NHL Game Summary - Anaheim at Phoenix |
(Monday, February 23rd)
Final Score: Anaheim 1, Phoenix 1
Glendale, AZ (Sports Network) - Jean-Sebastien Giguere stopped 37 shots,
helping the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim skate to a 1-1 tie against the Phoenix
Coyotes at Glendale Arena.
Jason Krog scored the lone goal for the Ducks, who are just 2-9-2-1 in their
last 14 contests.
Brian Boucher stopped 23 shots for Phoenix, which moved to 2-5-2-1 in its last
10 contests. Daymond Langkow added the Coyotes lone tally.
"This point is good for our morale, " Boucher said.
After a scoreless first period the Mighty Ducks took a 1-0 lead on Krog's
fifth tally of the season. Chris Kunitz ripped a shot from the right faceoff
circle that was not cleanly saved by Boucher. The puck went off the
netminder's right side, and Krog crashed the net and swept in the disc 3:34
into the stanza.
However, Phoenix would get the shorthanded equalizer with just under three
minutes left in the second period. Mike Comrie ripped a wrister from the right
faceoff circle and Langkow crashed the net, but was taken down in the slot. As
Langkow was laying on the ice, the puck deflected off his stick and slipped by
Giguere stick side, 18:38 into the second.
"Their goal went off his stick as he fell down," Giguere said. "One point is
not enough but it is a step in the right direction and better then a loss."
Sergei Fedorov had a golden opportunity to win the game for the Ducks, but his
shot from just outside the right faceoff circle hit the outside of the far
post late in the third period.
With under 40 seconds left in the game, Phoenix's Radoslav Suchy ripped a
blast from high in the slot. Giguere turned aside the shot with a brilliant
blocker save, forcing the game into overtime.
Boucher kept the game scoreless in the opening stanza as he stoned Petr Sykora
from the doorstep on a flurry of shots.
Phoenix is winless in Monday games this season (0-3-3-1)...Langkow has 18
goals for the Coyotes this season...Andrei Nazarov got called for 17 penalty
minutes in the opening period for Phoenix.
02/24 01:51:31 ET