The equivalent of hockey bliss for Ducks fans came roughly midway through the second period.
Shortly after Anaheim announced on its scoreboard an eight-year contract extension for Corey Perry, there was one beautiful scoring rush after another. Peter Holland finished a tic-tac-toe play. Rookie Emerson Etem scored his first National Hockey League goal, and captain Ryan Getzlaf scored a shorthanded goal.
Only two late goals by the San Jose Sharks marred Monday night for Anaheim, whose 5-3 win marked a franchise-record 12th straight home victory -- and set set up a marquee matchup Wednesday with the Chicago Blackhawks (24-2-3).