NHL Game Summary - Anaheim at Phoenix |
(Tuesday, November 22nd)
Final Score: Anaheim 2, Phoenix 1
Glendale, AZ (Sports Network) - Ilya Bryzgalov made 19 saves to lead the
Mighty Ducks of Anaheim to a 2-1 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes at Glendale
Tyler Wright and Teemu Selanne scored for the Ducks, who snapped a franchise
record-tying eight-game losing streak. They had gone 0-5-3 during
"I thought it was a work of art," said Ducks coach Randy Carlyle. "It was a
beautiful game because we haven't had this feeling in a while and it feels
Geoff Sanderson scored the lone goal for the Coyotes, who had a two-game
winning streak stopped. Curtis Joseph made 18 saves in the defeat.
The Ducks got on the scoreboard first on the night with a goal by Wright. His
slapshot from the right point went through a screen and into the net for his
first goal of the season, 4:37 into the opening period.
Anaheim took a 2-0 lead just 1:56 later. Ruslan Salei had the puck down low on
the right side and got it to Selanne at the top of the right circle. He skated
in and let fly with a wrist shot from the right faceoff spot and it beat
Joseph over the shoulder for his team-leading 11th goal of the season.
The Coyotes got on the board thanks to a Ducks turnover. Shane Doan forced the
turnover deep in the Ducks zone and got the centering pass to Sanderson in the
slot. His wrist shot went into the left corner of the net as the buzzer was
sounding. A review of the play determined the puck crossed the goalline
with 0.2 seconds left.
Anaheim had eight shots during the second period, while Phoenix only managed
three despite having two power plays.
Phoenix turned up the pressure in the third period to try to get the
equalizer. Anaheim kept most of the shots to the outside of the slot area, but
Phoenix got its best attempt toward the end of the period.
With the goaltender pulled, Zbynek Michalek got the puck in front of the net.
He had a screen to work with. Several players were all over the front of the
net, but his shot went high and time expired before another attempt could be
"You could see the confidence of the team was starting to go south," said Todd
Marchant, who was just claimed by the Ducks off waivers from the Columbus Blue
Jackets on Monday. "Tonight we played hard for 60 minutes and we came out with
the big win."
After the buzzer sounded Doan sucker-punched Vitaly Vishnevski behind the net
and started a scrum. Doan was slapped with 27 penalty minutes for the hit.
Vishnevski left the ice with a cut on his left cheek.
Phoenix will travel to Dallas for a game Friday...Anaheim will next play in
Dallas on Wednesday...The Coyotes have yet to compile three straight victories
this season...Phoenix's Ladislav Nagy had a six-game point streak stopped. He
compiled four goals and five assists during the streak...Phoenix went 0-for-7
with the man advantage. Anaheim went 0-for-2...Phoenix's Petr Nedved left
early in the third period with a mild concussion...This was the Ducks' first
road win since opening night against Chicago...Anaheim is 3-1 against Phoenix
11/23 01:02:38 ET