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Coyotes Notch Preseason Victory Over Ducks

Mueller, Samuelsson scored goals for Arizona in road win

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

Chris Mueller and Henrik Samuelsson each scored a goal on Tuesday night to lead the Coyotes to a 2-1 win over the Anaheim Ducks in a preseason game at the Honda Center.

Arizona goalie Adin Hill, who relieved Justin Peters midway through the second period, stopped all 16 shots he faced. Peters stopped 10 of 11 shots.

The Coyotes improved their record to 2-1-0 in the preseason, with their next game set for Friday night at San Jose.

Mueller scored his goal unassisted at 0:52 of the second period to give the Coyotes a 1-0 lead.

"This is my ninth camp and I know how it goes, but I've never been in a camp where I have been the most experienced guy," Mueller said. "Most of my games have been in the AHL but there is a lot of young talent and speed here and now it's all about putting it together with all of the new guys in the organization. Coach (Dave) Tippett has been great since coming back from the World Cup and I am just trying to show him that I can earn a spot here or be a leader down in the AHL."

Tied 1-1, Samuelsson netted the game-winning goal at 8:50 of the third period with an assist by Jamie McGinn. The goal was Samuelsson's second goal in two games this preseason.

McGinn, who played 21 games for Anaheim at the end of last season, led the Coyotes with five shots on goal and seven hits in 15:29 of ice time.

"You want to do well against your old team," McGinn said. "I thought it was a good job by our team. Regardless of if it is preseason or not, you want to win hockey games. We stuck together and played well in our own end. We had a lot of shots on net (36) and it was good to come out with a win tonight."

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