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Ducks 4, Coyotes 1

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 1:49 AM
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Ducks 4, Coyotes 1
Anaheim Ducks 4, Phoenix Coyotes 1
Three Stars of the Game
Andrew Cogliano
1st
Andrew Cogliano
G: 3Shots: 6
A: 0Hits: 0
PTS: 3PIM: 0
+/-: 3TOI: 12:46
Nick Bonino
2nd
Nick Bonino
G: 0Shots: 2
A: 2Hits: 0
PTS: 2PIM: 0
+/-: 3TOI: 11:00
Ray Whitney
3rd
G: 1Shots: 4
A: 0Hits: 0
PTS: 1PIM: 0
+/-: 1TOI: 20:06
 

By Jerry Brown  | NHL Correspondent
GLENDALE -
Andrew Cogliano beat Coyotes goalie Mike Smith three times within a 6:51 span of the second period – with each goal more curious than the last -- for his first hat trick in 376 NHL games as the Anaheim Ducks beat Phoenix, 4-1, on Tuesday night at Jobing.com Arena.

"I've never been through a stretch like that before," said Cogliano, who came into the game with eight goals all season and none since Jan. 8. "Once in junior, I think I scored four goals in one game. My goal for the end of the season is playing a big role in helping the team. I want to shoot more and have an impact."

The Coyotes had been 13-1-2 when leading after one period this season, but coughed up an early lead and dropped to 10-10-4 on home ice this season, including 1-2-1 during a six-game homestand that they hoped would propel them back in the playoff hunt.

Ray Whitney gave Phoenix a 1-0 lead with his 16th goal in the first period - and with Phoenix down 3-1, he found the net again 26 seconds into the third period at the end of a 5-on-3 power play. But the goal was washed out by an in-the-crease call against teammate Martin Hanzal.

Replays showed the edges of Hanzal's skates in the blue paint but no contact between Hanzal and Anaheim goalie Jonas Hiller – leaving Coyotes Head Coach Dave Tippett livid behind the Phoenix bench.

"When both teams are amazed the call is being made, you wonder about it," Tippett said. "There is no contact with the goalie whatsoever. Hanzal's on the edge of the crease … you could probably find five goals in the League like that that would be called goals. Unfortunately that one got called back."

Hiller sided with referee Dan O'Halloran. "On the shot, (Hanzal) stretched his leg back which caught my pad so I couldn't move my pad. I think that's what the referee saw," Hiller said. "They aren't calling that every night … but we got a break there."

In between Whitney's two shots, it was all Cogliano – with a little help from a rocky second-period sequence from Smith.

Photo by Getty Images.
It started at 6:59 when Smith left his crease and beat Matt Beleskey to a puck behind the net. Smith gave way to Phoenix defenseman Chris Summers, feeling he could take over the play. But Beleskey quickly won the puck and centered to Cogliano, unmarked by Daymond Langkow, for an easy tying goal before Smith could scramble back.

Just 3:08 later, Nick Bonino sent Cogliano down the left wing for an innocent-looking shot from 25 feet. But the puck found a hole underneath Smith's right armpit and dropped into the net to give Anaheim its first lead.

"I obviously caught Smith off-guard," Cogliano said. "Those probably won't go in every night."

Neither will the capper. At 13:50, Lubomir Visnovsky turned a play around in the neutral zone and Bonino flipped a pass ahead to Cogliano, who rattled a change-of-pace backhand between the frustrated Smith's pads to complete his hat trick and give the Ducks a two-goal cushion.

Jason LaBarbera replaced Smith after Cogliano's third goal and restored order, but the Ducks had all the offense they needed.

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

 

After the game, several of the Coyotes and Head Coach Dave Tippett said they believed the Ducks were off-side on Andrew Cogliano's third goal.

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Yandle
• Defenseman Keith Yandle, who was the only member of the Coyotes who didn't have five days off before the game because he was an All-Star, led the team in ice time (27:25) and shots (five).

• The Coyotes dropped to 13-2-2 in the 17 games in which they've led after the first period.

• Center Martin Hanzal won 16 of 20 faceoffs.

• Center Daymond Langkow left the game in the first period after getting hit in the nose with a puck. He returned later in the first period but played only 10:23.

• The game was the 100th played between the Coyotes and Ducks. Anaheim leads the series 48‐39‐5‐8.

• The Coyotes scratched Paul Bissonnette and Derek Morris.

• The Coyotes' next game is Saturday vs. the San Jose Sharks at Jobing.com Arena. The puck drops at 6 p.m. (Arizona time). The game can be seen of Fox Sports Arizona Plus and can be heard on XTRA Sports 910 (AM).
 
"We had control of the game and we let it get away and we never capitalized on our opportunities. The power play let us down and that's the difference in the game." "We did get off to a good start and in the second (period) we weren't able to keep it up. We kind of got hemmed in our end a little bit, and every time you give that team momentum they're going to make you pay." "The big thing is (the hat trick) played a big role in winning the game. Any time you can help out and really play hard for the guys on the road coming off our break, it's good."
Doan Yandle Cogliano
 
Cogliano
Bonino
Whitney
 
  • Oct. 23, 2011: PHX 5, ANA 4
 
• Dec. 14, 2011: ANA 4, PHX 1
 
• Jan. 18, 2012: ANA 6, PHX 2
  • Nov. 23, 2011: PHX 4, ANA 2
 
• Jan. 31, 2012: ANA 4, PHX 1
 
• March 31, 2012: 

scoring summary
1st Period
07:39
PHX
Ray Whitney (16) ASST: Radim Vrbata (17), Martin Hanzal (15)
1 - 0 PHX
2nd Period
06:59
ANA
Andrew Cogliano (9) ASST: Matt Beleskey (7), Toni Lydman (11)
1 - 1 Tie
10:07
ANA
Andrew Cogliano (10) ASST: Nick Bonino (4)
2 - 1 ANA
13:50
ANA
Andrew Cogliano (11) ASST: Nick Bonino (5), Lubomir Visnovsky (13)
3 - 1 ANA
3rd Period
18:54
ANA
PPG - EN - Teemu Selanne (16) ASST: Saku Koivu (18), Luca Sbisa (13)
4 - 1 ANA
penalty summary
1st Period
NONE
2nd Period
18:35
ANA
Ryan Getzlaf  Holding against  Ray Whitney
19:11
ANA
Niklas Hagman  Slashing against  Shane Doan
3rd Period
08:30
PHX
Radim Vrbata  Hooking against  Teemu Selanne
12:40
PHX
Oliver Ekman-Larsson  Hi-sticking against  Ryan Getzlaf
15:05
ANA
Bobby Ryan  Slashing against  Michal Rozsival
18:09
PHX
Raffi Torres  Hooking against  Andrew Cogliano
goalie stats
Jonas Hiller
Jonas Hiller
16-18-7
SA: 26TOI: 60:00
Saves: 25EV: 23 - 24
PIM: 0PP: 1 - 1
SV%: .962SH: 1 - 1
Jason LaBarbera
SA: 11TOI: 25:15
Saves: 11EV: 8 - 8
PIM: 0PP: 3 - 3
SV%: 1.000SH: 0 - 0
Mike Smith
Mike Smith
18-14-7
SA: 18TOI: 33:50
Saves: 15EV: 15 - 18
PIM: 0PP: 0 - 0
SV%: .833SH: 0 - 0
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