Mighty Ducks 5, Coyotes 3

Friday, 03.10.2006 / 9:00 PM PT / News
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Mighty Ducks 5, Coyotes 3

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Rob Niedermayer scored twice, Teemu Selanne added his team-leading 28th goal, and the Anaheim Mighty Ducks beat the Phoenix Coyotes 5-3 Saturday night to keep pace in the Western Conference playoff race.

Jonathan Hedstrom and Francois Beauchemin scored 43 seconds apart late in the second period for the Mighty Ducks, who won for the fifth time in seven games (5-1-1) and remained three points behind Edmonton for eighth place in the West.

Geoff Sanderson and Steven Reinprecht scored 48 seconds apart midway through the first period, and Shane Doan added a late third-period goal for the Coyotes, who have lost seven of nine (2-6-1).

Hedstrom broke a 2-2 tie at 17:20 of the second period when he redirected a shot from the top of the left circle by Ruslan Salei between Curtis Joseph's pads for a 3-2 lead.

Beauchemin made is 4-2 at 18:03 when he took a pass from Scott Niedermayer two strides in front of the blue line and one-timed a blast over Joseph's right shoulder.

Doan cut the lead to 4-3 on a power play with 2:07 to go, sliding a long rebound around Jean-Sebastien Giguere as Joseph left the ice for an extra attacker.

Joseph came off the ice again with 1:19 remaining, leading to Rob Niedermayer's empty-net goal 14 seconds later that made it 5-3.

Rob Niedermayer gave Anaheim a 1-0 lead at 5:44 of the first period when he stole the puck, left a drop pass for Hedstrom for the shot, then beat Joseph off the long rebound.

Sanderson tied it 1-1 at 12:44 of the period when he split the Anaheim defense, faked once and pulled the puck to his backhand before scoring against Giguere.

Reinprecht made is 2-1 at 13:32 when he poked a loose puck in front of the net to the right. Giguere, already spread low on the ice, attempted in vain to grab the puck before Reinprecht chipped it over his left shoulder.

Selanne tied it at 14:16, scoring into the open right side of the net to complete a 2-on-1 rush.

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STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - ANA 82 51 24 7 236 226 109
2 y - STL 82 51 24 7 248 201 109
3 x - NSH 82 47 25 10 232 208 104
4 x - CHI 82 48 28 6 229 189 102
5 x - VAN 82 48 29 5 242 222 101
6 x - MIN 82 46 28 8 231 201 100
7 x - WPG 82 43 26 13 230 210 99
8 x - CGY 82 45 30 7 241 216 97
9 LAK 82 40 27 15 220 205 95
10 DAL 82 41 31 10 261 260 92
11 COL 82 39 31 12 219 227 90
12 SJS 82 40 33 9 228 232 89
13 EDM 82 24 44 14 198 283 62
14 ARI 82 24 50 8 170 272 56

STATS

2014-2015 PLAYOFFS
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
C. Perry 6 5 8 6 13
R. Getzlaf 6 2 8 6 10
J. Silfverberg 6 2 5 6 7
R. Kesler 6 3 3 3 6
S. Vatanen 6 2 4 6 6
H. Lindholm 6 1 5 4 6
P. Maroon 6 2 2 4 4
A. Cogliano 6 1 3 4 4
C. Fowler 6 1 2 3 3
S. Despres 6 0 3 2 3
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
F. Andersen 6 0 0 .942 1.64


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