NHL Game Summary - Phoenix at Anaheim
(Sunday, October 12th)
Final Score: Phoenix 4, Anaheim 2
Anaheim, CA (Sports Network) - Shane Doan scored his first two goals of the season as the Phoenix Coyotes netted a 4-2 victory over the Anaheim Ducks at Honda Center.
Mikkel Boedker, the eighth overall pick of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft, tallied his first career goal in the first period for the Coyotes, winners of their first two games. Kyle Turris, who was the team's first-round pick in 2007, scored the other goal and assisted on another, and Ilya Bryzgalov stopped 33- of-35 shots to pick up the win.
Ryan Carter and George Parros each scored for the Ducks, who have dropped their first two games of the season. Chris Pronger tallied an assist, and Jean-Sebastian Giguere allowed four goals on 24 shots in taking the loss in Anaheim's home opener.
The Coyotes lit the lamp first. With just over eight minutes to go in the opening period, Phoenix went on a 2-on-1, and Boedker took a feed, danced around a defender and deposited the puck into the back of the net.
Phoenix went up two early in the second. Doan got behind the defense and took a pass right up the middle. On the breakaway, Doan went to his backhand and was able to beat Giguere to the stick side just 1:51 into the period.
Turris was able to give the Coyotes a very comfortable lead seven minutes later. After a shot through traffic, Giguere could not locate a puck that was wedged under his pads. Turris dug the puck out and easily deposited it into the back of the net for a three-goal lead.
The Ducks got on the board with 6:04 left in the second. Pronger stole the puck at his own blue line and passed it down the ice to Corey Perry. Perry gained the Coyotes' zone and fed Carter on a cross-ice pass. Carter was able to wrist the puck off the post and into the net, cutting the deficit to two.
Phoenix regained a three-goal lead with a wacky power play score in the third. Ducks defenseman Ken Klee knocked Turris into the crease, bringing down Giguere with him. Doan backhanded the puck into the pile, and it ended up in the back of the net. After a lengthy review, the officials confirmed the goal with 3:40 left in the game.
Anaheim came right back, as Parros snapped a shot past Bryzgalov on the Ducks' first offensive possession just 13 seconds after Phoenix scored. The Coyotes were able to hold off the Ducks for the rest of the game, killing off a penalty as time expired to earn the win.
Phoenix's two-goal margin marked the first time in the last seven contests between the clubs that was not a one-goal game...The Coyotes went 5-2-1 last year against the Ducks...Phoenix's Steven Reinprecht had two assists...The Ducks went 0-for-4 on the power play.
10/12 23:07:14 ET