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game recap

Coyotes 4, Ducks 1 (Preseason)

Monday, 06.18.2012 / 10:39 PM
By Dave Vest
ANAHEIM —
Kyle Turris notched a goal and an assist to ignite the Coyotes' four-goal second period, and Phoenix beat the Anaheim Ducks, 4-1, Tuesday night in the preseason opener for both teams at the Honda Center.

Andrew Ebbett, Brett MacLean and Viktor Tikhonov also scored goals for the Coyotes, who took 40 shots. Phoenix goalie Jason LaBarbera played the entire game and made 20 saves.

Turris, the third overall pick in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft, is hoping to regain a spot on the Coyotes’ roster after spending last season in the American Hockey League.

"I'm just trying to work hard and compete and show that I belong on this team," Turris said. "...I just feel like I'm ready."

►Click here to watch an interview with Turris recorded after Tuesday's game.

Bobby Ryan scored a power-play goal for the Ducks. Curtis McElhinney stopped 20 shots in the first 30 minutes, and Jason Levasseur made 16 saves in the final 30 minutes.

Neither team scored in the first period. The Coyotes were hampered by four major penalties.

Turris, who centered a line with Tikhonov and Scottie Upshall, scored a power-play goal with a wrist shot from the left circle at 4:40 of the second period to snap the scoreless tie.

Ebbett, who is battling Turris for a job at center, scored a goal from the high slot at 8:55 of the second period to up Phoenix's lead to 2-1. Ebbett also won 12 of 19 face-offs.

After Ryan scored to pull the Ducks to within 2-1, MacLean and Tikhonov netted goals within 2:10 of each other to bump Phoenix's lead to 4-1.

►Click here to watch an interview with Tikhonov recorded after Tuesday's game.

'YOTES NOTES

► Upshall played his first game since suffering a season-ending knee injury on Jan. 28, 2010. He played 15:41, took three shots on goal and delivered three hits. Click here to listen to an interview with Upshall recorded after Tuesday's game.

► Defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson, who played 30 shifts, wowed coaches by foiling a breakaway by Anaheim's Dan Sexton with a diving poke check at 11:21 of the first period.

► MacLean took a team-high seven shots on goal in 11:34.

► None of the Coyotes wore a "C" on his sweater for this game, but Upshall and Eric Belanger wore "A."

► Leading 4-1, enforcer Paul Bissonnette fought briefly with Anaheim's Mat Clark near the end of the game.

► The forward lines/defensive pairings on Tuesday:

Alexandre Picard-Andrew Ebbett-Petr Prucha
Paul Bissonnette-Eric Belanger-Lauri Korpikoski
Mikkel Boedker-Kyle Wellwood-Brett MacLean
Viktor Tikhonov-Kyle Turris-Scottie Upshall

Oliver Ekman-Larsson-Sami Lepisto
David Schlemko-Maxim Goncharov
Brandon Gormley-Noaln Yonkman

Reach Dave Vest at thedesertdogblog@phoenixcoyotes.com and follow him on twitter @davest4yotes.
scoring summary
1st Period
NONE
2nd Period
04:40
PHX
PPG - Kyle Turris (1) Wrist shot - ASST: David Schlemko (1), Maxim Goncharov (1)
1 - 0 PHX
08:55
PHX
Andrew Ebbett (1) Snap shot - ASST: Alexandre Picard (1), Petr Prucha (1)
2 - 0 PHX
09:37
ANA
PPG - Bobby Ryan (1) Slapshot - ASST: Cam Fowler (1), Lubomir Visnovsky (1)
2 - 1 PHX
16:28
PHX
PPG - Brett MacLean (1) Tip-in - ASST: Kyle Wellwood (1), Sami Lepisto (1)
3 - 1 PHX
18:38
PHX
Viktor Tikhonov (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Kyle Turris (1), Sami Lepisto (2)
4 - 1 PHX
3rd Period
NONE
penalty summary
1st Period
02:20
PHX
Sami Lepisto  Hooking  - 2 min against  Aaron Voros
04:53
PHX
Maxim Goncharov  Holding  - 2 min against  MacGregor Sharp
12:37
PHX
Alexandre Picard  Interference on goalkeeper  - 2 min against  Curtis McElhinney
17:17
PHX
Brandon Gormley  Hooking  - 2 min against  Peter Holland
2nd Period
03:42
ANA
Brandon McMillan  Holding the stick  - 2 min against  Petr Prucha
05:19
ANA
Mat Clark  Interference  - 2 min against  Paul Bissonnette
05:22
PHX
Viktor Tikhonov  Hooking  - 2 min against  Scott Valentine
09:29
PHX
Eric Belanger  Slashing  - 2 min against  Ryan Carter
13:20
ANA
Mat Clark  Holding  - 2 min against  Brett MacLean
15:42
PHX
Alexandre Picard  Roughing  - 2 min against  Mat Clark
15:42
ANA
Matt Beleskey  Roughing  - 2 min against  Alexandre Picard
15:42
ANA
Mat Clark  Roughing  - 2 min against  Alexandre Picard
3rd Period
02:28
ANA
Matt Beleskey  Slashing  - 2 min against  Brandon Gormley
09:23
PHX
Maxim Goncharov  Holding  - 2 min against  Emerson Etem
16:02
PHX
Paul Bissonnette  Fighting (maj)  - 5 min against  Mat Clark
16:02
ANA
Mat Clark  Fighting (maj)  - 5 min against  Paul Bissonnette
18:59
ANA
Aaron Voros  Fighting (maj)  - 5 min against  Nolan Yonkman
18:59
PHX
Nolan Yonkman served by Brett MacLean  Boarding  - 2 min against  Aaron Voros
18:59
PHX
Nolan Yonkman  Fighting (maj)  - 5 min against  Aaron Voros
goalie stats
Jason LaBarbera
SA: 21TOI: 60:00
GA: 1SV%: .952
Curtis McElhinney
SA: 22TOI: 30:13
GA: 2SV%: .909
Jean-Philippe Levasseur
Jean-Philippe Levasseur
SA: 18TOI: 29:47
GA: 2SV%: .889
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