ANAHEIM – Rickard Rakell might never score an easier game-winning goal in a contest the Ducks had quite a time getting a handle on.
Rakell scored his second goal of the game with 2:34 left in regulation to snap a third-period tie and the Ducks went on to beat the Boston Bruins, 5-3, on Wednesday night at Honda Center.
The Ducks (32-20-10) erased two one-goal deficits and let one get away in a seesaw game that registered high on the thrill meter before an announced crowd of 15,135. They’ve alternated wins and losses over the past seven games but Rakell provided the satisfactory ending this time.
Kevin Bieksa and Corey Perry played the key supporting roles on the decisive score. Bieksa shot a pass over to Perry, who had an open net but saw the puck bounce off his skate. It took another good bounce across the crease right to Rakell, who tapped it in as Bruins goalie…