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Tikhonov nets winning goal in SO for Coyotes

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GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) -Viktor Tikhonov scored in the fourth round of the shootout and the Phoenix Coyotes beat the Anaheim Ducks 5-4 on Saturday night.

Jean-Sebastien Giguere, playing in relief of starter Jonas Hiller, made the initial save on Tikhonov's shot with his left skate, but his leg and the puck barely crossed the goal line to give the Coyotes the victory.

Anaheim, which lost for the third time in 13 games, moved one point ahead of St. Louis for seventh place in the Western Conference. The Blues finish the regular season Sunday in Colorado.

Phoenix entered the third period with a two-goal lead, but Bobby Ryan and Teemu Selanne scored 45 seconds apart to get the Ducks even.

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