|ANA||0||0||0||(0 - 0)||5|
|PHX||0||0||0||(0 - 0)||2|
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - The Anaheim Mighty Ducks are peaking at just the right time.
Teemu Selanne scored twice and added an assist to lead the streaking Anaheim Mighty Ducks past the Phoenix Coyotes 5-2 Saturday night for their sixth straight win.
"It's the perfect time to be hot," Selanne said. "Everybody knows it's tough to face a hot team in the playoffs, and right now we're hot."
Scott Niedermayer, Corey Perry and Francois Beauchemin also scored for the Ducks, who beat Phoenix for the seventh time in eight games to remain in fifth place in the Western Conference.
"We've got a long way to go," Anaheim coach Randy Carlyle said. "There still are a lot of points available."
The Ducks, 9-1 in their last 10 and 10-2-1 since the Olympic break, were in ninth place when they played in Phoenix two weeks earlier.
"We've been playing very well, but we expected ourselves to play very well all year," said Jean-Sebastian Giguere, who made 32 saves in his second start in two nights. "We should have been doing this all year."
Mike Comrie and Oleg Kvasha scored for the Coyotes, who had a three-game winning streak snapped.
"We let ourselves down in a couple of areas but we competed," Coyotes coach Wayne Gretzky said. "It's tough to lose. You hate to lose, but I know we're going forward here and have the team going in the right direction."
Perry broke a 2-2 tie at 4:19 of the second period, sliding a hard shot from the left circle under David LeNeveu's glove. Selanne made it 4-2 just 54 seconds later, taking a pass from Vitaly Vishnevski at the right side of the crease and redirecting the puck into the net.
"That's why he's one of the best players in the world," LeNeveu said.
Beauchemin capped the scoring with Anaheim's third power-play goal in as many chances, a blast from the top of the right circle with 6:29 remaining.
The Mighty Ducks are 9-for-14 on the power play in their last three games.
"I really believe it's pride," Selanne said. "For the guys who are lucky enough to play on the power play, it has to be a bonus for everyone out there. Even one PP goal every day is going to be huge."
Comrie gave Phoenix a 1-0 lead 69 seconds in when he took a pass from Mike Johnson, skated untouched between the circles and beat Giguere with a short wrist shot.
Niedermayer tied it at 12:29 of the period with a power-play goal from the left circle. Selanne gave Anaheim its first lead, 3-2, on a slap shot from the left circle for a power-play goal with 24.7 seconds left in the second.
Kvasha tied it 2-2 with the help of video replay. Kvasha's sharp shot from the left corner of the crease hit the crossbar and bounced off the back of Giguere's glove before entering the net. The goal originally was waved off, but was credited after a short review.
"We tried to get the pucks in and we tried to get their defense to turn but it was a little late," Comrie said.
Notes: Anaheim went 7-0-1 against Phoenix this season. ... Coyotes LW Josh Gratton logged his second fight in two games with Phoenix, squaring off with Todd Fedoruk midway through the second period. ... Selanne has seven goals and 18 assists in his last 18 road games. ... LeNeveu, recalled from San Antonio of the AHL on Wednesday, made his second straight start.
|Mike Comrie (25) ASST: Mike Johnson (30), Oleg Kvasha (16)|
1 - 0 PHX
|PPG - Scott Niedermayer (12) ASST: Andy McDonald (39), Teemu Selanne (41)|
1 - 1 Tie
|PPG - Teemu Selanne (32) ASST: Ryan Getzlaf (17)|
2 - 1 ANA
|Oleg Kvasha (11) ASST: Mike Comrie (27), Keith Ballard (26)|
2 - 2 Tie
|Corey Perry (11) ASST: Ryan Getzlaf (18), Todd Fedoruk (17)|
3 - 2 ANA
|Teemu Selanne (33) ASST: Chris Kunitz (15), Vitaly Vishnevski (7)|
4 - 2 ANA
|PPG - Francois Beauchemin (7) ASST: Andy McDonald (40), Joffrey Lupul (22)|
5 - 2 ANA
|Sean O'Donnell Hooking against Josh Gratton|
|Dennis Seidenberg Hooking|
|Fredrik Sjostrom Tripping against Todd Marchant|
|Vitaly Vishnevski Delaying Game - Puck over glass|
|Vitaly Vishnevski Tripping|
|Josh Gratton Fighting against Todd Fedoruk|
|Todd Fedoruk Fighting against Josh Gratton|
|Joe Dipenta Delaying Game - Puck over glass|
|Todd Fedoruk Interference - Goalkeeper against David Leneveu|
|Geoff Sanderson Boarding|
|Sean O'Donnell Interference|
|Paul Mara Holding|
|Rob Niedermayer Hooking|
|SA: 34||TOI: 59:59|
|Saves: 32||EV: 18 - 20|
|PIM: 0||PP: 14 - 14|
|SV%: .941||SH: 0 - 0|
|SA: 27||TOI: 59:56|
|Saves: 22||EV: 15 - 17|
|PIM: 0||PP: 6 - 9|
|SV%: .815||SH: 1 - 1|