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Chychrun hat trick lifts Coyotes to OT win against Ducks

Defenseman scores third goal at 1:47 to complete two-game sweep

by Dan Arritt / Independent Correspondent

Chychrun's first career NHL hatty

ARI@ANA: Chychrun powers Coyotes' win with hat trick

Jakob Chychrun scored in the 1st, tied the game in the 3rd, and went on to win it in overtime to record his first career hat trick

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ANAHEIM -- Jakob Chychrun completed his first NHL hat trick at 1:47 of overtime to give the Arizona Coyotes a 3-2 win against the Anaheim Ducks at Honda Center on Sunday.

Chychrun, a defenseman, scored his third of the game with a wrist shot from beyond the right face-off circle after a pass from Clayton Keller.

"From the beginning of the game, I was just jumping up in the play," Chychrun said. "I just found I was kind of in a good rhythm, finding spots and picking spots."

Adin Hill made 18 saves in his sixth consecutive start for the Coyotes (18-15-5), who swept a two-game set and have won five of six.

"It's exciting," Chychrun said. "We're excited in this room. We know there's a chance to make a really big push here."

Video: Enterprise Hat Trick: Jakob Chychrun

Trevor Zegras had two assists for his first NHL multipoint game for the Ducks (11-21-7), who have lost three in a row.

"They were engaged," Anaheim coach Dallas Eakins said. "The work was there. We've just got to, again, bury our chances."

John Gibson returned for the Ducks after missing three games with an upper-body injury and made 28 saves, including a penalty shot against Keller six seconds before Chychrun's game-winner. He is the only NHL goalie this season to face three penalty shots and has made the save on two of them.

"Obviously, we had a good save there," Eakins said. "They ended up winning the draw and scoring. The penalty shot didn't rattle us or throw us off-kilter. I thought [Gibson] did a great job holding his net."

Chychrun tied it 2-2 with a wrist shot from the left circle at 15:09 of the third period.

Sam Carrick made his season debut on an emergency loan from San Diego of the American Hockey League and gave the Ducks a 1-0 lead at 8:31 of the first period. Zegras won the puck behind the net and fed Carrick for a one-timer.

"We called him up knowing exactly what we were going to get from him," Eakins said of Carrick. "It's going to be hard work and nothing less."

Carrick said he felt comfortable on a line with Zegras and Max Jones after he played with each in the AHL.

"Trevor Zegras is a perfect example of a guy that we're trying to get the puck in his hands and let him work his magic," Carrick said. "For his age (20), what he's doing at this level, is pretty special."

Video: ARI@ANA: Zegras, Carrick connect for opening goal

Chychrun tied it 1-1 21 seconds later when he brought the puck down the right side and scored from the right circle at 8:58.

Six of his 12 goals this season have been scored against the Ducks.

"He hit the holes tonight," Coyotes coach Rick Tocchet said of Chychrun. "He's a double-digit goal-scorer. He's having a [heck] of a year for us."

Derek Grant redirected a shot from Zegras from the high slot to give Anaheim a 2-1 lead at 14:47 of the first period.

NOTES: Chychrun became the third defenseman in NHL history to score all three of his team's goals with the third coming in overtime, joining Eric Desjardins of the Montreal Canadiens (Game 1 of 1993 Stanley Cup Final against Los Angeles Kings) and Cam Fowler of the Ducks (Nov. 4, 2018, against Columbus Blue Jackets). … Anaheim center Ryan Getzlaf did not play because of an upper-body injury sustained during a 4-2 loss to the Coyotes on Friday, and forward Troy Terry (upper body) was a late scratch. … Forward David Backes played for the first time since March 13 and had three hits in 13:26.

Video: Chychrun's hat trick fuels Coyotes' overtime win

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