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Penner’s play wowing Ducks teammates

Nov 9, 2013, 9:15 AM EST

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Dustin Penner‘s second time around with the Anaheim Ducks has been a great one to this point.

During the Ducks’ 6-2 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Friday night, Penner had a goal and three assists. Both he and Ryan Getzlaf piled up four points in the blowout win with Getzlaf earning a hat trick.

Following the game, Getzlaf spoke glowingly of Penner’s play.

Being a major contributor on a line with top talent can get you noticed.

Since Penner has played on a line with Getzlaf and Corey Perry, business has picked up. He has a five-game point streak and has piled up 12 points in 11 games. Meanwhile, he has a league-leading to this point plus-minus rating of plus-18.

Compare that to last season with the Los Angeles Kings when he had 14 points in 33 games and was a healthy scratch on occasion. Being back in Orange County is treating Dustin Penner pretty well.

  1. muckleflugga - Nov 9, 2013 at 2:09 PM

    “…we…”?

    who suddenly made getzlaf part of the selection committee…?

    what canada needs is speed and more speed…they’re going to see plenty of it on the big ice

    big and slow has always been team canada’s undoing playing in europe

    europe is where the speedy quick-handed snipers excel…bring those

    leave the big board crashing nhl stalwarts at home

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