GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) _ Back-to-back games don't faze Anaheim's
Giguere made 37 saves in his season-high eighth straight start, and the
Mighty Ducks tied the Phoenix Coyotes 1-1 Monday night.
``I felt much better tonight than yesterday,'' said Giguere, who took the
loss Sunday against Dallas. ``With back-to-back games, if you get plenty of
rest and hydrate yourself, you're young enough you should be able to do it.''
Jason Krog scored for the Mighty Ducks, who are 0-1-1-1 in their last three
games after winning five of six.
``One point isn't enough, but it's a step in the right direction,'' Giguere
Daymond Langkow scored and Brian Boucher made 23 saves for the Coyotes, who
are 2-9-2-1 in their last 14 games. Phoenix's 10-13-5-2 home record and 27
points are the worst totals in the Western Conference, better than only
Pittsburgh and Washington in the NHL.
The Coyotes are 3-1-1 against Anaheim.
Krog put Anaheim ahead 1-0 in the second period when he beat Boucher off a
rebound from the left side of the net. The goal was Krog's fifth and his first
since Nov. 28, a span of 34 games.
Langkow tied it with a short-handed goal with 1:22 left in the period,
deflecting Mike Comrie's shot while laying at the top of the crease for his
``That's a typical goal for me,'' Langkow said. ``I drove the net there and
fell down. I didn't even know I got credit for it.''
The Mighty Ducks held Phoenix scoreless on seven power-play opportunities.
Anaheim has killed off 27 of its last 29.
``When your goalie's playing as well as Giggy has been, the penalty kill
should be pretty good, as long as you don't let him down and give up cheap
ones,'' said Anaheim coach Mike Babcock.
Anaheim's Sergei Fedorov had a chance for the winning goal bounce off the
right goalpost with 2:39 left in regulation. Fedorov hit the same post early in
the first period.
The Mighty Ducks also had a power-play opportunity with 2:06 left in
overtime, but managed just one shot on goal.