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Ducks Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry are racking up points

November 6, 2008 |  7:05 pm

Corey Perry, bottom center, and Ryan Getzlaf, top center, crash into each other as Perry gets a shot past St. Louis Blues goalie Chris Mason.

The victory against the St. Louis Blues did more than extend the Ducks' hot streak to 8-0-1 in their last nine games. It also vaulted Ryan Getzlaf to NHL points leader with 18.   

Getzlaf, who dominated Wednesday night's game, now has six goals and 12 assists and is tied with Evgeni Malkin of the Pittsburgh Penguins, who has four goals and 14 assists.

Getzlaf's linemate Corey Perry is next with 17 points (four goals and 13 assists), tied with Alexander Semkin of the Washington Capitals. As each said in postgame interviews, their line is clicking.

Last season, Getzlaf finished with 24 goals and 58 assists, while Perry had 29 goals and 25 assists.

Look for Chris Foster's notebook off today's practice later on latimes.com. And to show how much of a team Perry and Getzlaf are, take a look at this photo from last season, when the Ducks (in white) played the Buffalo Sabres.

-- Debbie Goffa

Photo: Corey Perry, bottom center, and Ryan Getzlaf, top center, crash into each other as Perry gets a shot past St. Louis Blues goalie Chris Mason. At left is St. Louis defenseman Jay McKee. Credit: Mark Avery / Los Angeles Times

Pop-up photo: Corey Perry and Tim Connolly tie up as Ryan Getzlaf pounds on the Buffalo Sabres' Nolan Pratt on Dec. 5, 2007, at the Honda Center. Credit: Alex Gallardo / Los Angeles Times