ANAHEIM – Ilya Bryzgalov
shut out his former team for the third time since leaving Anaheim, Taylor Pyatt
scored on a deflection and Shane Doan
connected during a power play (see KEY MOMENT
below) to lead the Coyotes to a 3-0 victory over the Ducks at the Honda Center on Sunday night.
Bryzgalov made 26 saves for his second shutout of the season and 18th of his NHL career. He was waived by the Ducks during the 2007-08 season and claimed by the Coyotes.
scored into an empty net with 2:56 remaining.
The Ducks (13-13-3), who recorded 41 shots in a 4-0 loss to Detroit on Friday, were shut out in consecutive games for the first time since March 2008. It was the first time they were blanked in back-to-back home games since October 2003.
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Pyatt opened the scoring at 10:59 of the first period, redirecting Sami Lepisto
's one-timer from the right point through Jonas Hiller's legs. Hiller, who threw his head back in disgust after the puck eluded him, finished with 23 saves.
The Ducks, who snapped the Coyotes' seven-game winning streak with a 6-4 victory at Glendale on Nov. 27, received four consecutive minor penalties during a 4:18 span of the second period. The Coyotes (13-7-6) netted only one power-play goal out of it, but it was more than enough for them to beat Anaheim for the first time in three tries this season.
Joffrey Lupul, who hadn't played in an NHL game since Dec. 8, 2009, because of back surgery and a subsequent blood infection, made his season debut for Anaheim.
With Ducks defenseman Andy Sutton in the penalty box for slashing Scottie Upshall
, Coyotes captain Shane Doan
converted the rebound a one-timer by defenseman Keith Yandle
into his second goal of the season at 17:23 of the second period.
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• The Coyotes have won six of their past seven road games.
• Captain Shane Doan
has collected six points (one goal, five assists) in three games vs. Anaheim this season.
• The Coyotes blocked 13 shots in the shutout. Defenseman Keith Yandle
, who played 28:20, led the way with four blocks.
• Sunday's game was the 400th NHL game for Coyotes winger Lee Stempniak
, who marked the occasion by scoring an empty-net goal in the third period.
• Center Eric Belanger
won 9 of 14 faceoffs.
• Forward Paul Bissonnette
played just 4:28, but he led the Coyotes with three hits.
• The Coyotes scratched Kyle Turris
and Nolan Yonkman
. Both players are healthy.
• The Coyotes flew back to Phoenix immediately after the game. Phoenix's next game is on Thursday vs. the Minnesota Wild at Jobing.com Arena. The puck drops at 7 p.m. (Arizona time). The game can be seen on Fox Sports Arizona and can be heard on XTRA Sports 910 (AM).