Ducks Roll Over Coyotes in Preseason Opener, 6-2

Associated Press | Tuesday, 09.17.2013 / 1:15 AM

By Adam Brady

You can only gauge so much from the preseason, but the Ducks have to be happy with the way they played in their first game action since last spring.

On the strength of three goals in the first three minutes (on their first three shots of the game), and four in the first period overall, Anaheim rolled to a 6-2 beating of the Phoenix Coyotes in the Ducks’ preseason opener at Honda Center. Six different Ducks found the net, while Andrew Cogliano had three assists.

The Coyotes were one night removed from sweeping the Kings in two split-squad games last night – one in Phoenix and one in LA.

Teemu Selanne, the 43-year-old who announced weeks ago this would be his final NHL season, got the Ducks on the board just 48 seconds into the game. Selanne took a pass from new Duck Jakob Silfverberg (who came over in the Bobby Ryan trade with Ottawa) and banged it home to make it 1-0. Soon afterward, young Sami Vatanen slung a shot from the left circle that beat embattled goalie Mark Visentin.

Another 1:50 later, with the Ducks shorthanded, offseason acquisition Nolan Yonkman hammered a shot from the point that beat Visentin top shelf. Daniel Winnik added the fourth of the period, one-handing in a rebound off an Andrew Cogliano shot on the rush.

Phoenix got one back 5:13 into the second courtesy of Guillaume Latendresse, but Anaheim struck back with two more before the period was over. Hamput Lindholm connected on a point shot that sailed through traffic midway through the period, and Emerson Etem punched in a loose puck in the crease with 1:57 remaining.

Phoenix forward Chris Brown had the only goal of the third period a snipe from the right wing that beat goalie Frederik Andersen.

Jonas Hiller had 12 saves before giving way in the third period to Andersen, who stopped eight of nine.

The Ducks will likely have a decidedly different lineup tomorrow night when they turn around and face the rival Kings at home.

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Scoring Summary
1st Period
00:48ANA Teemu Selanne (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Jakob Silfverberg (1), Peter Holland (1) 1 - 0 ANA
01:09ANA Sami Vatanen (1) Snap shot - ASST: NONE 2 - 0 ANA
02:59ANA SHG - Nolan Yonkman (1) Slapshot - ASST: Andrew Cogliano (1), Emerson Etem (1) 3 - 0 ANA
16:36ANA Daniel Winnik (1) Tip-in - ASST: Andrew Cogliano (2), Stefan Noesen (1) 4 - 0 ANA
2nd Period
05:13PHX (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Chris Brown (1), Andy Miele (1) 4 - 1 ANA
11:02ANA PPG - Hampus Lindholm (1) Snap shot - ASST: Shea Theodore (1), Jakob Silfverberg (2) 5 - 1 ANA
18:03ANA Emerson Etem (1) Tip-in - ASST: Rickard Rakell (1), Andrew Cogliano (3) 6 - 1 ANA
3rd Period
16:54PHX Chris Brown (1) Wrist shot - ASST: NONE 6 - 2 ANA
Three Stars of the Game
Andrew Cogliano
Andrew Cogliano
G: 0Shots: 2
A: 3Hits: 1
PTS: 3PIM: 0
+/-: 2TOI: 16:08
Sami Vatanen
Sami Vatanen
G: 1Shots: 3
A: 0Hits: 0
PTS: 1PIM: 0
+/-: 3TOI: 23:51
Jakob Silfverberg
Jakob Silfverberg
G: 0Shots: 0
A: 2Hits: 0
PTS: 2PIM: 0
+/-: 0TOI: 17:04
Penalty Summary
1st Period
02:06ANA Luca Sbisa  Tripping  - 2 min against  Darian Dziurzynski
07:29PHX Tobias Rieder  Tripping  - 2 min against  Jakob Silfverberg
08:08PHX Kyle Chipchura  Roughing  - 2 min against  Luca Sbisa
08:46PHX David Schlemko  Delaying Game-Puck over glass  - 2 min
12:27PHX Gilbert Brule  Elbowing  - 2 min against  Emerson Etem
18:36ANA Bryan Allen  Interference  - 2 min against  Brandon Yip
18:38PHX Gilbert Brule  Cross checking  - 2 min against  Daniel Winnik
2nd Period
09:39PHX  Tripping  - 2 min against  Jakob Silfverberg
10:55PHX Michael Stone  Delaying Game-Puck over glass  - 2 min
19:44PHX Rob Klinkhammer  Delaying Game-Puck over glass  - 2 min
3rd Period
07:28ANA Brad Staubitz  Fighting (maj)  - 5 min against  Mark Louis
07:28PHX Mark Louis  Cross checking  - 2 min against  Brad Staubitz
07:28ANA Brad Staubitz  Instigator  - 2 min against  Mark Louis
07:28ANA Brad Staubitz  Misconduct (10 min)  - 10 min
07:28PHX Mark Louis  Fighting (maj)  - 5 min against  Brad Staubitz
shots by period
Team Stats
Power Plays0/21/8
Faceoff Wins2827
Blocked Shots158
Penalty Minutes2321
2D. RundbladD0002018:43
6D. SchlemkoD00-22223:25
8G. BruleC00-30414:44
21A. MieleC01-22014:23
24K. ChipchuraC00-12217:02
26M. StoneD0000219:34
32B. YipR00-11014:07
33B. GormleyD00-20023:25
34T. KennedyL00-11015:19
36R. KlinkhammerL00-10216:02
44C. BrownR11-22012:46
48J. MartinookL0013014:48
49G. LatendresseL1002212:34
56T. RiederR0002213:58
59D. DziurzynskiL0013013:25
67M. LouisR000078:35
68J. MelindyD00-10017:19
79D. ToddC00-10014:24
35L. Domingue12121.00020:00
40M. Visentin1824.75040:00
5L. SbisaD0001218:02
7A. CoglianoL0322016:08
8T. SelanneR1003017:12
25B. StaubitzR0001178:45
33J. SilfverbergR0200017:04
34D. WinnikL1023015:48
40N. YonkmanD1002018:08
41J. KurtzL0001012:11
45S. VatanenD1033023:51
47H. LindholmD1003020:32
49A. LaganiereL0002012:11
53S. TheodoreD0102019:39
55B. AllenD0033220:16
64S. NoesenR0122012:02
65E. EtemR1113015:23
67R. RakellC0104017:18
74P. HollandC0101017:19
84M. FribergR0010014:11
1J. Hiller1213.92340:00
31F. Andersen89.88920:00