Ducks 2, Coyotes 1
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -Joe DiPenta scored the go-ahead goal midway through the third period, fellow defenseman Ric Jackman connected on a power play, and the Anaheim Ducks beat Phoenix 2-1 Wednesday night for their 10th straight home victory over the Coyotes.
Jean-Sebastien Giguere stopped 24 shots, allowing a goal by Phoenix captain Shane Doan. Anaheim is 16-1-1 with a tie in the last 18 matchups between the teams and has taken six of the first seven meetings this season.
The Ducks have 40 victories and lead the Pacific Division with 91 points. They are three wins and seven points from equaling the franchise record in both categories, set last season.
Anaheim played without Norris Trophy-winning defenseman Chris Pronger, who broke the big toe on his left foot during a workout following Sunday's victory against Nashville and is expected to be sidelined at least two weeks.
Right wing Owen Nolan, the Coyotes' second-leading scorer, missed his second straight game because of a shoulder injury that has plagued him the last few weeks.
FINAL GAME LOG
20:00 - END OF GAME - SHOTS ON GOAL: ANA 10-26, PHX 15-25
16:20 - PHX PEN - D. Morris - 2 min. interference. Anaheim goes on their third power play of the game. The Ducks are 1-for-2 with the man advantage tonight.
11:58 - ANAHEIM GOAL - JOE DIPENTA (2). DiPenta shoots a bouncing puck from the point that deflects off Phoenix center Steven Reinprecht and in to give Anaheim a 2-1 lead. The goal is unassisted.
8:15 - ANA PEN - K. Huskins - 2 min. holding. Phoenix goes on their fourth power play - they are -0-for-3 tonight.
0:00 - The third period is under way at Honda Center.
20:00 - END OF 2ND PERIOD - SHOTS ON GOAL: ANA 7-16, PHX 7-10
7:46 - ANA PEN - S. Niedermayer - 2 min. interference.
6:29 - PHX PEN - Bench - 2 min. too many men on the ice.
5:01 - ANA PEN - T. Brent - 2 min. tripping. Anaheim goes on their second power play - they are 1-for-1 in the game.
0:00 - The second period is under way.
20:00 - END OF 1ST PERIOD - SHOTS ON GOAL: ANA 9, PHX 10
14:47 - ANA PEN - K. Huskins - 2 min. tripping. Phoenix goes on their first power play. The Coyotes are at 15.3% with the man advantage (T-25th NHL) and Anaheim is killing penalties at 84.3% (8th NHL).
5:15 - ANAHEIM GOAL - POWER PLAY - RIC JACKMAN (2). Jackman one-times a feed from Corey Perry along the ice to tie the contest 1-1. It is Jackman's first goal as an Anaheim Duck. The assists on the goal go to Perry and Andy McDonald.
3:30 - PHX PEN - Y. Lehoux - 2 min. tripping. Anaheim goes on their first power play. The Ducks are operating at 21.3% with the man advantage (3rd NHL) and the Coyotes are killing at 78.5% (27th NHL).
0:31 - PHOENIX GOAL - SHANE DOAN (23). Doan picks up a loose puck in front of the Anaheim net and gets it by JS Giguere to give Phoenix an early 1-0 lead. Fredrik Sjostrom picks up the lone assist.
0:00 - The first period is under way at Honda Center.
Starters: ANA G 35 JS Giguere, D 27 S. Niedermayer, D 23 F. Beauchemin, RW 8 T. Selanne, C 19 A. McDonald, LW 14 C. Kunitz; PHX G 32 M. Tellqvist, D 2 K. Ballard, D Z. Michalek, RW 20 F. Sjostrom, C 19 S. Doan, LW 23 J. Taffe
Scratches: ANA 16 G. Parros, 22 T. Marchant, 25 C. Pronger, 45 S. Thornton; PHX 11 O. Nolan, 24 J. Gratton, 77 T. Roche
Referees: 6 D. Marouelli, 39 G. Dwyer
Linesmen: 65 P. Racicot, 55 S. Heyer
Dustin Penner is riding a four-game goal streak, the longest by a rookie in club history.
The veteran right wing has four goals and nine assists in six matchups with
He is riding a four-game goal streak, the longest by a rookie in club history, with five in that span. Penner's 24 goals this season are also a team record for a rookie and he is three points shy of matching the club mark of 41, set by Chris Kunitz last season.
"I'm playing a lot different game now than I was in my first and second year as a pro," Penner said. "You have to find that area of the game that you can hang your hat on, and mine is down low in the corners, using my size and creating space for other players."
He will try to continue that play against the Coyotes, who
The Coyotes have dropped nine of their last 11, including a 4-3 defeat to
"We capitalized early in the game and had the opportunity late, but we didn't utilize the chances," Coyotes coach Wayne Gretzky. "There was not a lack of effort on our part. I thought we tried everything we could to get the goal."
The Coyotes will likely find it difficult to boost that offense as
- Associated Press contributed to this report
SEASON SERIES DATE
GWG Feb 15, 2007
5 - 4
T. SELANNE Jan 31, 2007
2 - 1
A. MCDONALD Dec 23, 2006
2 - 0
S. DOAN Nov 19, 2006
6 - 4
C. KUNITZ Nov 3, 2006
6 - 2
T. SELANNE Oct 7, 2006
2 - 1
D. PENNER DATE
RECAP Feb 15, 2007
Recap Jan 31, 2007
Recap Dec 23, 2006
Recap Nov 19, 2006
Recap Nov 3, 2006
Recap Oct 7, 2006
Recap RECENT 5 GAMES
RESULT Mar 3, 2007
CBJ 4 @ PHX 3 Mar 1, 2007
PHX 3 @ VAN 4 Feb 27, 2007
PHX 3 @ EDM 0 Feb 26, 2007
PHX 2 @ CGY 5 Feb 22, 2007
CGY 2 @ PHX 3 Mar 4, 2007
NSH 2 @ ANA 3 Mar 2, 2007
SJS 1 @ ANA 3 Mar 1, 2007
ANA 3 @ LAK 4 Feb 26, 2007
ANA 3 @ SJS 2 Feb 25, 2007
COL 3 @ ANA 5 NEXT 5 GAMES
Mar 7, 2007
PHX @ ANA Mar 8, 2007
VAN @ PHX Mar 10, 2007
CHI @ PHX Mar 12, 2007
PHI @ PHX Mar 15, 2007
SJS @ PHX Mar 7, 2007
PHX @ ANA Mar 9, 2007
EDM @ ANA Mar 11, 2007
VAN @ ANA Mar 14, 2007
CBJ @ ANA Mar 16, 2007
CHI @ ANA PHX Schedule
TEAM COMPARISON 2006-2007 Team Stats
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TEAM LEADERS GOALS:
26 OT GOALS: