Andrew Cogliano had his first career hat trick, leading the Anaheim Ducks to a 4-1 win over the Phoenix Coyotes in their first game after the All-Star break, at Jobing.com Arena in Phoenix on Tuesday night. The win for the Ducks was their ninth in their last 11 games, as Anaheim is 9-1-1 during that stretch.
Cogliano scored all three goals during the second period, giving him 11 on the season, turning a 1-0 Anaheim deficit into a 3-1 lead. Teemu Selanne added an empty net goal with 1:06 remaining to provide the final margin. Nick Bonino added two assists for Anaheim.
Anaheim improved to 12-10-3 under head coach Bruce Boudreau. The Ducks return home Wednesday night to open up a four-game homestand against the Dallas Stars.
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