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Coyotes 4, Ducks 2

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 4:51 AM

Associated Press

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Coyotes 4, Ducks 2
Phoenix Coyotes 4, Anaheim Ducks 2

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -Quite a lively bunch, the youth-infused Phoenix Coyotes.

Rookies Kyle Turris and Mikkel Boedker both scored for the first time in the NHL, and college hockey's outstanding player of 2007-08, Kevin Porter, chipped in with an assist Sunday night to help the Coyotes spoil the Ducks' home opener with a 4-2 victory.

Two games and two wins into the season, Wayne Gretzky's enjoying coaching the young players.

"They're a special group. The veteran players around them have brought them along nicely," Gretzky said. "They play hard and they want to get better and it's fun to be around them.

"These kids are pretty unique and they are pretty good. I think although they're kids, they're pretty mature. They really have their eyes wide-open and are having a lot of fun."

Turris was taken by Phoenix with the third pick in the 2007 draft, and Boedker was selected eighth this year. Porter was taken in the fourth round in 2004, before his outstanding college career at Michigan.

The Coyotes' Ilya Bryzgalov, formerly Jean-Sebastien Giguere's backup in Anaheim, made 33 saves to run his record against the Ducks to 4-1-1, and Shane Doan scored twice for Phoenix.

Ryan Carter and George Parros scored for the Ducks (0-2).

Doan's second goal gave Phoenix a 4-2 lead with 3:40 remaining, and Parros capped the scoring just 13 seconds later.

Scattered skirmishes broke out on the ice in the final second of the game, when the Ducks drew five penalties and the Coyotes three.

"It was just tempers flaring," Gretzky said.

The Coyotes built a 3-0 lead in the second period before Carter scored for Anaheim.

Giguere stopped 20 shots, but was victimized for two goals by shoddy defensive play.

Boedker was happy with his first NHL goal.

"So far there have only been two games, but every one is special, and obviously getting my goal in my second game, that's unbelievable," he said.

He, like Gretzky, credited the Coyotes' veterans for taking the younger players under their wings.

"The leadership, it's huge for us. It's just feeding off them," Boedker said.

The Ducks, beaten 4-1 at San Jose in their season opener, looked sluggish again.

"We're just not where we need to be with our focus," Scott Niedermayer said. "We're working, but we're not working smart and we're in the wrong place at the wrong time.

"Teams have success in this league by playing as a team, everybody knows what each other's doing, and you're playing the system. When you're playing that well, you have good results. Right now, we're really not doing that as five guys in the ice."

Giguere said, "We need to go in there and step it up a notch. We need to not be going in there and being afraid to lose."

Phoenix opened its three-goal lead midway through the second period when Turris poked in a shot from near the right post after a scramble in the crease when Giguere tried futilely to smother the puck. It popped out to Turris, who tapped in a backhander at 8:56.

After assisting on the Coyotes' first-period goal, Steven Reinprecht set up another early in the second. He flipped a high pass to Doan breaking behind the defense, and Doan skated down on Giguere, deked to his right at close range, then veered to his left and backhanded a shot inside the left post at 1:51.

Phoenix opened the scoring at 11:40 on Boedker's goal.

On a 2-on-1 rush after a battle for the puck on the boards when Anaheim defensemen Kent Huskins and Travis Moen collided, Reinprecht controlled the puck and skated down the left side. He sent a pass to Boedker, who sliced to his left past defenseman Steve Montador and beat Giguere stick side.

Notes: Anaheim C Rob Niedermayer left the game with a bruised leg in the first period and didn't return. ... Bryzgalov had 28 saves in the Coyotes' opening 3-1 win over Columbus. Giguere had 37 saves but gave up four goals in the loss at San Jose. ... The Ducks were 28-9-4 in Anaheim last season, their best home mark in the regular season.

scoring summary
1st Period
11:40
PHX
Mikkel Boedker (1) ASST: Steve Reinprecht (2), Todd Fedoruk (1)
1 - 0 PHX
2nd Period
01:51
PHX
Shane Doan (1) ASST: Steve Reinprecht (3), Kurt Sauer (1)
2 - 0 PHX
08:56
PHX
Kyle Turris (1) ASST: Keith Yandle (1), Kevin Porter (2)
3 - 0 PHX
13:56
ANA
Ryan Carter (1) ASST: Corey Perry (1), Chris Pronger (2)
3 - 1 PHX
3rd Period
16:20
PHX
PPG - Shane Doan (2) ASST: Kyle Turris (2), Olli Jokinen (2)
4 - 1 PHX
16:33
ANA
George Parros (1) ASST: Brian Sutherby (1), Steve Montador (2)
4 - 2 PHX
penalty summary
1st Period
08:15
PHX
Kurt Sauer  Hi-sticking against  Ryan Getzlaf
2nd Period
01:10
ANA
Steve Montador  Roughing against  Todd Fedoruk
01:10
PHX
Todd Fedoruk  Roughing against  Steve Montador
06:40
PHX
David Hale  Fighting (maj) against  Brian Sutherby
06:40
ANA
Brian Sutherby  Fighting (maj) against  David Hale
06:54
ANA
Kent Huskins  Delay of game
10:52
PHX
Peter Mueller  Hooking against  Francois Beauchemin
12:40
PHX
Kurt Sauer  Roughing against  Travis Moen
12:40
ANA
Travis Moen  Roughing against  Kurt Sauer
3rd Period
02:29
ANA
Ryan Carter  Roughing against  Kevin Porter
07:12
PHX
Keith Yandle  Slashing against  Corey Perry
10:57
ANA
Kent Huskins  Hooking against  Mikkel Boedker
14:27
ANA
Ryan Getzlaf  Interference against  Zbynek Michalek
17:11
ANA
Francois Beauchemin  Cross checking against  Viktor Tikhonov
19:29
PHX
Shane Doan  Hooking against  Corey Perry
19:59
PHX
Daniel Winnik  Misconduct (10 min)
19:59
PHX
Kurt Sauer  Fighting (maj) against  Ryan Getzlaf
19:59
ANA
Chris Pronger  Misconduct (10 min)
19:59
ANA
Chris Kunitz  Misconduct (10 min) against  Martin Hanzal
19:59
ANA
Corey Perry  Roughing against  Martin Hanzal
19:59
ANA
Ryan Getzlaf  Fighting (maj) against  Kurt Sauer
19:59
ANA
Chris Kunitz  Roughing against  Zbynek Michalek
19:59
PHX
Ilya Bryzgalov  Goalie leave crease
goalie stats
Ilya Bryzgalov
SA: 35TOI: 59:59
Saves: 33EV: 25 - 27
PIM: 2PP: 7 - 7
SV%: .943SH: 1 - 1
Jean-Sebastien Giguere
SA: 24TOI: 59:17
Saves: 20EV: 14 - 17
PIM: 0PP: 6 - 7
SV%: .833SH: 0 - 0