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Ducks 5, Coyotes 4, OT

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 1:49 AM

Associated Press

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Ducks 5, Coyotes 4, OT
Anaheim Ducks 5, Phoenix Coyotes 4

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) -Teemu Selanne sensed a lack of urgency in his Anaheim Ducks teammates. Then they got frustrated. And then they rallied.

Selanne scored his second goal on a power play with 3:07 left in overtime, and the Anaheim Ducks erased a three-goal deficit to beat the Phoenix Coyotes 5-4 on Thursday night.

"When it was 4-1 I was thinking, 'What's going on? There's no intensity, no passion, none whatsoever," Selanne said. "But it takes 20 guys getting frustrated to get their work boots on and start working. We started battling and the momentum totally changed for us."

Chris Pronger also scored twice and Dustin Penner added a goal for the Ducks, who beat Phoenix for the fifth time in six games this season and snapped a three-game skid overall.

"Hopefully this is a turning point for us," Selanne said. "I almost forgot how good it feels to win a game."

Anaheim's comeback, starting with Pronger's goal at 19:55 of the second period, was the latest three-goal rally in franchise history.

"We need to get on a little bit of a roll, get some wins under our belt and get some confidence back," Pronger said. "Certainly after getting three goals on the power play tonight and coming from behind, we were able to do it."

Mathias Tjarnqvist, Keith Ballard, Owen Nolan and Oleg Saprykin scored for Phoenix, which has lost three straight.

"I don't think we sat back at all in the third," said defenseman Travis Roche, whose interference penalty led to the Ducks' power play and Selanne's goal. "Certainly we didn't intend to. They came out hard and threw their 'A' game at us in the third and we didn't respond."

The Coyotes were without defenseman Ed Jovanovski, who was a late scratch with an elbow injury.

Selanne beat Curtis Joseph with a shot from the left edge of the crease into the top right side of the net for his 526th career goal.

Pronger started the Ducks' rally from a 4-1 deficit with a power-play goal with 4.4 seconds left in the second period, beating Joseph on a blast from top of the left faceoff circle.

"Anytime you can score in the waning seconds of a period it seems to light a fire under your group," Anaheim coach Randy Carlyle said. "It wasn't pretty for a while but we aren't going to critique a win."

Penner made it 4-3 at 5:11 of the third off a rebound before Pronger tied the game on a disputed goal from the top of the left circle.

Television replays showed Corey Perry had used a hand pass to move the puck from the crease to Ryan Getzlaf on the wing before the pass to Pronger, but the play was not reviewable.

"It was pretty obvious," the Coyotes' Shane Doan said. "But they refs are trying. They're doing their best. It was a mad scramble in front and it's unfortunate that it ended up going straight into our net immediately after that sequence."

It was a trying night for the officials overall. Three of Phoenix's four goals and a near miss by Anaheim had been reviewed earlier in the game.

Ballard had given Phoenix a 2-1 lead with 41.8 seconds left in the period when he took a backhand pass from Doan and guided the puck into the net as he was tripped from behind by Anaheim's Francois Beauchemin.

Tjarnqvist, acquired from Dallas on Monday along with a first-round pick for Ladislav Nagy, extended the lead to 3-1 at 2:48 of the second period when he beat Jean-Sebastien Giguere on rebound in the crease. Saprykin made it 4-1 at 6:58 while laying prone in the crease, redirecting Roche's shot from the right goal line past Giguere.

"At 4-1 we got back on our heels and took the penalty that made it 4-2 and gave them momentum," said Coyotes coach Wayne Gretzky said. "They're a good hockey club but they just kept coming at us."

Notes: Selanne, who also had an assist, moved past New York Islanders great Bryan Trottier into sole possession of 27th place on the career goals list. ... Selanne, traded away by the Winnipeg Jets just before the club's move to Phoenix, has 30 goals and 33 assists in 44 career games against the Coyotes. ... Tjarnqvist's goal was his first since January 4. ... The Coyotes' offensive ranks have been thinned so severely after the Nagy trade that Ballard, a defenseman, was positioned in front of the crease as a power forward on the Phoenix power play. ... Gretzky said Jovanovski also would miss Saturday's game against Detroit. "He's got an injury that's been bothering him and hasn't been getting any better and we need to get it better," Gretzky said.

scoring summary
1st Period
03:33
ANA
Teemu Selanne (33) ASST: Andy McDonald (36), Chris Kunitz (25)
1 - 0 ANA
12:33
PHX
Owen Nolan (14) ASST: Mathias Tjarnqvist (4), Kevyn Adams (5)
1 - 1 Tie
19:18
PHX
Keith Ballard (4) ASST: Steve Reinprecht (13), Shane Doan (17)
2 - 1 PHX
2nd Period
02:48
PHX
Mathias Tjarnqvist (2) ASST: Georges Laraque (17), Jeremy Roenick (12)
3 - 1 PHX
06:58
PHX
Oleg Saprykin (12) ASST: Travis Roche (9), Michael Zigomanis (7)
4 - 1 PHX
19:55
ANA
PPG - Chris Pronger (8) ASST: Scott Niedermayer (36), Teemu Selanne (32)
4 - 2 PHX
3rd Period
05:11
ANA
Dustin Penner (19) ASST: Ryan Shannon (8), Scott Niedermayer (37)
4 - 3 PHX
07:32
ANA
PPG - Chris Pronger (9) ASST: Ryan Getzlaf (16), Corey Perry (18)
4 - 4 Tie
OT Period
01:53
ANA
PPG - Teemu Selanne (34) ASST: Ryan Getzlaf (17), Andy McDonald (37)
5 - 4 ANA
penalty summary
1st Period
06:45
PHX
Josh Gratton  Hi-sticking against  Todd Marchant
06:45
PHX
Josh Gratton  Hi-sticking against  Todd Marchant
15:02
ANA
Corey Perry  Slashing
18:57
ANA
Ryan Getzlaf  Hooking against  Yanic Perreault
18:57
PHX
Yanic Perreault  Diving against  Ryan Getzlaf
19:18
PHX
Nick Boynton  Cross checking
19:18
ANA
Francois Beauchemin  Cross checking
2nd Period
03:14
ANA
Rob Niedermayer  Interference
07:14
ANA
Francois Beauchemin  Fighting (maj) against  Nick Boynton
07:14
PHX
Nick Boynton  Fighting (maj) against  Francois Beauchemin
07:32
PHX
Michael Zigomanis  Hooking
10:39
ANA
Ryan Getzlaf  Hooking against  Fredrik Sjostrom
12:40
PHX
Josh Gratton  Interference against  Samuel Pahlsson
18:55
PHX
Matt Jones  Interference against  Travis Moen
3rd Period
05:55
PHX
Nick Boynton  Delaying Game-Puck over glass
16:23
ANA
Sean O'Donnell  Holding the stick against  Michael Zigomanis
18:47
ANA
Teemu Selanne  Roughing against  Keith Ballard
18:47
PHX
Keith Ballard  Roughing against  Teemu Selanne
OT Period
01:23
PHX
Travis Roche  Interference against  Teemu Selanne
01:53
PHX
Yanic Perreault  Gross misconduct
goalie stats
Jean-Sebastien Giguere
SA: 26TOI: 61:53
Saves: 22EV: 18 - 22
PIM: 0PP: 4 - 4
SV%: .846SH: 0 - 0
Curtis Joseph
Curtis Joseph
SA: 40TOI: 61:53
Saves: 35EV: 22 - 24
PIM: 0PP: 11 - 14
SV%: .875SH: 2 - 2

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