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Ducks top Coyotes for sixth consecutive victory

Perry's tie-breaker triggers three-goal third period

by Abbey Mastracco / Correspondent

Perry's go-ahead goal

ARI@ANA: Perry hits wrist shot to give Ducks lead

2/5/16: Corey Perry puts the Ducks in front in the 3rd after receiving a pass from Rickard Rakell and scoring a top-shelf goal

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ANAHEIM -- Corey Perry scored the go-ahead goal 2:07 into the third period, and the Anaheim Ducks defeated the Arizona Coyotes 5-2 on Friday at Honda Center for their sixth consecutive victory.

Perry broke a 2-2 tie when he one-timed a feed from Rickard Rakell in the low slot over a diving Anders Lindback. He has four goals and six points in his past five games.

Patrick Maroon had a goal and two assists and Hampus Lindholm, Mike Santorelli, Andrew Cogliano also scored for the Ducks (25-18-7), who have won eight of their past nine games. Ryan Kesler and Rickard Rakell each had two assists.

"It just seems like a lot of parts of our game is coming together," Cogliano said. "Offensively we've been playing good but I think it starts with playing really strong defensively. We've been playing really strong in our end and moving the puck out really fast and it just seems like it's been creating offensive for us."

Video: ARI@ANA: Lindholm scores to even the score in the 2nd

After spending most of the season as the lowest-scoring team in the NHL, the Ducks have scored 34 goals in their past nine games.

"If you don't work at it, it can shut off as quick as it's been turned on," coach Bruce Boudreau said of his team's sudden scoring surge. "It's something that we have to continually focus on and when we're at practice, shoot to score and go to the nets and do the right things. Eventually, they'll continue to win out."

Tobias Rieder and Shane Doan scored for Arizona (24-22-6), which is 0-3-1 in its past four games and has allowed 21 goals in that span.

"You're looking for a way to get points out of here and we made too many mistakes tonight to allow us to do that," Coyotes coach Dave Tippett said. "It's tough for us to give up easy goals and chase situations like that. We just made too many mistakes tonight to allow us to have a chance to win."

Video: ARI@ANA: Santorelli steals puck, backhands a goal

Rieder took a pass from Doan and beat Frederik Andersen 1:34 into the game to give the Coyotes a quick lead.

But the Ducks went ahead early in the second period with two goals in 66 seconds.

Lindholm beat Lindback with a high shot from beyond the right circle at 4:00. It was the defenseman's third goal in as many games and his sixth of the season.

"He's starting to hit his stride," Boudreau said. "He's starting to gain his confidence. "Josh Manson has really helped him have a lot of confidence because he's always back."

Santorelli put Anaheim in front at 5:06. After Lindback lost the puck behind the net, Santorelli grabbed it and scored into the open net before a diving Anthony Duclair could get there.

Video: ARI@ANA: Doan scores from crease for power-play goal

Doan tied the game 2-2 with a power-play goal at 14:55, beating Manson to a loose puck in the crease. It was the 122nd power-play goal of his career, tying Dale Hawerchuk for the franchise record. Doan has spent his entire NHL career with the Coyotes/Winnipeg Jets franchise.

After Perry put the Ducks ahead, Cogliano made it 4-2 at 3:48, tipping a shot past Lindback, and Maroon scored a power-play goal with 3:35 remaining.

Andersen made 23 saves and is 4-0-3 in his career against Arizona.

Lindback finished with 36 saves.

Video: ARI@ANA: Rieder lights lamp on Doan's feed

"The big mistake was a tough one but [Lindback] had to make some good saves," Tippett said. "We gave up 2-on-1s early with some poor puck play and he hung in there."

The Ducks start a seven-game road trip Monday at the Pittsburgh Penguins after winning three games in four days against Pacific Division opponents.

"It was a huge week for us," Maroon said. "Our goal was to win the week and we won the week. But that week is over now and we've got a 13-day road trip that is going to very, very hard. We're all excited about it but we've just got to continue what we're doing and keep having fun."

The Coyotes are off until Wednesday, when they host the Vancouver Canucks.

Video: Ducks top Coyotes to extend win streak

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