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COYOTES 4, DUCKS 0

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 1:49 AM
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COYOTES 4, DUCKS 0
Anaheim Ducks 0, Phoenix Coyotes 4

By Dave Vest
GLENDALE –
Ilya Bryzgalov made 32 saves to lead the Coyotes to a 4-0 triumph over the Anaheim Ducks at Jobing.com Arena on Saturday night.

The victory was Bryzgalov's 34th, and it set a franchise record for victories by a goalie in one season. Sean Burke, Bob Essensa and Brian Hayward all won 33 games in one season for the Coyotes/Winnipeg Jets. Bryzgalov passed them on Saturday with 16 games to go.

"It's nice but I'm not chasing any records here," Bryzgalov said. "I'm here to help my teammates win the games, and my teammates help me to win the games because we are in the same business and we're in the same boat.... We're trying to make the playoffs and every game we win we are closer to finishing this mission."

Petr Prucha, Wojtek Wolski, Vernon Fiddler and Keith Yandle scored goals for Phoenix (39-22-5), which has won two straight games after a three-game losing streak.

Prucha gave the Coyotes a 1-0 lead when he knocked a rebound past Ducks goalie Jonas Hiller at 19:14 of the first period with 33 seconds left on a Phoenix power play. Prucha's goal snapped a 0 for 29 power-play drought for the Coyotes.

Bryzgalov earned his seventh shutout of the season despite the fact that Anaheim had seven power plays. Phoenix's penalty killers, led by Fiddler, were very aggressive and smothered Anaheim's usually effective power-play units. The Ducks (30-27-7) had just eight power-play shots on goal.

"I thought our penalty killing was outstanding," Coyotes Head Coach Dave Tippett said. "It started with (Bryzgalov) in goal. They’re a big, heavy team that throws a lot of pucks at the net... The only down side of the penalty killing was I don’t like the penalties we were taking to put a team like that on the power play that many times.”

The defeat frustrated Ducks Head Coach Randy Carlyle.

"Our power play had numerous opportunities to execute and we didn’t do a very good job of that," Carlyle said. "It just seemed like we lost a lot of the one-on-one puck battles that were necessary to maintain some pressure… It seems like right now we’re not getting anywhere near the performance level that’s required.”
 
Leading 1-0, Coyotes forward Wojtek Wolski scored a nifty goal early in the second period that deflated the Ducks. After Coyotes center Matthew Lombardi won a faceoff in the neutral zone, he fed the puck into the Anaheim zone. Wolski, who has two goals and an assist in two games with Phoenix, gained control of the puck in the right circle, spun clockwise, and swept it at and through Ducks goalie Jonas Hiller at 0:52. Game over.
 
• Forward Petteri Nokelainen played his first game against Anaheim since the Ducks traded him to the Coyotes on Wednesday. Nokelainen played only 8:45, but he won 7 of 11 faceoffs.

• Center Robert Lang did not play because of a minor lower-body injury.

• On-ice officials originally ruled that a third-period shot by defenseman Keith Yandle hit the crossbar. After a stop in the action 30 seconds later, the video officials upstairs correctly ruled that Yandle's shot had gone under the crossbar/across the goal line before returning to play.

• Saturday's game was the 400th NHL game for Coyotes defenseman Zbynek Michalek.

• The Coyotes outscored the Ducks 10-2 in three games at Jobing.com Arena this season.

• The Coyotes scratched Paul Bissonnette, Robert Lang and Jim Vandermeer. The Ducks scratched Mike Brown, Brad Festerling and George Parros.

 
"I think we played a really, really good game. Special teams were outstanding. I think we dominated, played smart, and didn't make stupid mistakes."    "It was one of our focuses at the beginning of the game, not to be in the (penalty) box the whole night, but they have a lot of skill on their team and when they hang on to the puck as long as they do sometimes you’re forced to take penalties." "It comes down to who wants to win each little battle. They wanted it more than we did and they got rewarded for it. We just weren’t ready to compete as hard as we need to in those areas and we paid the price for it."
Bryzgalov Fiddler Niedermayer
 
Bryzgalov Wolski Fiddler
 
  • Nov. 7, 2009: ANA 4, PHX 3
  • Nov. 29, 2009: PHX 3, ANA 2 (OT)
  • Dec. 19, 2009: ANA 4, PHX 2
  • Oct. 31, 2009: PHX 3, ANA 2 (SO)
  • Dec. 23, 2009: PHX 4, ANA 0
  • March 6, 2010: PHX 4, ANA 0
scoring summary
1st Period
19:14
PHX
PPG - Petr Prucha (12) ASST: Radim Vrbata (18), Derek Morris (23)
1 - 0 PHX
2nd Period
00:52
PHX
Wojtek Wolski (19) ASST: Matthew Lombardi (29)
2 - 0 PHX
10:39
PHX
Vernon Fiddler (6) ASST: Wojtek Wolski (31), Adrian Aucoin (16)
3 - 0 PHX
3rd Period
16:13
PHX
Keith Yandle (11) ASST: Lee Stempniak (17)
4 - 0 PHX
penalty summary
1st Period
02:36
PHX
Petteri Nokelainen  Tripping against  Ryan Carter
05:29
ANA
Dan Sexton  Hooking against  Derek Morris
08:01
PHX
Taylor Pyatt  Tripping against  Corey Perry
10:57
ANA
Troy Bodie  Interference against  Shane Doan
17:47
ANA
Bobby Ryan  Too many men/ice - bench
2nd Period
03:19
PHX
Taylor Pyatt  Slashing against  Bobby Ryan
07:01
PHX
Sami Lepisto  Interference against  Dan Sexton
13:42
ANA
Matt Beleskey  Cross checking against  Keith Yandle
14:11
PHX
Matthew Lombardi  Holding against  Kyle Chipchura
3rd Period
01:40
PHX
Sami Lepisto  Holding against  Jason Blake
03:50
ANA
Kyle Chipchura  Roughing against  Keith Yandle
03:50
PHX
Keith Yandle  Roughing against  Kyle Chipchura
03:50
PHX
Vernon Fiddler  Misconduct (10 min) against  Sheldon Brookbank
03:50
ANA
Sheldon Brookbank  Misconduct (10 min) against  Vernon Fiddler
12:14
PHX
Sami Lepisto  Tripping against  Jason Blake
16:13
PHX
Derek Morris  Fighting (maj) against  Corey Perry
16:13
ANA
Corey Perry  Fighting (maj) against  Derek Morris
goalie stats
Jonas Hiller
Jonas Hiller
26-19-2
SA: 30TOI: 59:54
Saves: 26EV: 21 - 24
PIM: 0PP: 4 - 5
SV%: .867SH: 1 - 1
Ilya Bryzgalov
SA: 32TOI: 59:58
Saves: 32EV: 24 - 24
PIM: 0PP: 8 - 8
SV%: 1.000SH: 0 - 0
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