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COYOTES COME UP SHORT AGAINST DUCKS

Friday, 09.23.2005 / 10:39 PM / News
Arizona Coyotes

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Power play goals by Sergei Fedorov and Temmu Selanne within a 17 second span of the third period lifted the Anaheim Mighty Ducks to a 5-3 victory Friday over the Phoenix Coyotes.

With Anaheim trailing 3-2, Fedorov sent a shot from the slot past Phoenix goalie Curtis Joseph to tie the game at 12:04 of the third.

Coyotes forward Mike Ricci was called for a hooking penalty after the play. On the ensuing power play, Selanne defected a Keith Carney slap shot past Joseph to give Anaheim the lead.

Carney had three assists in the game.

Curtis Glencross added an empty net goal for the Ducks in the final minute.

The victory was the first of the preseason for Anaheim (1-1-1) . Wayne Gretzky coached Phoenix from behind the bench for the second time in exhibition play and remains winless.

Gretzky made his debut behind the Coyotes bench in an 8-4 loss to the Kings at Phoenix on Tuesday. He sat in the general manager's suite during Phoenix's first two games.

Mike Rupp's power play goal gave Phoenix a 1-0 lead in the opening period. Ducks forward Joffrey Lupul tied the game on the power play with just 13 second to play in the period.

Defenseman Aaron Rome also scored on the power play in the second period to give Anaheim a 2-1 lead. Selanne, assisted on the goal, his first point in three exhibition games since returning to Anaheim as a free agent.

The Coyotes tied the game later in the middle period on a short-handed breakaway goal by Fredrik Sjostrom.

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