Ducks beat Coyotes 4-1 for Boudreau's 2nd win
ANAHEIM, Calif.—Niklas Hagman scored two goals, Jonas Hiller made 19 saves and the Anaheim Ducks earned their second win in six games under new coach Bruce Boudreau, 4-1 over the slumping Phoenix Coyotes on Wednesday night.
Rod Pelley scored in his Ducks debut and Kyle Palmieri added his first goal of the season for the Ducks, who climbed out of last place in the overall NHL standings with their fifth victory in 25 games.
Martin Hanzal scored for Phoenix's NHL-worst power-play unit and Mike Smith stopped 24 shots for the Coyotes, who have lost three straight and five of seven. Phoenix had won four in a row against its Pacific Division rivals, but Smith lost in regulation to the Ducks for the first time in his NHL career.