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Phoenix Coyotes vs. Anaheim Ducks
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GAME: Phoenix Coyotes (13-11-2) at Anaheim Mighty Ducks (10-11-4).

TIME: Wednesday, 10:30 p.m. EST.

Teemu Selanne has been hard to stop lately.

Selanne and the Anaheim Mighty Ducks now look for their third straight victory when they host the Phoenix Coyotes at Arrowhead Pond.

Selanne extended his goal-scoring streak to four games in Anaheim's 3-1 win Sunday over the Chicago Blackhawks.

"It's one of those things, it's a great feeling as a goal scorer when you can really read the games and the plays to sense where the puck is going to be," said Selanne, who has two-game winners in his current streak.

Selanne last scored goals in five straight games from Jan. 21-31, 2000 during his first stint with the Mighty Ducks.

Anaheim should expect Selanne's solid play against Phoenix to continue. In four games against Phoenix this season, Selanne has three goals and three assists, including a goal in a 2-1 victory Nov. 22.

The Ducks will also have Todd Fedoruk back in the lineup. The left wing served a three-game suspension after a hit Nov. 22 on the Coyotes' Petr Nedved. Fedoruk leads the Ducks in penalty minutes this season.

Phoenix, meanwhile, is looking for its third straight win as well. Curtis Joseph made 34 saves Saturday to lead the Coyotes to a 2-1 home win over the Vancouver Canucks.

Despite Joseph allowing only two goals in two games, coach Wayne Gretzky said backup David LeNeveu will start against Anaheim.

He has appeared in two games this season against the Mighty Ducks, including once on Oct. 23 in relief of Joseph. The rookie is 0-2 with a 3.04 goals-against average and .886 save percentage versus the Ducks.

Left wing Ladislav Nagy has scored in eight of his last nine games, recording five goals and eight assists in that span.

He has eight goals and four assists in 20 career games against Anaheim.

STANDINGS (through Nov. 29): Coyotes - 28 points, 3rd place, 5 PB, Pacific Division. Mighty Ducks - 24 points, 4th place, 9 PB, Pacific Division.

TEAM LEADERS: Coyotes - Mike Leclerc, 8 goals; Nagy, 16 assists and 24 points; Sean O'Donnell, 57 PIM. Mighty Ducks - Selanne, 14 goals and 23 points; Scott Niedermayer, 13 assists; Fedoruk, 49 PIM.

SPECIAL TEAMS (through Nov. 29): Coyotes - Power play: 18.8 percent (32 for 170), 11th in NHL. Penalty killing: 83.2 percent (129 for 155), 12th. Mighty Ducks - Power play: 14.7 percent (23 for 156), 23rd. Penalty killing: 84.2 percent (150 for 178), 9th.

GOALTENDERS: Coyotes - LeNeveu (2-4-0, 0, 2.84); Joseph (11-7-0, 2 SO, 2.12 GAA). Mighty Ducks - Ilya Bryzgalov (4-8-0, 0, 2.63), Michael Wall (no appearances).

SEASON SERIES: Mighty Ducks, 3-1.

LAST MEETING: Nov. 22; Mighty Ducks, 2-1. At Glendale, Ariz., Selanne scored to lead the Mighty Ducks to a road victory.

ROAD/HOME RECORDS: Coyotes - 6-6-1 on the road; Mighty Ducks - 8-5-2 at home.

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2005-2006 season series
DateScoreW. Goal
Mar 25 '06 ANA 5 at PHX 2
Mar 12 '06 PHX 2 at ANA 5
Mar 11 '06 ANA 5 at PHX 3
Nov 30 '05 PHX 1 at ANA 6
Nov 22 '05 ANA 2 at PHX 1
Nov 12 '05 ANA 1 at PHX 2 - OT
Oct 30 '05 PHX 2 at ANA 3
Oct 23 '05 PHX 3 at ANA 5 is the official Web site of the Anaheim Ducks. Anaheim Ducks and are trademarks of Anaheim Ducks Hockey Club, LLC. NHL, the NHL Shield, the word mark and image of the Stanley Cup and NHL Conference logos are registered trademarks of the National Hockey League. All NHL logos and marks and NHL team logos and marks as well as all other proprietary materials depicted herein are the property of the NHL and the respective NHL teams and may not be reproduced without the prior written consent of NHL Enterprises, L.P. Copyright © 1999-2015 Anaheim Ducks Hockey Club, LLC and the National Hockey League. All Rights Reserved.