Bobby Ryan Hat Trick Leads Ducks Over Coyotes

Bobby Ryan recorded a hat trick as Anaheim scored five consecutive goals in a 6-4 victory over the red-hot Phoenix Coyotes at Jobing.com Arena.

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Ducks 6, Coyotes 4: Bobby Ryan Nets Hat Trick

Glendale, AZ (Sports Network) - Bobby Ryan recorded a hat trick as Anaheim scored five consecutive goals in a 6-4 victory over the red-hot Phoenix Coyotes at Jobing.com Arena. Ryan Getzlaf had four assists in Anaheim's comeback victory, which broke a six-game slide. Brandon McMillan recorded his first goal of the season, while Corey Perry and Jason Blake each tallied in the much-needed triumph. Shane Doan had a goal and two helpers for the Coyotes, who at the other end of the spectrum had a seven-game win streak snapped. Derek Morris, Scottie Upshall and Keith Yandle each notched goals in the loss.

Anaheim collected its first lead 6:39 into the final period when Getzlaf collected a blocked shot and then crossed it to McMillan in the slot, who swept it in the net. Perry made it a 5-3 game 55 seconds later with a feed from Getzlaf, and the Ducks' fifth straight goal came at 8:15 when Getzlaf recorded his fourth helper on a feed to Ryan. Coyotes cut it to a two-goal game with 5:57 left when the puck bounced of a Anaheim defender's skate and Upshall was able to backhand it past Jonas Hiller. But the Ducks were able hold on to their lead during the final minutes.

After a quick opening 14 minutes with very little play stoppages, Morris' goal broke the scoring by ripping a re-directed glove-side shot from the point. Blake knotted the score at one apiece with 83 seconds left to play in the first on a deep zone turnover picked up by Dan Sexton, who then shoveled it to Blake at the top of the crease for the goal past Ilya Bryzgalov.

Only 2:19 into the second period, Phoenix regained the lead when Doan threw the puck toward the net and it found its way past Hiller. During a power play, Doan served Yandle's one-timer from the right faceoff circle to give the Coyotes a two-goal cushion eight minutes later. But that lead didn't last long as Ryan lit the lamp to make it a 3-2 game with 9:03 left in the middle period.

The Ducks tied at three during an unusual turn of events 14:13 into the second. Phoenix had a chance to score when Wojtek Wolski had a point blank shot, but the puck bounced out of the zone and onto Ryan's stick for a breakaway tally under Bryzgalov's left leg.

Lubomir Visnovsky was out for the Ducks with back spasms and is day to day...Anaheim avoided their first seven-game slide since losing eight straight from Nov. 3-25, 2005...Hiller stopped 30-of-34 shots in the win, while Bryzgalov turned away 19-of-25 shots...Phoenix's Adrian Aucoin and Ed Jovanovski were each a minus-three in the defeat.

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Ducks At Coyotes: Anaheim Looks To End Losing Skid Against Hot Phoenix Squad

(Sports Network) - The sizzling Phoenix Coyotes will try to extend their winning streak to eight games when they welcome the sliding Anaheim Ducks for tonight's Pacific Division battle at Jobing.com Arena.

All told, it's been over three weeks since Phoenix last suffered a regulation loss, a 6-3 setback in Dallas on Nov. 5. The club is 7-0-2 over its last nine games and the seven straight victories marks the longest winning streak for the Coyotes since they won nine in a row from March 4-21 of last season.

The hot stretch has helped erase the fact that Phoenix had won just four times in its first 14 games of the season. In fact, as a result of its strong November play the Coyotes are now leading the Pacific by one point over Los Angeles.

The Coyotes earned their most recent triumph Tuesday against visiting Edmonton. Martin Hanzal and Lee Stempniak each tallied twice and Ilya Bryzgalov stopped all 23 shots he faced to lead Phoenix to the 5-0 blowout victory. The win bumped Phoenix's record on home ice to 5-2-3 on the season, though the official attendance at Jobing.com Arena was just 9,354.

Bryzgalov, who improved to 10-2-5 on the season, posted his first shutout since March 13 at Carolina. Wojtek Wolski posted a goal and one assist for the Coyotes,.

"We had a couple of lines step up and play very well for us and contribute," Coyotes head coach Dave Tippett said. "This was a must win for us and we did what we had to do to win. All the credit goes to the players."

Phoenix played without a pair of key defensemen in Tuesday's game and both players are questionable for tonight. Ed Jovanovski missed the last game with flu-like symptoms, while Aucoin has sat out the last two contests with a lower-body injury.

While Phoenix has been on fire recently, the Ducks are currently in the midst of their longest losing streak of the season. Anaheim was dealt its sixth straight loss on Friday, dropping a 4-1 decision against visiting Chicago.

Tonight, the Ducks will try to avoid their first seven-game slide since losing eight straight from Nov. 3-25, 2005.

Dan Sexton notched the lone goal for the Ducks on Friday. Jonas Hiller was dented for all four goals on 28 shots in the loss, and was pulled late for Curtis McElhinney, who made six saves the rest of the way.

Anaheim enters tonight having lost three straight on the road. The Ducks are just 3-7-2 as the visiting team this season.

The Coyotes played the Ducks once earlier this season and Anaheim notched a 3-2 regulation win on its home ice. Even with that loss on Oct. 17, Phoenix has still taken three of five and five out of eight in the series overall. The Ducks have also dropped four in a row and six of their last nine games in the desert.

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