NHL Preview from The Sports Network |
Wednesday, November 30th
(All times eastern)
Phoenix Coyotes (13-11-2) at Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (10-11-4), 10:30 p.m.
(Sports Network) - A pair of teams shooting for their third straight wins meet
this evening, as the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim welcome the Phoenix Coyotes to
The Coyotes' latest victory came Saturday night versus Vancouver. Ladislav
Nagy had a goal and an assist and Curtis Joseph made 34 saves as Phoenix
defeated the Canucks, 2-1, at Glendale Arena.
Sean O'Donnell scored a goal and Paul Mara notched his 15th helper of the
season for Phoenix, which has also won four of its last five games.
Joseph recorded his 407th career win to move into a seventh-place tie with
Glenn Hall on the all-time list. Joseph is expected to rest tonight while
rookie netminder David LeNeveu gets the start.
The Coyotes are 6-6-1 as the road team this season.
Anaheim, meanwhile, was a 3-1 winner over Chicago on Sunday night at the Pond.
Ilya Bryzgalov made 34 saves and the Ducks scored three times in the third
period to record the victory.
Bryzgalov has started four straight games for Anaheim, while No. 1 goaltender
Jean-Sebastien Giguere recovers from a hamstring injury.
Joffrey Lupul had a goal and an assist while Teemu Selanne and Rob Niedermayer
also scored for the Mighty Ducks, who put together back-to-back wins for the
first time since reeling off a season-high four in a row from October 26 to
Selanne has bean on a tear, registering a goal in each of his last four
Tonight's test is the third of a five-game homestand for the Ducks, who are
8-5-2 at the Pond this year.
This is the fifth meeting of the season between Anaheim and Phoenix. The
Ducks have won three of the four matchups, including both of the battles at
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