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Anaheim Ducks ANA 1 2 1 0 (0-3) 4
35 SHOTS 37
26 FACEOFFS 36
27 HITS 26
2 PIM 8
1/3 PP 0/0
2 GIVEAWAYS 2
6 TAKEAWAYS 4
27 BLOCKED SHOTS 13
         

Cogliano's Hat Trick Not Enough In 5-4 Shootout Loss

Saturday, 03.02.2013 / 11:10 PM

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Anaheim Ducks forward Andrew Cogliano continues to make himself at home at Jobing.com Arena, but the Phoenix Coyotes scratched and clawed to protect their den Saturday.

Cogliano, who scored a natural hat trick here last Jan. 31 in a span of 6:51, did it again Saturday with a goal 16 seconds into play and two more in the second period. But the Coyotes rallied three times to force overtime, and Steve Sullivan scored the only goal of the shootout in a wild 5-4 win over the Ducks.

Phoenix goalie Mike Smith made 31 saves and stopped Nick Bonino, Corey Perry and Saku Koivu in the shootout. Viktor Fasth stopped 33 shots for Anaheim and denied Mikkel Boedker and Lauri Korpikoski in the shootout, but Sullivan beat him between the pads for the extra point.

Korpikoski had a pair of goals in regulation, and his second tied the game, 3-3, 16 seconds into the third period. Sullivan and Matthew Lombardi also scored for Phoenix.

The Ducks lost center Kyle Palmieri to an upper-body injury in the first period and reunited the Perry-Ryan Getzlaf-Bobby Ryan line much of the night. But it was Cogliano, who has six goals and eight points in his past three games here, and 19 in 23 career games against Phoenix, who did most of the damage.

At 21 seconds into the game, Phoenix couldn't clear their zone and Koivu found Cogliano all alone on the doorstep for an easy tap-in goal.

The Ducks mad a serious bid to double their lead when Coyotes defenseman Derek Morris was sent off for hooking at 8:00. Anaheim held the puck in the Phoenix zone for the two minutes and commenced target practice, forcing Smith to make eight saves, including big ones on Francois Beauchemin and Bonino.

That flipped the momentum, and Phoenix capitalized.

A blocked shot by Zbynek Michalek sent the play the other way. Raffi Torres missed the net on a shot from the left wing, but it smacked off the boards behind the net and trickled near the far post. Lombardi won the footrace with Toni Lydman and banked a shot off Fasth's shoulder, his second goal since returning from injury four games ago.

Each team had several choice scoring chances, but one goal was scored in the second.

Seconds after Smith poked a puck away from Koivu in the slot, Korpikoski flew down the left side and found the far left corner when Fasth stabbed and missed at his drive. Korpikoski's goal was his first in 10 games, but the Phoenix lead lasted 27 seconds.

Cogliano gobbled up a turnover in the neutral zone, used Rostislav Klesla as a screen, and beat a blinded Smith to the short side at 12:59 to make it 2-2. Less than five minutes later Cogliano struck again, taking a Daniel Winnik pass in the left circle and completing the hat trick at 17:26 to put the Ducks back in front.

Korpikoski and the Coyotes needed 16 seconds of the third period to answer. Antoine Vermette won a battle for a popped-up puck behind the Anaheim net and pushed it to Korpikoski at the top of the slot. He beat Fasth to notch the seventh two-goal game of his career.

Phoenix kept pressuring but lost its momentum when Kyle Chipchura was called for goaltender interference. Anaheim again dominated the power play, and four seconds before Chipchura left the box, Ryan found Koivu in the slot for a shot that trickled through Smith's pads at 6:25 to give Anaheim their third lead.

But the Coyotes had an answer. Boedker set up Oliver Ekman-Larsson for a blast that Fasth stopped, but the rebound slid up the slot where Sullivan was waiting to snap a 14-game goalless drought to tie the game for the fourth time with 6:29 left in regulation.

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