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Ducks reunite Perry-Getzlaf-Ryan line

Mar 6, 2013, 5:00 PM EDT

Ryan Kesler, Bobby Ryan, Corey Perry, Ryan Getzlaf, Andy Sutton

The big three are back together.

That was the word out of Anaheim on Wednesday as Ducks head coach Bruce Boudreau reunited Corey Perry, Ryan Getzlaf and Bobby Ryan on the same line in advance of tonight’s game against Phoenix.

Ryan will skate at left wing on the top line, a position that’s been something of a revolving door this season with the likes of Matt Beleskey, Kyle Palmieri, Daniel Winnik and Emerson Etem all getting a spin.

“By now we’ve played with everybody,” Getzlaf told NHL.com. “Generally we play a puck-possession game, so everybody who steps on our line knows that. They’ve got to come in and work, and we’ve got to try and work with them.”

The “RPG” line reached its apex during the 2010-11 season, which played a key role in Perry winning the Hart and Maurice Richard Trophies.

The trio combined to notch 245 points, with Ryan and Perry both hitting career highs (with 71 and 98 points, respectively.)

  1. tarotsujimoto74 - Mar 6, 2013 at 5:39 PM

    Maybe Bobby will get going now

  2. gnazarov - Mar 6, 2013 at 5:44 PM

    Can’t wait to watch that line play together again on a regular basis. So fun to watch. I always thought it was the best line in hockey a few years back, rivaled only by the Thornton-Heatley-Marleau line.

  3. thehighcountrybear - Mar 6, 2013 at 6:33 PM

    All that’s missing in the picture is the Stanley Cup. Can’t see Boudreau missing with this bunch; short of a Canucks team finding form late-on, nothing is going to prevent a California repeat!

    • adambballn - Mar 6, 2013 at 6:35 PM

      Apparently you’ve been living under a rock and have failed to see the way the Chicago Blackhawks have been playing this season?!?

    • pone27 - Mar 6, 2013 at 6:48 PM

      Laugh Out Loud. Had to spell it out this time.

      No way all 3 are sticking around after this season anyway.

      Btw, shouldn’t you be boycotting the NHL right now?

  4. thehighcountrybear - Mar 6, 2013 at 6:48 PM

    Pissing myself laughing here! The Hawks have back-doored more games than Liberace and Rock Hudson on free-for-all-fridays in the Hollywood Hills. What, stumbling through game after game catching break after break while light in the loafer posers like Marian Hossa pull sympathy majors with flopping and diving antics somehow qualifies the Hawks for anything beyond passing consideration? When the serious bang and crash starts, look for Captain Serious and Cabby Killer Kane to pull the full Penn and Teller; hey, presto magic, gone and forgotten? Give your head a shake man…

    • pone27 - Mar 6, 2013 at 6:53 PM

      Trash talking the Blackhawks right now is like saying a McDonalds chicken sandwich tastes like filet mignon.

      Get off it, hater. Good luck with your mediocre D, your hot goalie, and decent 3rd and 4th line.

      Hawks are by far the best team in the leagues, regardless of the streak.

    • buckyblackhawk - Mar 6, 2013 at 8:07 PM

      I got a good laugh throughout the post especially at Cabby Killer Kane. The only “back-doored game” I remember was at Flames.

  5. thehighcountrybear - Mar 6, 2013 at 7:03 PM

    Fairy tales can come true, it can happen to you
    If you’re young at heart
    For it’s hard, you will find, to be narrow of mind
    If you’re young at heart

    You can go to extremes with impossible schemes
    You can laugh when your dreams fall apart at the seams
    And life gets more exciting with each passing day
    And hockey is either in your heart or on it’s way

  6. dawgpounddave - Mar 7, 2013 at 4:15 AM

    Ducks beat Chicago earlier in the year…

    …just sayin’.

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