Coy­otes beat Ducks in OT

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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

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