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Preseason: Ducks 3, Coyotes 2

by Staff Writer / Anaheim Ducks

GAME LOG - FINAL

Postgame: Scott Niedermayer tallied a goal and an assist to lift the Ducks over the Phoenix Coyotes 3-2 in a preseason contest on Wednesday night at the Arrowhead Pond. 

3 Stars: 1 Scott Niedermayer, 2 Corey Perry, 3 Curtis Joseph

Attendance: 12,238

Anaheim now travels to Phoenix to face the Coyotes on Saturday.

20:00 - END OF GAME - ANA 3, PHX 2 - FINAL SHOTS: ANA 10/32, PHX 9/31

19:58 PHOENIX GOAL - PP - Keith Yandle - Assists: Joel Perrault, Dave Scatchard

19:52 - Anaheim Penalty - Shane O'Brien - 2 min. for roughing.

17:27 - Phoenix Penalty - Derek Morris - 2 min. unsportsmanlike conduct

16:22 - Anaheim Penalty - Ryan Getzlaf - 2 min. high sticking.

15:12 - ANAHEIM GOAL - Todd Marchant - Assists: Ryan Shannon, Dustin Penner.  Shannon flips the puck from behind the net to Marchant who one-times the puck inside the far post from close-range.

12:07 - Phoenix Penalty - Mike Comrie - 2 min. for hooking.

10:28 - PHOENIX GOAL - Dave Scatchard Assists: Joel Perrault, Nick Boynton.  Scatchard beats Bryzgalov over his left shoulder with a wrist shot.

6:24 - Anaheim Penalty - Corey Perry - 2 min. for tripping.

4:13 - Phoenix Penalty - Mike Comrie - 2 min. for roughing.

2:18 - Anaheim Penalty - Samuel Pahlsson - 2 min. for hooking / Phoenix Penalty - Patrick Fischer - 2 min. for unsportsmanlike diving.

0:00 - Play under way in the third period.

3rd Period

20:00 - End of 2nd period.

19:44 - Phoenix Penalty - Derek Morris - 2 min. for hooking.

19:25 - Anaheim Penalty - Dustin Penner - 2 min. for interference.

19:23 - Phoenix Penalty - Oleg Saprykin - 2 min. for tripping. 

19:11 - The first fight of the game is between Anaheim's Shane O'Brien and Phoenix's Owen Nolan.  Both are assessed majors.

14:58 - Phoenix Penalty - Curtis Joseph - 2 min. for roughing.  Peter Mueller serves the penalty

11:33 - Anaheim Penalty - Chris Pronger - 2 min. for interference.

10:46 - Phoenix Penalty - Oleg Saprykin - 2 min. for hooking.

8:10 - Anaheim Penalty - Sean O'Donnell - 2 min. for hooking.  Phoenix is 0-1 on the power play.

5:31 - ANAHEIM GOAL: Corey Perry Assists: Dustin Penner, Scott Niedermayer.  Perry wraps the puck around from behind the net for his third goal of the preseason.

3:31 - Phoenix Penalties - Matt Jones - 2 min. high sticking & Josh Gratton 2 min. for tripping.  Anaheim is 1-5 on the power play and now has a 2-man advantage.

0:14 - Phoenix Penalty - Oleg Saprykin - 2 min. high sticking.  Anaheim is 1-4 on the power play.

0:00 - Play under way in the 2nd period

0:00 - Ducks forward Teemu Selanne took a stick to the mouth in the first period and is currently receiving stitches.  He is doubtful to return to the game.

2nd Period

20:00 - END OF FIRST PERIOD - Ducks lead 1-0.  Shots on goal ANA 11, PHX 13

17:47 - Anaheim Penalty - Chris Kunitz - 2 min. for hooking.  This is Phoenix's first power play.

12:17 - Phoenix Penalty - Derek Morris - 2 min. for cross checking.  Anaheim is 1-3 on the power play.

8:12 - Phoenix Penalty - Oleg Saprykin - 2 min. for slashing.  Anaheim is 1-2 on the power play.

7:15 - ANAHEIM GOAL: PP - Scott Niedermayer - Assists: Andy McDonald, Francois Beauchemin.  McDonald half slaps a shot from the right point position that is redirected by Niedermayer in the high slot and through the legs of Phoenix netminder Curtis Joseph.

6:02 - Phoenix Penalty - Patrick Fischer - 2 min. for interference.  Anaheim is 0-1 on the power play.

3:09 - Phoenix Penalty - Josh Gratton - 2 min. for holding.  Anaheim's first power play.

0:00 - First period play is underway.

1st Period

PREGAME: The Anaheim Ducks play their final home preseason tune-up tonight against the Phoenix Coyotes.  The Ducks trimmed their roster down to 27 on Tuesday.  Anaheim will have to get to down to 23 before next week's season opener. 

Ilya Bryzgalov will get the start in goal tonight for Anaheim.  Scratches for the Ducks are goaltender Michael Leighton, defensemen Ian Moran and Bruno St. Jacques and forwards Stanislav Chistov, Travis Green, Shawn Thornton and Tim Brent. 

Among the regulars in the lineup tonight for the Coyotes are Owen Nolan, Ladislav Nagy, Tyson Nash, Shane Doan, Steve Reinprecht, Nick Boynton, Mike Comrie and Oleg Saprykin. 

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