Coyotes beat Ducks in OT
ARIZONA: Mikkel Boedker scored in overtime to give the Arizona Coyotes a 43 win over the Anaheim Ducks on Monday at the Honda Center.
Boedker secured a loose puck at center ice, went on a breakaway and deposited a backhand past goalie Frederik Andersen to end the Ducks’ four-game winning streak 1:18 into the extra period.
Anaheim center Ryan Getzlaf made Boedker’s goal possible by inadvertently leaving the puck between his legs as he was trying to set up a play from center ice.
The Ducks, who took a 2-0 lead in the first period, forged a 3-3 tie at 11:43 of the third period on defenseman Sami Vatanen’s third goal of the season.
Vatanen stick-handled between two defenders and past a third before executing a give-and-go with center Andrew Cogliano. Vatanen then deflected Cogliano’s return pass from the left circle past goalie Anders Lindback.
Lindback finished with 33 saves. Andersen stopped 24 shots. The Ducks took a 2-0 lead in the first period by scoring twice in just over a minute against Lindback, who made his second start of the season.
Anaheim’s first goal came 41 seconds after Coyotes right winger Shane Doan went to the penalty box for holding. After Lindback made a pad save on defenseman Hampus Lindholm’s slap shot from the top of the slot, right winger Chris Stewart converted the rebound at 5:43 for his third goal of the season.
Center Ryan Kesler scored his first goal at 6:49 by deflecting Vatanen’s slap shot between Lindback’s glove and the post.
Lindback, who last started Oct. 24, replaced Mike Smith in the net. Smith allowed 16 goals in his past five games and lost five of seven decisions since Arizona’s 4-0 victory over the Ducks on Oct. 14.
However, rookie left winger Max Domi led a three-goal rally in the second period that put the Coyotes ahead, 3-2. Left winger Anthony Duclair scored Arizona’s first goal and his sixth on a slap shot during a power play at 2:44, 27 seconds after defenseman Josh Manson received a penalty for high sticking.
The short-handed goal was just the fifth allowed by the Ducks. Domi tied the score at 15:57 when he converted a wrist shot in front of the crease. Then with 7.2 seconds left in the second period, Domi skated around the right-wing post and stuffed the puck between Andersen’s legs for his team-leading seventh goal of the season.— Reuters