Skip to main content

Coyotes rally, end Ducks' four-game winning streak

by Abbey Mastracco / NHL.com

ANAHEIM -- Max Domi scored twice and Mikkel Boedker scored 1:18 into overtime to lead the Arizona Coyotes to a 4-3 win against the Anaheim Ducks at Honda Center on Monday.

Ryan Getzlaf lost the puck in the neutral zone and Boedker broke away for the goal, ending the Ducks' four-game winning streak and completing the comeback victory.

"We hung around the game and gave up the lead, but still thought we were doing a lot of things well," Tippett said. "We had the ability to stay with the game. We stayed with it and got a break at the end. The way we played all the way through is how we want to play."

The Ducks held a 2-0 lead by scoring twice in a span of 1:06 in the first period. Chris Stewart tipped in a rebound on the power play at 5:43 and Ryan Kesler was credited with his first goal of the season on a redirection at 6:49.

But Anaheim (5-7-3) couldn't hold the lead. A sloppy second period allowed the Coyotes (7-6-1) to score three goals. It was the same two players that the Ducks struggled to contain in the first game between the teams this season: Domi and Anthony Duclair.

Four of Duclair's six goals this season have come against Anaheim; Domi scored against the Ducks on Oct. 14. He has four points in two games against Anaheim.

"They were opportunistic," Tippett said. "The guys played well all over the ice but when you get that opportunity to score, that's what separates them. Max is one of those guys that finds an opportunity to score and takes it."

Anaheim had gone three games without giving up a power-play goal, but the streak ended when Duclair beat Ducks goalie Frederik Andersen (24 saves) five-hole on a slap shot at 2:44 into the second.

Domi scored from the slot at 15:57 to the tie game up and then scored on a sharp-angle wrist shot with eight seconds left in the period to put the Coyotes up 3-2.

Honda Center is quickly becoming the preferred building of Domi and Duclair.

"I think it's Duc's favorite, to be honest," Domi said. "He's pretty hot here. Hopefully, we keep that up."

Sami Vatanen tied the game at 11:43 of the second period, redirecting Andrew Cogliano's shot past Anders Lindback and the game remained tied at 3-3 until Boedker's goal.

Lindback made 33 saves to earn his second win of the season. The goalie drew high praise from teammates with his play in the third period. After Vatanen's goal, the Ducks generated continued pressure in the offensive zone. Late in the period, Anaheim had 53 seconds of a two-man advantage, but Lindback made five saves to keep the game tied.

"[Lindback] played unbelievable to keep us in the game when we kind of lost our groove a bit there," Domi said. "But at the end of the day, when you add it together, this was a huge win."

His performance may have earned him another start Tuesday against the Los Angeles Kings, Tippett said. He's still leaning towards Mike Smith, but is considering using Lindback for a third straight game.

Getzlaf took responsibility for Boedker's goal. The captain felt that it was an off night for the top line and one broken play resulted in one final blunder.

"For whatever reason, we seemed a little out of sync tonight, as a line, as a unit," Getzlaf said. "[The overtime] was another example of it. I thought [Corey Perry] was coming inside. He went outside. That was the case all night. We played three good games together. I don't know what happened tonight. As a line, we didn't carry our weight."

Anaheim coach Bruce Boudreau was disappointed in the way the Ducks failed to protect an early lead. He said they never should have been in an overtime battle in the first place, and the trend of poor second periods is becoming troublesome.

"One point is always good, but you've got to believe at home, against a divisional opponent, you want two points," Boudreau said. "When you have a 2-0 lead after one, you should be able to close it out. We didn't."

View More