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Coyotes 5, Ducks 4

Sunday, 10.23.2011 / 8:08 PM
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Coyotes 5, Ducks 4
Phoenix Coyotes 5, Anaheim Ducks 4
Three Stars of the Game
Martin Hanzal
1st
G: 2Shots: 5
A: 0Hits: 0
PTS: 2PIM: 4
+/-: 1TOI: 19:07
Mike Smith
2nd
SA: 33TOI: 60:00
GA: 4EV: 19-23
PIM: 0PP: 10-10
SV%: .879SH: 0-0
Ryan Getzlaf
3rd
Ryan Getzlaf
G: 2Shots: 4
A: 0Hits: 2
PTS: 2PIM: 0
+/-: 3TOI: 25:35
By Associated Press
ANAHEIM
-- The Coyotes forced the Anaheim Ducks into a number of critical mistakes which made all the difference in a one-goal win.

Martin Hanzal scored his first two goals of the season, Boyd Gordon and Lauri Korpikoski tallied less than two minutes apart in the second period, and the Coyotes beat their Pacific Division rivals, 5-4, on Sunday night at the Honda Center.

"We did a real good job of forechecking," Coyotes Head Coach Dave Tippett said. "We had a real mindset to push back, make sure we got in hard on the forecheck and create a couple of opportunities for ourselves."

Korpikoski and defenseman Keith Yandle both had a goal and an assist, Taylor Pyatt had two assists, and Mike Smith made 29 saves for Phoenix (3-3-1).

Ryan Getzlaf scored his first two goals of the season for the Ducks (4-3-0), who have dropped two in a row at home after a four-game winning streak. Lubomir Visnovsky had a goal and an assist, and Kurtis Foster also scored for Anaheim.

"Normally you don't give up four goals and call yourself a real sharp defensive team, but we came in wanting to play a good road hockey game and find a way to win," Tippett said. "We got a decent lead and hung on."

The Coyotes, coming off back-to-back home losses to Chicago and Los Angeles, scored on five of 19 shots against Jonas Hiller and chased him at 7:56 of the second with Phoenix leading by three.

Gordon put the Coyotes ahead to stay at 4:47 with his first goal of the season, converting a pass by Pyatt from behind the net after a shot by Korpikoski sailed wide right.

Korpikoski then scored on a short wrist shot after defenseman Adrian Aucoin intercepted an attempted clearing pass by Toni Lydman just inside the Anaheim blue line and got the puck to Pyatt. Another turnover by defenseman Cam Fowler led to Yandle's goal.

Hiller was then replaced by Dan Ellis, who stopped all 16 shots he faced.

Photo by Getty Images.
"The flurry of goals in the second period sunk our hockey club," Ducks Head Coach Randy Carlyle said. "I'm sure a couple of them Jonas would like to have back. Those are usually signs that the goalie doesn't have it going that night. I probably should have done something after the fourth goal instead of waiting for the fifth goal. It's easy to criticize the goalie because he's the last line of defense, but there's a lot of things that happened in front of him."

The Ducks responded to the switch, getting within 5-3 about 5 1/2 minutes later on Foster's first goal since being acquired this summer from Edmonton. Getzlaf scored his second with 1:08 remaining.

Hanzal opened the scoring at 4:41 of the first period, but Visnovsky tied it less than four minutes later with a one-timer that changed direction off Pyatt's stick.

Getzlaf put the Ducks ahead 2-1 at 14:02 of the first with another deflection, getting his stick on Teemu Selanne's wrist shot from the right circle. But the lead lasted just 42 seconds, as Hanzal got a lead pass from Yandle while crossing the blue line and beat Hiller with a slap shot.

EDITOR'S NOTE: Dave Vest of phoenixcoyotes.com compiled this recap.
 

Leading 5-3, Coyotes goalie Mike Smith made a diving stick save on a shot by Ducks forward Bobby Ryan with 10:55 left in the third period. The save kept the Coyotes ahead by two goals, which turned out to be key after Anaheim scored its fourth goal later in the third period.

► Click here to watch the KEY MOMENT.
 

Andy Miele
• Center Andy Miele, the 2011 Hobey Baker Award winner, made his NHL debut and played 6:21. He took one shot on goal, delivered one hit and went 2 for 2 in the faceoff circle.

• Before the game, the Coyotes traded center Petteri Nokelainen and defenseman Garrett Stafford to Montreal for center Brock Trotter and a 2012 draft pick. The Coyotes assigned Trotter to the team's American Hockey League affiliate. Click here to read more.

• The Coyotes matched their season-high for goals in a game with five.

• Center Boyd Gordon scored his first goal with the Coyotes and won 12 of 17 faceoffs.

• Forward Raffi Torres fought Anaheim's Luca Sbisa in the second period. It was Torres' first bout of the season.

• The Coyotes scratched Paul Bissonnette and Chris Summers.

• The Coyotes' next game is Tuesday vs. Dallas 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).
 
"I know I play most of my shifts against (Ryan) Getzlaf and (Corey) Perry and these big guys. It's my job and it's hard, (but) it's why I'm getting paid, right?" "When we had our opportunities to finish, we did. When you're playing a great goalie, especially like (Jonas) Hiller and you can get a few by him and get your team going, it's a good thing." "It definitely looked like we were losing the puck way more often in our zone. It looked like we were feeding the opponent instead of putting pucks deep and making simple plays and playing our game."
Hanzal Yandle Hiller
 
Hanzal
Smith
Getzlaf
 
  • Oct. 23, 2011: PHX 5, ANA 4
  • Dec. 14, 2011:
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  • Nov. 23, 2011:
  • Jan. 31, 2012:
  • March 31, 2012:

scoring summary
1st Period
04:41
PHX
Martin Hanzal (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Mikkel Boedker (2), Radim Vrbata (2)
1 - 0 PHX
08:21
ANA
Lubomir Visnovsky (1) Slapshot - ASST: Corey Perry (1), Luca Sbisa (3)
1 - 1 Tie
14:02
ANA
Ryan Getzlaf (1) Deflected shot - ASST: Teemu Selanne (2), Cam Fowler (2)
2 - 1 ANA
14:44
PHX
Martin Hanzal (2) Slapshot - ASST: Keith Yandle (4)
2 - 2 Tie
2nd Period
04:47
PHX
Boyd Gordon (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Taylor Pyatt (3), Lauri Korpikoski (1)
3 - 2 PHX
06:27
PHX
Lauri Korpikoski (2) Wrist shot - ASST: Taylor Pyatt (4), Adrian Aucoin (1)
4 - 2 PHX
07:56
PHX
Keith Yandle (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Shane Doan (5), Ray Whitney (3)
5 - 2 PHX
13:31
ANA
Kurtis Foster (1) Snap shot - ASST: Francois Beauchemin (2), Saku Koivu (3)
5 - 3 PHX
3rd Period
18:52
ANA
Ryan Getzlaf (2) Wrist shot - ASST: Lubomir Visnovsky (3)
5 - 4 PHX
penalty summary
1st Period
11:01
ANA
Maxime Macenauer  Holding against  Keith Yandle
18:45
PHX
Martin Hanzal  Delaying Game-Puck over glass
2nd Period
09:55
PHX
Raffi Torres  Fighting (maj) against  Luca Sbisa
09:55
ANA
Luca Sbisa  Fighting (maj) against  Raffi Torres
11:27
PHX
Martin Hanzal  Hooking against  Saku Koivu
3rd Period
00:15
ANA
Maxime Macenauer  Cross checking against  Rostislav Klesla
01:57
PHX
Andy Miele  Hooking against  Luca Sbisa
09:27
ANA
Teemu Selanne  Holding against  Mikkel Boedker
16:28
PHX
Oliver Ekman-Larsson  Delaying Game-Puck over glass
goalie stats
Mike Smith
SA: 33TOI: 60:00
Saves: 29EV: 19 - 23
PIM: 0PP: 10 - 10
SV%: .879SH: 0 - 0
Jonas Hiller
Jonas Hiller
3-3-0
SA: 19TOI: 27:56
Saves: 14EV: 13 - 18
PIM: 0PP: 1 - 1
SV%: .737SH: 0 - 0
Dan Ellis
Dan Ellis
SA: 16TOI: 30:07
Saves: 16EV: 9 - 9
PIM: 0PP: 7 - 7
SV%: 1.000SH: 0 - 0
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