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Ducks win preseason opener 6-2 over Coyotes, scoring on 1st 3 shots of game against Visentin

Tuesday, 09.17.2013 / 12:45 AM / News

The Canadian Press

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Ducks win preseason opener 6-2 over Coyotes, scoring on 1st 3 shots of game against Visentin

ANAHEIM, Calif. - Teemu Selanne and defencemen Sami Vatanen and Nolan Yonkman scored on Anaheim's first three shots against Phoenix Coyotes rookie Mark Visentin, and the Ducks earned a 6-2 victory Monday night in their preseason opener.

Yonkman's short-handed goal came 2:59 in, and Daniel Winnik capped Anaheim's four-goal first period. Hampus Lindholm connected during a 5-on-3 power play in the second, Emerson Etem also had a goal, and Andrew Cogliano had three assists.

Both starting goalies sat out the third period. Jonas Hiller stopped 12 of 13 shots for the Ducks. Visentin, one of two first-round picks by the Coyotes in the 2010 draft, made 18 saves.

Guillaume Latendresse and Chris Brown scored for Phoenix.

Coyotes enforcer Paul Bissonnette was suspended for 10 regular-season games by the NHL on Monday for leaving the bench to fight Los Angeles' Jordan Nolan on Sunday. Nolan had levelled Coyotes defenceman Rotislav Klesla with a hit that left him with a concussion and whiplash.

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