Ducks 3, Coyotes 2 (SO)

Forrest Lee, The Sports Xchange
The SportsXchange

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Jakob Silfverberg delivered the game-winner as the Anaheim Ducks captured a 3-2 shootout victory over the Phoenix Coyotes before a crowd of 13,206 at Honda Center on Friday night.
The win extended the Ducks (6-1-0) winning streak to six games while the Coyotes (4-2-2) dropped their second straight.
Anaheim's Nick Bonino tied the score at 2 when he lifted a wild shot from the blue line that sailed over the head of teammate Dustin Penner and into the net with 2:02 remaining in the game, forcing overtime.
Rostislav Klesla had given the Coyotes the lead when he ripped a shot just below the blue line that bounced off Anaheim defenseman Bryan Allen at 7:54 of the third period for a 2-1 advantage.
Mike Smith stopped 37 shots for the Coyotes, while Jonas Hiller had 30 saves for the Ducks.
Anaheim scored first but Smith and the Coyotes blanked them over the final two periods. The Ducks took a 1-0 lead in the first on Teemu Selanne's goal at 6:38 on an assist from Mathieu Perreault, who intercepted a Phoenix pass along the boards before connecting on a pass to the 43-year-old right winger. For Selanne, it was his second goal of the season and the 677th of his career. Selanne also scored the game-winner in Wednesday's 3-2 win over the Calgary Flames, giving him goals in back-to-back games.
Phoenix tied the score at 11:11 of the second period when Antoine Vermette fielded an errant shot by Keith Yandle and bounced it off Hiller for his second goal of the season.
NOTES: The Ducks close out their five-game homestand with a game Sunday against the Dallas Stars. They visit Toronto on Tuesday to begin an eight-game road trip. ... The Coyotes return home for a contest Saturday against the Detroit Red Wings. ... Scatches for Phoenix were D David Rundblad, D Michael Stone and LW Tim Kennedy. ... Scratches for Anaheim were G Viktor Fasth, D Mark Fistrick and LW Patrick Maroon. ... Ducks C Andrew Cogliano played in his 465th consecutive game, which is third in the league behind Jay Bouwmeester (642) of the St. Louis Blues and Henrik Sedin (637) of the Vancouver Canucks. ... Coyotes C Rob Klinkhammer entered the game with three goals in the past two games.

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