ARIZONA COYOTES

Coyotes beat Ducks behind Clayton Keller’s 2 points

Apr 8, 2023, 5:34 PM | Updated: 5:34 pm

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Barrett Hayton scored at four minutes of overtime to give the Arizona Coyotes a 5-4 victory over Anaheim on Saturday, the Ducks’ 10th loss in a row.

Max Jones gave the Ducks their first lead at 4-3 with 1:52 to go in regulation, but Matias Maccelli tied it with 36 seconds left with goalie Ivan Prosvetov off for an extra attacker.

Clayton Keller scored his 37th goal of the season for Arizona. Christian Fischer and Lawson Crouse also connected, with Crouse’s goal coming on the power play. J.J. Moser had two assists, and Prosvetov stopped 25 shots.

Adam Henrique scored twice for Anaheim, and Ryan Strome had a goal and two assists. Anaheim, which entered Saturday tied for last in the NHL with Chicago and Columbus at 56 points, hasn’t won since beating Columbus at home on March 17.

With Anaheim goalie John Gibson sidelined with an illness, Olle Eriksson Ek was recalled Friday from San Diego of the American Hockey League, where he was 2-13-0 with a 4.81 goals-against average. The 23-year-old brother of Minnesota Wild center Joel Eriksson Ek had been up for eight games earlier this season, but stayed on the bench. He made 33 saves Saturday.

Fischer opened the scoring at 12:12 of the first period, poking a rebound off J.J. Moser’s shot past Eriksson Ek.

Seven seconds after Fischer’s goal, the Coyotes’ Victor Soderstrom was called for tripping and the Ducks cashed in when Henrique scored on a wrist shot from the slot at 14:21. Strome assisted on the power-play goal.

Arizona regained the lead when Crouse was credited with his 24th goal on Soderstrom’s shot 6:33 into the second period, with the Ducks’ Simon Benoit off for holding. Travis Boyd also had an assist.

Keller moved closer to Keith Tkachuk’s Coyotes record of 86 points by scoring at 9:06 of the second, with Nick Schmaltz and Moser assisting. Keller has 84 points with two games to go.

Anaheim made it 3-2 when Strome scored on a cross-ice pass from Derek Grant in front of Prosvetov at 12:01 of the second period. And Henrique scored his 21st on a power play to tie it up at 5:46, six seconds after Crouse was called for hooking. Strome and Trevor Zegras had the assists, with Zegras getting his team-high 39th assist of the season.

SCRATCHED

Ducks: F Scott Harrington (upper body), F Troy Terry (personal), F Brock McGinn (upper body).

Coyotes: F Zack Kassian (upper body), Connor Ingram (goaltender rotation).

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Ducks: Host Colorado on Sunday night.

Coyotes: Host Seattle on Monday night.

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