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Late Ducks Rally Is Spoiled in Overtime Loss to Phoenix, 3-2

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 1:49 AM
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Late Ducks Rally Is Spoiled in Overtime Loss to Phoenix, 3-2
Phoenix Coyotes 3, Anaheim Ducks 2
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By Adam Brady (abrady@anaheimducks.com)
AnaheimDucks.com

ANAHEIM – If ever the outcome of a game could be read by the sound of the crowd, it was in the Ducks’ Sunday evening loss to Phoenix at Honda Center.

A throng that was loudly jubilant when Bobby Ryan tied the game with a tip-in goal late in regulation was conspicuously silent when Phoenix won it in overtime a few minutes later.

James Vandermeer clinched the 3-2 Phoenix victory with his second goal of the game 1:18 into the extra session, connecting on a one-timer from the slot that appeared to deflect off Ducks defenseman Nick Boynton before getting behind Jean-Sebastien Giguere. The loss snapped Anaheim's three-game winning streak.

"It’s important to focus on the positives," Giguere said. "We found a way to get a point at the end in the last two minutes, so we should be happy about that. The game didn’t go exactly the way we wanted. We know what we did wrong and what we did well."

It was a tough loss for a Ducks team that had forced overtime on Ryan’s goal with 1:54 left in regulation. Ryan was able to get his stick on a Nick Boynton shot from the point, redirecting is enough to get it behind former Ducks netminder Ilya Bryzgalov. Corey Perry got the second assist on the play, giving him a league-best 18th straight game with a point, which broke Teemu Selanne’s team record.

That goal was vital for the Ducks, as they gave up two Phoenix tallies in the third period that gave the Coyotes their first lead of the contest. Vandermeer buried a rebound into an open net 5:28 in the period and Matthew Lombardi took a Sami Lepisto feed before maneuvering around Giguere for a goal midway through the period.

"We got ahead and stopped skating in the third," Ryan said. "They dominated the third period. Jiggy made a lot of saves early that you think would depress them at some point and get under their skin, but it didn’t. They just kept hanging around."

Bryzgalov made a number of big stops among his 26 on the night to keep Phoenix in front.

The Ducks entered the game with a 8-0-1 when leading after two periods, but "started to sit back" in the third, according to Ducks coach Randy Carlyle.

"We didn’t move our feet as much as we wanted to," Giguere added. "The whole key to our game is getting our legs going. A team that is down 1-0 in the third is going to skate. You have to match their intensity. We didn’t do that and let them come. They managed a way to score a couple of goals. We can’t do that and have to learn from that.

Ryan Getzlaf provided the only scoring in the first two periods for either side, connecting on the power play 5:12 into the middle session. After Teemu Selanne held the puck in the right wing circle, he got it to Getzlaf in the slot, and the center whipped it on net past Bryzgalov. But the Ducks didn't find the net again until Ryan came through late in a third period that otherwise belonged to Phoenix.

"You know their team is going to have a push," Carlyle said. "Similar to the last couple of games, to start of the third period, we were not skating. We were standing around, standing still and trying to make plays. The opposition is putting a push on. Our reaction to it is we haven’t had enough strong plays to move around that pressure."

The Ducks continued to be without Joffrey Lupul (back spasms) and were also missing Kyle Calder, who is out two to four weeks with an eye injury suffered when a puck hit him Saturday at practice. New call-up Matt Beleskey took his place in the lineup.

Anaheim closes out a seven-game homestand (in which they're 4-1-1 so far on Tuesday against Los Angeles.

GAME NOTES

The Ducks have earned standings points in four straight games 3-0-1 and are 4-1-1 on the homestand.

The Ducks have scored a power play goal in three straight games (five-for-10, 50.0%) and six of the last eight contests (12-for-31, 38.7%).

Anaheim has not allowed a power play goal in four consecutive games (15 straight kills) and has killed 16 straight penalties since the third period of the club’s contest vs. San Jose on Nov. 21.

Perry’s 18-game scoring streak matches the longest in the NHL since Phil Kessel (then with Boston), who recorded an 18-game point streak from Nov. 13-Dec. 21, 2008 (14-14=28). The last player in the NHL to have a scoring streak longer than 18 games was Pittsburgh’s Sidney Crosby, who registered a 19-game streak from Oct. 6 – Nov. 17, 2007 (11-19=30). Perry’s career-high nine-game assist streak (1-10=11) is also the longest current assist streak in the NHL.

With an assist tonight, Teemu Selanne (593-639=1,232) moved into a share of 36th on the NHL’s all-time points list with Phil Housley. He also grabbed sole possession of 59th on the NHL’s all-time assists list. He is now just two assists shy from moving into a share of 58th (also Gary Suter). Selanne now has a three-game scoring streak (3-2=5) and has earned points in six of the last eight games (5-5=10). He also has registered points in seven of the last nine HOME games (7-5=12).

J.S. Giguere has gone 3-0-1 in his last four games, with a 1.71 GAA (246 MIN/7 GA) and .944 SV% (stopped 119-of-126 shots) during that stretch.

With a goal tonight, Bobby Ryan has earned points in five of the last six games (3-2=5) and 11 of 13 (7-4=11). He also has points in 10 of 11 HOME games (8-5=13), including goals in seven of 11.

Ryan Getzlaf has collected points in three of the last four games (2-1=3) and in 15 of 18 (5-20=25).

Tonight’s attendance was 13,023.

GAME LOG

Overtime

1:18 - PHOENIX GOAL - JAMES VANDERMEER - Vandermeer fires a one-timer from the point that looks like it's tipped in front before it trickles behind Giguere. After a brief look at the replay, which might have been to determine if it was tipped with a high stick, it's ruled the goal is good and the Ducks lose it, 3-2.


0:50 - Boynton again sends it in where it's tipped by Selanne and hits the side of the net. Crowd thought it was in. 

0:00 - Here we go in overtime.

3rd Period

20:00 - END OF REGULATION - Ryan's late goal has us going to overtime.

18:06 - ANAHEIM GOAL - BOBBY RYAN - Boynton wrists the puck on net from inside the blue line on the right wing, where it's tipped in front by Ryan and gets behind Bryzgalov. Ryan raises a fist and looks to the skyward in celebration of a monster Anaheim goal. Second assist goes to Perry, who breaks Selanne's team scoring streak record with his 18th straight game with a point. More importantly, we're tied at 2.


16:10 - Selanne is robbed by Bryz after a one-timer off a great Wisniewski feed across the ice.

15:53 - Crowd boos as Selanne is roughed up by Adrian Aucoin but gets no call, then there is a slight rumble after the whistle between Ducks and Coyotes.

15:38 - Big kill for the Ducks to stay in this game.

13:38 - ANA Penalty - Teemu Selanne, 2 min. roughing. Selanne gets behind the D down the right wing and feeds to a charging Koivu, who chips it over the net. Selanne and Upshall get face to face but don't throw any blows. Somehow Selanne gets the gate anyway.

12:30 - Getzlaf feeds in front to Ryan, who can't control it and the puck is kicked away by Bryz.

Movie clips from Anchorman, American Pie and Animal House lead into a MAKE SOME NOISE command on the video board.

10:07 - PHOENIX GOAL - MATTHEW LOMBARDI - The Coyotes hustle up the ice, where Lombardi takes a feed from Lepisto and maneuvers around Giguere to fill the net. First lead for Phoenix, 2-1.


9:35 - Wisniewski rifles a one-timer from the point, kick saved by Bryz.

Not long before the Ducks gave up that goal, Chris Getzlaf's Roughriders lost the Grey Cup when Montreal had a second chance at a game-winning field goal following a Saskatchewan penalty for too many men on the field. What a bizarre finish to a championship game.


5:28 - PHOENIX GOAL - JAMES VANDERMEER - During a furious sequence in front of the Anaheim net, Giguere pops out to stop a Robert Lang shot, but the net is wide open as the rebound kicks to Vandermeer and he sends it in. We're tied 1-1.


4:47 - Nice stop 35 on a wrister from the point.

I just noticed, no
tennis balls tonight. No TV and no tennis balls. Weird game.

0:55 - Gargantuan play by Wisniewski, as the puck flutters in the air behind a drawn-out Giguere and Wiz dives to knock it away. Crowd gives him some serious love.

0:00 - Here we go in the third, where the Ducks are 8-0-1 when they enter with a lead.

2nd Period

20:00 - END OF PERIOD - Getzlaf on the power play puts the Ducks up 1-0, but Anaheim will gace 53 seconds of PK time when we come back.

18:52 - ANA Penalty - Corey Perry, 2 min. tripping. Perry, still out there after doing work on that power play, gets the penalty.

16:13 - PHX Penalty - Lauri Korpikoski, 2 min. hooking. He gets Koivu right after a Giguere save. Add Lauri Korpikoski to the list -- which includes Lindsay Hunter, Ashley Lelie, Tatum Bell, and Brook and Robin Lopez -- of professional athletes whose names make them sound like hot girls.

15:57 - Kill for the Ducks. Tacos for everybody.

13:57 - ANA Penalty - Evgeny Artyukhin, 2 min. interference. Artyukhin blocks the path of .. actually, I didn't see who it was. Some Coyote.

12:30 - Perry and Getzlaf again with some serious forechecking. They will never get quite enough credit for how well they do that.

11:40 - Arty momentarily loses the puck and then knocks down Mikkel Boedker to get it back. That was fun to watch.

7:40 - Another near-miss for the Ducks (or should it be near-hit?) as Beleskey is off and running up the wing and slides it to Marchant, who taps it wide of the net.

6:50 - Nice pass by Koivu at center ice to set up Selanne on a rush down the right wing. He gets deep and passes across to Artyukhin, who's at a bad angle for the shot and Bryz stops it.

5:12 - ANAHEIM GOAL (POWER PLAY) - RYAN GETZLAF - With the Ducks up a man, Selanne holds it in the right wing circle momentarily before sending it to Getzlaf, who whips it on net past Bryzgalov. It's 1-0 Ducks. By the way, there aren't too many sounds on this earth cooler than thousands of people screaming, "YEAH!" at the exact same time. I'll never get sick of that.


4:41 - PHX Penalty - Sami Lepisto, 2 min. hooking. Second power play for Anaheim (0-1).

2:40 - Getzlaf nicely keeps the puck in the zone along the blue paint and gets it to Perry, who gives it back for the tip try that goes just wide.

0:00 - Off and running in the second.

1st Period

20:00 - END OF PERIOD - And it's a mostly tepid one as neither team finds the back of the net.

18:58 - Nice job by Giguere to come out and make a stop on Upshall after Upshall beat a couple of Ducks d-men deep on the left wing.

It's trivia time and Jason from Huntington Beach, surrounded by four Power Players, is asked which current Duck once played for the Coyotes. Steve Eminger, Nick Boynton, Kyle Calder. He quickly goes with Boynton and he's right. Kind of an easy one. I'm kind of embarrassed I came up with that one for our game entertainment staff.


15:53 - ANA Penalty - Scott Niedermayer and PHX Penalty - Martin Hanzal, 2 min. each cross checking. Niedermayer and Hanzal mix it up in front of the net.

14:49 - ANA Penalty - Todd Marchant, 2 min. high sticking.

14:20 - Schlemko runs hard into Artyukhin and goes back to the bench holding his face. Running into Artyukhin never seems to turn out ggod.

13:30 - Kick save Bryzgalov on a rocket from the right wing by Selanne.

11:45 - Nice kick save by 35 as Matthew Lombardi got loose in the slot.

Absolutely mandatory we link to this whenever Bryz is in town. "Is hockey ... is only a game! ... Why you haf to be mad?"

8:53 - Nice glove stop by Giguere as Robert Lang tries a surprise shot from the bottom of the circle.

7:15 - Whitney gets a feed in the slot, but his shot is saved by Bryz.

No TV for either side in this game, so I'm imagining my ratings are through the roof.

5:26 - PHX Penalty - Vernon Fiddler, 2 min. hooking. First opportunity for Anaheim.

5:00 - New call-up Beleskey on the ice, wearing No. 39, which I believe last belonged to Doug Weight.

In case anyone is interested, Ryan Getzlaf's brother Chris, a wide receiver for the Saskatchewan Roughriders, is playing in the Grey Cup (the Canadian Football League's Super Bowl) right now.
Here's a link

1:49 - Mikkelson tries to put it on net from behind the cage, and it hits off a Phoenix skate before Bryzgalov covers.

0:00 - And we're underway at Honda Center.

Pregame

7:07 p.m. - Christina Reyes continues her trend of having a different look every time she sings the anthem (which she again sings beautifully). This time she's got a tint of blue in her hair, is wearing a black dress, no glasses, and I can't figure out why, but she looks 10 years younger.


Starters are in bold and italics.


PHOENIX COYOTES ANAHEIM DUCKS
# Pos Name
2 D JAMES VANDERMEER
3 D KEITH YANDLE
4 D ZBYNEK MICHALEK (A)
6 D DAVID SCHLEMKO
8 R SCOTTIE UPSHALL
11 C MARTIN HANZAL
12 L PAUL BISSONNETTE
14 L TAYLOR PYATT
15 C MATTHEW LOMBARDI
16 R PETR PRUCHA
17 R RADIM VRBATA
18 D SAMI LEPISTO
19 R SHANE DOAN (C)
20 C ROBERT LANG
29 L LAURI KORPIKOSKI
33 D ADRIAN AUCOIN
34 C DANIEL WINNIK
38 L VERNON FIDDLER (A)
88 C PETER MUELLER
1 G JASON LABARBERA
30 G ILYA BRYZGALOV
# Pos Name
4 D NICK BOYNTON
7 D STEVE EMINGER
8 R TEEMU SELANNE
9 R BOBBY RYAN
10 R COREY PERRY
11 C SAKU KOIVU (A)
13 R MIKE BROWN
15 C RYAN GETZLAF (A)
16 R GEORGE PARROS
17 C PETTERI NOKELAINEN
19 D RYAN WHITNEY
21 D SHELDON BROOKBANK
22 C TODD MARCHANT
24 R EVGENY ARTYUKHIN
27 D SCOTT NIEDERMAYER (C)
34 D JAMES WISNIEWSKI
39 L MATT BELESKEY
60 D BRENDAN MIKKELSON
67 C MACGREGOR SHARP
1 G JONAS HILLER
35 G JEAN-SEBASTIEN GIGUERE
 
Scratches
# Pos Name
55 D ED JOVANOVSKI
89 L MIKKEL BOEDKER
# Pos Name
26 C ERIK CHRISTENSEN
14 R JOFFREY LUPUL
32 L KYLE CALDER




Game Notes

scoring summary
1st Period
NONE
2nd Period
05:12
ANA
PPG - Ryan Getzlaf (5) ASST: Teemu Selanne (6), Scott Niedermayer (14)
1 - 0 ANA
3rd Period
05:28
PHX
Jim Vandermeer (3) ASST: Robert Lang (9), Mikkel Boedker (2)
1 - 1 Tie
10:07
PHX
Matthew Lombardi (5) ASST: Sami Lepisto (5), Scottie Upshall (5)
2 - 1 PHX
18:06
ANA
Bobby Ryan (11) ASST: Nick Boynton (6), Corey Perry (18)
2 - 2 Tie
OT Period
01:18
PHX
Shane Doan (7) ASST: Jim Vandermeer (3), Robert Lang (10)
3 - 2 PHX
penalty summary
1st Period
05:25
PHX
Vernon Fiddler  Hooking against  Mike Brown
14:49
ANA
Todd Marchant  Hi-sticking against  David Schlemko
15:53
ANA
Scott Niedermayer  Cross checking against  Martin Hanzal
15:53
PHX
Martin Hanzal  Cross checking against  Scott Niedermayer
2nd Period
04:51
PHX
Sami Lepisto  Hooking against  Corey Perry
13:57
ANA
Evgeny Artyukhin  Interference against  Scottie Upshall
16:13
PHX
Lauri Korpikoski  Hooking against  Saku Koivu
18:52
ANA
Corey Perry  Tripping against  Lauri Korpikoski
3rd Period
13:38
ANA
Teemu Selanne  Roughing against  Scottie Upshall
OT Period
NONE
goalie stats
Ilya Bryzgalov
SA: 28TOI: 61:18
Saves: 26EV: 22 - 23
PIM: 0PP: 4 - 5
SV%: .929SH: 0 - 0
Jean-Sebastien Giguere
SA: 26TOI: 61:18
Saves: 23EV: 21 - 24
PIM: 0PP: 2 - 2
SV%: .885SH: 0 - 0

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