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Ducks score on first three shots, cruise past Coyotes

Tuesday, 09.17.2013 / 6:23 AM

The Anaheim Ducks gave rookie goaltender Mark Visentin a rude welcome to the Honda Center as Teemu Selanne and defensemen Sami Vatanen and Nolan Yonkman scored on the home side's first three shots on the way to a 6-2 home win against the Phoenix Coyotes.

Selanne and Vatanen scored 21 seconds apart in the first 1:09. Yonkman's shorthanded goal 2:59 into the game made it 3-0, and Daniel Winnik connected at 16:36 to complete a four-goal first period. Hampus Lindholm and Emerson Etem also scored as the Ducks breezed to victory in their preseason opener.

"It's still preseason, and the first game, but I thought we did what they asked us to do, in terms of systems and what we've learned in camp," said Anaheim forward Andrew Cogliano, who assisted on three of the six goals. "I thought it was a good start, especially because we play tomorrow against L.A."

Guillaume Latendresse and Chris Brown scored for Phoenix, which learned earlier in the day that enforcer Paul Bissonnette will be suspended for the first 10 games of the regular season for coming off the bench on an illegal line change in Sunday's 4-2 victory against the Los Angeles Kings.

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