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Coyotes Beat Ducks in OT

Shane Doan scored the decisive goal in a preseason game on Saturday night

by Dave Vest @davest4yotes / Coyotes Sr. Director of News Content

Postgame: Doan

Shane Doan talks postgame after 3-2 win

Shane Doan discusses the team's 3-2 preseason win over Anaheim on Saturday

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GLENDALE -- Shane Doan scored the game-winning goal at 3:53 of overtime, and the Coyotes beat the Anaheim Ducks, 3-2, in a preseason game played Saturday night at Gila River Arena.

Goalie Mike Smith played the entire game for Arizona and stopped 38 of 40 shots. 

Doan, playing his first game of the preseason, one-timed a pass from prospect Christian Dvorak past Ducks goalie Jonathan Bernier to up Arizona's preseason record to 3-1-1.

"Dvorak made an absolutely, picture-perfect pass," Doan said. "On our ice that's sometimes hard to do, and he makes it and it lands flat, right in my wheelhouse."

The Ducks took a 1-0 lead on their first shot on goal; Michael Sgarbossa scored at 5:44 of the first period.

But the Coyotes evened the score 1-1 early in a power play when Anthony Duclair buried a nifty pass from Max Domi at 11:17 of the opening frame.

Anaheim quickly regained the lead, however, when Nick Sorensen beat Smith with a shot at 13:12.

Neither team scored in the second period when the Ducks out-shot the Coyotes 14-7.

Dylan Strome netted the rebound of a Doan shot for his second goal of the preseason at 11:24 of the third period. The goal capped a hard-working shift by Strome, Doan and Jamie McGinn.

"I think we had a really good shift," Strome said. "We were probably in there for 45 or 50 seconds. We were getting shots to the net and working towards getting that goal and luckily enough it just popped in for me."

He added: "I'm fortunate enough to be playing with good players. When you're playing with a guy like Shane Doan and Jamie McGinn ... they're always there to help you. It's so easy when you're playing with guys like that."

Arizona played the entire third period minus defenseman Connor Murphy who suffered an injury in the second period. Murphy's injury is not considered serious.

Defenseman Alex Goligoski, playing his first preseason game since signing with the Coyotes in the off-season, played a team-high 29:00 and assisted on two goals, inclduing Doan's game-winner.

The Coyotes next play on Monday at Vancouver in the first of a two-game preseason road trip that concludes on Wednesday at Calgary. Multiple players are expected to be cut from the training camp roster before the team departs on Sunday afternoon.

"Some kids played well that we were hoping would play well at this time of camp," Associate Coach Jim Playfair said. "We've got to make some decisions and separate some things out now." 

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