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Coyotes 3, Ducks 0
Phoenix Coyotes 3, Anaheim Ducks 0

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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.

Lee Stempniak 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.

Photo by Getty Images.
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.

► Click here to watch the KEY MOMENT.

• 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 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).
"They have so much speed and they are going to get their chances. We
just tried to limit their chances to stuff along the wall."
"(Ilya Bryzgalov) is the backbone of our team. We play a style that he realizes he can have success with. He's doing his part. He's a fantastic goaltender." "We owed them because they beat us twice already. So, it was a big win
for us."
Morris Tippett Doan
Bryzgalov Lydman Doan
  • Oct. 17, 2010: ANA 3, PHX 2
  • Dec. 5, 2010: PHX 3, ANA 0
  • March 13, 2011: 
  • Nov. 27, 2010: ANA 6, PHX 4
• Dec. 28, 2010:
  • Jan. 15, 2011:
scoring summary
1st Period
Taylor Pyatt (4) ASST: Sami Lepisto (2), David Schlemko (5)
1 - 0 PHX
2nd Period
PPG - Shane Doan (2) ASST: Keith Yandle (10), Ray Whitney (15)
2 - 0 PHX
3rd Period
EN - Lee Stempniak (8) ASST: Vernon Fiddler (2)
3 - 0 PHX
penalty summary
1st Period
Derek Morris  Tripping against  Corey Perry
Paul Bissonnette  Fighting (maj) against  George Parros
George Parros  Fighting (maj) against  Paul Bissonnette
Kyle Chipchura  Hooking against  Vernon Fiddler
Andy Sutton  Slashing against  Martin Hanzal
2nd Period
Derek Morris  Hooking against  Bobby Ryan
Paul Mara  Hooking against  Wojtek Wolski
Andy Sutton  Slashing against  Scottie Upshall
Matt Beleskey  Interference against  Vernon Fiddler
Corey Perry  Slashing against  Lee Stempniak
Eric Belanger  Hooking against  Matt Beleskey
3rd Period
Paul Mara  Roughing against  Wojtek Wolski
Wojtek Wolski  Cross checking against  Paul Mara
Paul Mara  Cross checking against  Wojtek Wolski
Wojtek Wolski  Slashing against  Paul Mara
goalie stats
Ilya Bryzgalov
Ilya Bryzgalov
SA: 26TOI: 59:58
Saves: 26EV: 18 - 18
PIM: 0PP: 5 - 5
SV%: 1.000SH: 3 - 3
Jonas Hiller
Jonas Hiller
SA: 38TOI: 59:57
Saves: 36EV: 28 - 29
PIM: 0PP: 8 - 9
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