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, last night.
Korpikoski and defenseman 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.
“We have to be a team that gets on the puck, and we can’t be sitting back,’’ Coyotes captain Shane Doan said. “We count on every single line to contribute. It can’t be just one group.’’
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.
“Normally you don’t give up four goals and call yourself a real sharp defensive team, but we came in wanting to play a good road hockey game and find a way to win,’’ Coyotes coach Dave Tippett said. “We got a decent lead and hung on.’’
The Coyotes, coming off back-to-back home losses to Chicago and Los Angeles, scored on 5 of 19 shots against Jonas Hiller and chased him at 7:56 of the second with Phoenix leading by three.
“The flurry of goals in the second period sunk our hockey club,’’ Ducks coach Randy Carlyle said. “I’m sure a couple of them Jonas would like to have back. Those are usually signs that the goalie doesn’t have it going that night.
“It’s easy to criticize the goalie because he’s the last line of defense, but there’s a lot of things that happened in front of him.’’
Gordon put Phoenix ahead to stay at 4:47 with his first goal of the season.
Korpikoski scored on a short wrist shot after defenseman 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 defenseman Cam Fowler, led to Yandle’s goal.
Hiller was then replaced by Dan Ellis (16 saves), 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.