|ANA||0||0||0||(0 - 0)||0|
|PHX||1||2||1||(0 - 0)||4|
In the first game for Lubomir Visnovsky and Aaron Ward in the Ducks lineup, the club was kept off the scoreboard in a 4-0 loss at Phoenix.
It was Anaheim's second straight loss since coming back from the Olympic break and the second consecutive trip to the desert to end with a shutout defeat.
"The failure to execute when we had scoring chances was the disturbing part for us," said Ducks coach Randy Carlyle, whose team was 0 for 7 on the power play. "It seems like right now we're not getting anywhere near the performance level that's required. I think everybody can do more."
Former Duck goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov set a new Coyotes record in the victory.
Bryzgalov made 32 saves for his seventh shutout of the season and franchise-record 34th win of the season.
"It's nice but I'm not chasing any records here," Bryzgalov said. "I came to help my teammates win games and my teammates help me win games because we are in the same boat."
Bryzgalov faced just three shots in the first period, but was kept busy by the Ducks over the final two en route to his 15th career shutout and second against Anaheim this season.
"It started with Bryz in goal," Coyotes coach Dave Tippett said. "They're a big heavy team that throws a lot of pucks at the net."
Wojtek Wolski scored his second goal in two games with Phoenix and added an assist, and Petr Prucha, Vernon Fiddler and Keith Yandle also scored to help the Coyotes win their second straight after a three-game losing streak.
Phoenix remained in fourth place in the Western Conference.
"We're trying to make the playoffs and every game we win we are closer to finishing this mission," Bryzgalov said.
Wolski, acquired from Colorado on Wednesday before the trade deadline, carried the puck to the bottom of the right circle after Matthew Lombardi won the faceoff, spun clockwise and swept the shot past Jonas Hiller to give the Coyotes a 2-0 lead 52 seconds into the second period.
Prucha had snapped a 1-1 tie 96 seconds earlier, firing a rebound past Hiller from the top of the crease for a power-play goal.
"I thought we'd done a pretty good job on the penalty kill and then we make a mistake and it's in the back of our net," Carlyle said.
Wolski picked up his third point with the Coyotes at 10:39 of the second period, staying on the ice for an extended shift and dancing around the Anaheim defense before finding Fiddler to the left of the net with a backhand pass. Fiddler forced a shot under Hiller's left pad for his first goal since Jan. 16 and a 3-0 lead.
Yandle made it 4-0 with 3:47 remaining following a video review. On-ice officials originally ruled Yandle's shot from the right point hit the crossbar, but the unassisted goal was granted after review at a stoppage 31 seconds later.
NOTES: Yandle's goal was the NHL-leading 37th by a Coyotes defensemen. Anaheim has been held scoreless over its last 369:51 at Jobing.Com Arena. ... Phoenix defenseman Zbynek Michalek played in his 400th career game. ... Prucha has 12 goals - one fewer than he scored the past two seasons combined.
|PPG - Petr Prucha (12) ASST: Radim Vrbata (18), Derek Morris (23)|
1 - 0 PHX
|Wojtek Wolski (19) ASST: Matthew Lombardi (29)|
2 - 0 PHX
|Vernon Fiddler (6) ASST: Wojtek Wolski (31), Adrian Aucoin (16)|
3 - 0 PHX
|Keith Yandle (11) ASST: Lee Stempniak (17)|
4 - 0 PHX
|Petteri Nokelainen Tripping against Ryan Carter|
|Dan Sexton Hooking against Derek Morris|
|Taylor Pyatt Tripping against Corey Perry|
|Troy Bodie Interference against Shane Doan|
|Bobby Ryan Too many men on the ice|
|Taylor Pyatt Slashing against Bobby Ryan|
|Sami Lepisto Interference against Dan Sexton|
|Matt Beleskey Cross checking against Keith Yandle|
|Matthew Lombardi Holding against Kyle Chipchura|
|Sami Lepisto Holding against Jason Blake|
|Kyle Chipchura Roughing against Keith Yandle|
|Keith Yandle Roughing against Kyle Chipchura|
|Vernon Fiddler Misconduct against Sheldon Brookbank|
|Sheldon Brookbank Misconduct against Vernon Fiddler|
|Sami Lepisto Tripping against Jason Blake|
|Derek Morris Fighting against Corey Perry|
|Corey Perry Fighting against Derek Morris|
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