Senators 4-1 with club-record 56 shots
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Anaheim Ducks right wing Corey Perry, center, celebrates his goal with center Ryan Getzlaf, right, as defenseman Hampus Lindholm, of Sweden, looks on during the first period of their NHL hockey game, Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
October 13, 2013, 10:46 pm

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Corey Perry scored two goals, Jonas Hiller made 30 saves, and the Anaheim Ducks beat Bobby Ryan and the Ottawa Senators 4-1 Sunday night for their fourth straight victory.

Captain Ryan Getzlaf and Nick Bonino also scored for the Ducks, who were Mighty again on a throwback night celebrating the 20th anniversary of the franchise's 1993 debut. The Ducks wore their original eggplant-and-teal jerseys while racking up a franchise-record 56 shots against the Senators, who lost their fourth straight.

Ryan scored his 150th career goal amid boos from the sellout crowd in his first game back in Anaheim since the Ducks traded the high-scoring forward last summer.

Anaheim surpassed its previous club record of 54 shots, set in March 2009 against Edmonton. Ottawa also set a franchise record for shots allowed, surpassing the 51 shots yielded twice before.

Rookie defenseman Hampus Lindholm had two assists for his first NHL points for the Ducks, who followed up their 6-0 embarrassment of the New York Rangers last Thursday with another demolition of an Eastern Conference team. The defending Pacific Division champions have outscored their opponents 17-6 in four games since a season-opening loss at Colorado.

Hiller improved to 3-0 with several outstanding saves while wearing a throwback mask painted with the Ducks' old logo and a cartoon version of Wild Wing, the Ducks' mascot.

Anaheim had 11 shots and two goals in the first five minutes alone. Ottawa allowed 24 shots in the first period in Anaheim after yielding 24 in the third period of Saturday night's 3-2 loss in San Jose.

Craig Anderson allowed two goals on the Ducks' first nine shots before Robin Lehner replaced him just 4:06 into the first period. Lehner stopped 45 shots for the Senators, who yielded 50 shots at the Shark Tank.

The game was a bittersweet homecoming for Ryan, the Ducks' former No. 2 overall pick who had four 30-goal seasons in Anaheim before the club shipped him to Ottawa in an apparent cost-cutting move. The Ducks landed promising forward Jakob Silfverberg, who went scoreless against his former team on his 23rd birthday after scoring four goals in Anaheim's first four games.

Ryan, who had publicly expressed discontent with the Ducks in the past, was greeted with mostly boos by the Orange County crowd - even more when he scored late in the first period on a sharp cross-ice pass from Kyle Turris.

The Mighty Ducks of Anaheim joined the NHL in 1993 when the Walt Disney Company named its expansion franchise after the Emilio Estevez-starring kids' movie released a year earlier. Anaheim welcomed back 15 members of the original roster Sunday night, with the biggest cheers reserved for goalie Guy Hebert and enforcer Stu Grimson.

The Ducks came out roaring from the opening faceoff, cycling the puck at will and racking up a huge shots advantage. Perry scored from the slot just 27 seconds in on a pass from Patrick Maroon, and Getzlaf added another less than four minutes later on a setup from Lindholm.

Ottawa trailed just 2-1 despite the Ducks' 24 shots, a franchise record for a first period. But the Ducks kept flying in the second period.

Lindholm made an exceptional backhand, cross-ice pass to set up Perry's second goal. Bonino put Anaheim up 4-1 when he lost a faceoff to Jean-Gabriel Pageau, yet still controlled the puck and put a snap shot past Lehner.

NOTES: Anaheim LW Dustin Penner was scratched with a lower-body injury. ... Ottawa joined the NHL one season before the Ducks. ... The Senators visit Phoenix on Tuesday night to conclude their season-opening, six-game road trip. Anaheim visits Canadian Tire Centre on Oct. 25.

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