Shane Doan inches toward records, Coyotes lose to Ducks
ANAHEIM, Calif. — Corey Perry and Andrew Cogliano scored less than two minutes apart early in the third period to break open a tie game, and the Anaheim Ducks beat the Arizona Coyotes 5-2 on Friday night for their season-high sixth straight victory.
Hampus Lindholm and Mike Santorelli scored 66 seconds apart in the second period, Patrick Maroon had a power-play goal and two assists, and Frederik Andersen made 23 saves. The Ducks, who were coming off Thursday’s 4-1 victory over division-leading Los Angeles, are 13-3-1 since losing back-to-back road games to the Islanders and Rangers.
Shane Doan had a goal and an assist for Arizona, Tobias Rieder also scored and Anders Lindback stopped 36 shots. The Coyotes are 2-6-2 since a season-best four-game winning streak.
Doan’s 122nd career power-play goal tied Dale Hawerchuk’s franchise record and increased his point total to 928, one away from Hawerchuk’s club mark.
Shane Doan: “These next 20 games are huge for us. Everyone can get up for the last 10, but these next 20, this is going to be it.”
— Dave Vest (@davest4yotes) February 6, 2016
Perry’s 21st goal at 2:07 of the third period, off a feed from Rickard Rakell, gave the Ducks a 3-2 lead they would not relinquish. Cogliano added an insurance goal on a perfect setup in front by Kevin Bieksa.
The Coyotes were 1 for 5 on the power play against a penalty-killing unit that began the day with a league-best 89.3 percentage. Anaheim defenseman Sami Vatanen was off for tripping when Doan backhanded a rebound of Antoine Vermette for his team-high 19th goal, tying it at 2.
"It's concerning, but you look at some of the calls on both sides & it's tough to get a handle on consistency." – Dave Tippett on penalties
— Yotes (@ArizonaCoyotes) February 6, 2016
Anaheim outshot Arizona 14-6 during a chippy first period, with the first shot of the game ending up in the back of the Ducks’ net. Rieder beat Andersen to the stick side from close range at 1:34.
Anaheim pulled ahead 2-1 with the goals by Lindholm and Santorelli. Lindholm carried the puck into the zone and beat Lindback at the 4-minute mark of the period with a screened wrist shot from the right circle, 3 seconds after the Coyotes killed off a hooking penalty against Vermette.
Moments later, Lindback — making his first start since Jan. 16 — went behind his net to clear the puck and fanned on it. The forechecking Santorelli took it away from him and backhanded his sixth goal into a wide-open net as defenseman Connor Murphy got to the crease too late to prevent it.
NOTES: Handling the ceremonial puck drop for the first “Angels Night” at Honda Center was baseball Hall of Famer Rod Carew, who spent seven of his 19 major league seasons across the street at the “Big A.” The Ducks wore modified Angels uniforms during the pregame warmup. … Doan played in his 1,427th game with the Coyotes, breaking a tie with Boston’s Johnny Bucyk for seventh place in games played with one franchise. … The Ducks entered Friday with the fewest goals in the league (106) and the third-fewest allowed (113). … Coyotes C Boyd Gordon was a healthy scratch. He has no goals in 47 games, one fewer than Edmonton C Anton Lander for the most by any forward this season without one. Los Angeles Kings C Jordan Nolan is still looking for his first goal after 46 games. … Coyotes rookie LW Max Domi has three goals in his last 26 games, all of them on Jan. 12 against Edmonton, when he got his first NHL hat trick. That was 10 games ago. … The Ducks have allowed more than three goals only once in their last 18 games, a 4-0 home loss to Toronto on Jan. 6. … The Ducks head out on a seven-game road trip that begins Monday night against Pittsburgh.