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Anaheim 5, Phoenix 2

by Staff Writer / Anaheim Ducks

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Teemu Selanne scored twice and added an assist to lead the streaking Anaheim Mighty Ducks past the Phoenix Coyotes 5-2 Saturday night.

Scott Niedermayer, Corey Perry and Francois Beauchemin also scored for the Ducks, who won their sixth straight game to remain in fifth place in the Western Conference. Anaheim, 9-1 in its last 10 and 10-2-1 since the Olympic break, was in ninth place when they played in Phoenix two weeks earlier.

Mike Comrie and Oleg Kvasha scored for the Coyotes, who had a three-game winning streak snapped.

Perry broke a 2-2 tie at 4:19 of the second period, sliding a hard shot from the left circle under David LeNeveu's glove. Selanne made it 4-2 just 54 seconds later, taking a pass from Vitaly Vishnevski at the right side of the crease and redirecting the puck into the net.

Beauchemin capped the scoring with Anaheim's third power-play goal, a blast from the top of the right circle with 6:29 remaining.

Comrie gave Phoenix a 1-0 lead 69 seconds in when he took a pass from Mike Johnson, skated untouched between the circles and beat Jean-Sebastian Giguere with a short wrist shot.

Niedermayer tied it at 12:29 of the period with a power-play goal from the left circle. Selanne gave Anaheim its first lead, 3-2, on a slap shot from the left circle for a power-play goal with 24.7 seconds left in the second.

Kvasha tied it 2-2 with the help of video replay. Kvasha's sharp shot from the left corner of the crease hit the crossbar and bounced off the back of Giguere's glove before entering the net. The goal originally was waved off, but was credited after a short review.


Anaheim went 7-0-1 against Phoenix this season. ... Coyotes LW Josh Gratton logged his second fight in two games with Phoenix, squaring off with Todd Fedoruk midway through the second period. ... Selanne has seven goals and 18 assists in his last 18 road games. ... LeNeveu, recalled from San Antonio of the AHL on Wednesday, made his second straight start.

Scoresheet from tonight's game.

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