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Coyotes score on five of first 19 shots to chase Hiller in 5-4 win over Ducks

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ANAHEIM, Calif. - Martin Hanzal scored his first two goals of the season, Boyd Gordon and Lauri Korpikoski added goals less than two minutes apart in the second period, and the Phoenix Coyotes beat the Anaheim Ducks 5-4 on Sunday night.

Korpikoski and defenceman Keith Yandle both had a goal and an assist, Taylor Pyatt had two assists, and Mike Smith made 29 saves for Phoenix to improve to 4-0-1 against Anaheim.

Ryan Getzlaf scored his first two goals of the season for the Ducks, who have dropped two in a row at home after a four-game winning streak. Lubomir Visnovsky had a goal and an assist, and Kurtis Foster also scored for Anaheim.

The Coyotes, coming off back-to-back home losses to Chicago and Los Angeles, scored on five of 19 shots against Jonas Hiller and chased him at 7:56 of the second with Phoenix leading 5-2.

Gordon put Phoenix ahead to stay at 4:47 with his first goal of the season.

Korpikoski scored on a short wrist shot after defenceman Adrian Aucoin intercepted an attempted clearing pass by Toni Lydman just inside the Anaheim blue line and got the puck to Pyatt. Another turnover on a failed clearing pass, this one by defenceman Cam Fowler, led to Yandle's goal.

Hiller was then replaced by Dan Ellis, and the Ducks responded by narrowing the gap to 5-3 on Foster's first goal since being acquired this summer.

Getzlaf scored his second goal with 1:08 to play. Ellis stopped all 16 shots he faced.

Hanzal opened the scoring at 4:41 of the first period, but Visnovsky tied it less than four minutes later with a one-timer that changed direction off Pyatt's stick.

Getzlaf put the Ducks ahead 2-1 at 14:02 of the first with another deflection, getting his stick on Teemu Selanne's wrist shot from the right circle. But the lead lasted just 42 seconds, as Hanzal got a lead pass from Yandle while crossing the blue line and beat Hiller with a slap shot.

Before the game, the Coyotes acquired centre Brock Trottier and a seventh-round pick in next year's draft from Montreal for centre Petteri Nokelainen and minor league defenceman Garrett Stafford.

NOTES: Referee Brad Watson worked alone because Steve Kozari was ill. Seven minor penalties were called. ... For the second straight Sunday, the Ducks hosted the only game on the NHL schedule after 28 of the league's 30 teams played Saturday. ... Phoenix C Andy Miele, this year's Hobey Baker winner as the top U.S. college player, made his NHL debut. ... The Ducks begin a seven-game road trip Tuesday at Chicago. It's their fifth trip of more than six games. ... The Coyotes are 2 for 23 on the power play over their last six games after going 4 for 6 in the season opener at San Jose.

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