Kyle Chipchura officially arrived in Anaheim on Saturday.
The recently-acquired forward scored his first goal with his new club as the Ducks skated away with a 4-2 win against the Phoenix Coyotes at the Honda Center.
Chipchura's goal gave Anaheim a 2-1 lead midway through the second period and ended a 40-game drought. It was his eighth game with the Ducks after being acquired from the Montreal Canadiens on Dec. 2.
''It shows that we're moving our feet. When you're not moving your feet, you're not going to draw penalties,'' Ducks forward Todd Marchant said of the power plays. ''We seemed to have Jovanovski's number today. It happens. I mean, I've been in that situation -- where it seems like every time you put a stick on somebody, you're getting a penalty called against you.''
Shane Doan and Adrian Aucoin scored for the Coyotes, who were 8-1-1 in their last 10 games and will play 13 of their next 15 at home. Ilya Bryzgalov made 29 saves against his former team, including a penalty shot by Marchant with 2:39 left in the third period.
Brown broke a scoreless tie 13:14 into the game, as he backhanded Petteri Nokelainen's rebound past Bryzgalov for his third goal of the season. Doan evened the score at 12:12 of the second period, as he took a pass from Scottie Upshall and ripped a wrist shot past Hiller to make it 1-1. It was his eighth goal of the season.
Chipchura then ended his long slump just 34 seconds later when he took a nice feed from Matt Beleskey and beat Bryzgalov with a backhander for his first goal of the season. Getzlaf doubled Anaheim's lead with a power-play goal with 2:34 remaining in the second for his third tally in as many games.
''The pedigree that is behind Kyle Chipchura is impeccable, from a hockey standpoint,'' Ducks coach Randy Carlyle said. ''He's getting probably much more of an opportunity here than in Montreal because it's more comfortable for him.''
Aucoin got the Coyotes back to within one 3:39 into the third period, but Ryan sealed Anaheim's third win in four games on a power-play goal with just 20 seconds to play after Jovanovski was called for hooking.
''We did everything we could to give the game away. We took bad penalty after bad penalty,'' Phoenix coach Dave Tippett said. ''When you are taking a penalty, either you are getting beat or you are not being smart with your stick. When you take that many penalties, it just wears too many guys down and it's going to bite you. We did that right until the end of the game -- and it bit us at the end of the game.''
Just a few minutes earlier, Marchant was awarded a penalty shot after being hooked from behind on a breakaway attempt seconds after leaving the penalty box. But Bryzgalov, who was picked up off waivers from Anaheim in 2007, gloved Marchant's chance.
The Ducks improved to 13-1-4 in their last 18 afternoon games on home ice.
''You look at the standings every day, and we don't seem to be moving much," Marchant said. "But we're getting points in these games. So we've got to start making our push and get ourselves in a playoff spot. It's going to take a lot of effort and sacrifice.''
Material from wire services was used in this report.
|Mike Brown (3) ASST: Petteri Nokelainen (2), Ryan Whitney (17)|
1 - 0 ANA
|Shane Doan (8) ASST: Scottie Upshall (6), Matthew Lombardi (14)|
1 - 1 Tie
|Kyle Chipchura (1) ASST: Matt Beleskey (2), Todd Marchant (5)|
2 - 1 ANA
|PPG - Ryan Getzlaf (9) ASST: Ryan Whitney (18), Scott Niedermayer (18)|
3 - 1 ANA
|Adrian Aucoin (5) ASST: Radim Vrbata (9), Lauri Korpikoski (2)|
3 - 2 ANA
|PPG - Bobby Ryan (16) ASST: Scott Niedermayer (19), Corey Perry (22)|
4 - 2 ANA
|Taylor Pyatt Tripping against Ryan Getzlaf|
|Ed Jovanovski Interference against Bobby Ryan|
|Kyle Chipchura Hi-sticking against Matthew Lombardi|
|Bobby Ryan Tripping against Keith Yandle|
|Nick Boynton Hooking against Paul Bissonnette|
|Paul Bissonnette Misconduct (10 min)|
|Ed Jovanovski Holding against Kyle Calder|
|Daniel Winnik Holding against Saku Koivu|
|Jim Vandermeer Cross checking against Todd Marchant|
|Ed Jovanovski Slashing against Dan Sexton|
|Todd Marchant Holding against Scottie Upshall|
|Ed Jovanovski Hooking against Corey Perry|