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Perry's ninth goal in 8 games helps Ducks beat Blue Jackets 3-1 for seventh straight win

  • Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Jack Johnson, left, watches Anaheim Ducks right wing Devante Smith-Pelly reach for the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Anaheim, Calif., Friday, Oct. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

    Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Jack Johnson, left, watches Anaheim Ducks right wing Devante Smith-Pelly reach for the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Anaheim, Calif., Friday, Oct. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)  (The Associated Press)

  • Columbus Blue Jackets left wing Nick Foligno skates past Anaheim Ducks center Rickard Rakell during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Anaheim, Calif., Friday, Oct. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

    Columbus Blue Jackets left wing Nick Foligno skates past Anaheim Ducks center Rickard Rakell during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Anaheim, Calif., Friday, Oct. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)  (The Associated Press)

  • Anaheim Ducks right wing Jakob Silfverberg, left, shoots past Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman James Wisniewski during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Anaheim, Calif., Friday, Oct. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

    Anaheim Ducks right wing Jakob Silfverberg, left, shoots past Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman James Wisniewski during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Anaheim, Calif., Friday, Oct. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)  (The Associated Press)

Corey Perry and defenseman Sami Vatanen scored power-play goals in the first period, and the Anaheim Ducks beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-1 on Friday night for their seventh consecutive victory.

John Gibson, starting in net for the first time since losing 6-4 in his hometown of Pittsburgh on opening night, faced just 17 shots as the two-time defending Pacific Division champions improved to 7-1. Last season, the Ducks also won seven straight after a season-opening loss at Colorado.

Scott Hartnell had a power-play goal for the Blue Jackets and Sergei Bobrovsky made 30 saves.

Anaheim's Ryan Getzlaf scored into an empty net with 2:27 remaining.