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VIDEO: Duck Can’t Hold Off Coyotes
By Michael Walters
The Ducks came out strong to start the game, but the Coyotes responded and Lawson Crouse would score the first goal of the contest. The Ducks would respond with a 2-on-1 with Jakob Silfverberg scoring his team-leading 15th goal.
Anaheim would take the lead in the second period on a unique play by Max Jones. Michael Del Zotto would pass the puck to Jones, who went down on the ice but kept his stick also on the ice. The pass ended up hitting Jones’ stick and redirecting into the Coyote net.
The Coyotes would tie up the game at the very beginning of the third period. Erik Gudbranson would fail to clear the puck and Christian Dvorak would benefit as he scored to tie the game. Things went from bad to worse as the Ducks defense looked like swiss cheese as the Coyotes would score two more goals in about a one minute time span. Arizona got goals from Brad Richardson and Carl Soderberg to make it a 4-2 Arizona advantage. The Ducks tried to rally but weren’t able to get
The Ducks played well in this contest, but only for the first 40 minutes. Anaheim had a good start to the game and when Arizona made a push, the Ducks pushed back. All-Star bound SIlfverberg got his team-leading 15th goal and Max Jones broke his scoring drought with a nice move with his stick. In the third, the Ducks threw their defense out the window and left Gibson out to dry at the beginning of the period. Once Anaheim able got down by two goals that was all she wrote in this one.
Rickard Rakell was placed on the IR.
Chris Wideman was recalled but was a healthy scratch for this contest.
Ducks return home to face fan favorite Nashville on Sunday at 7 pm PT.
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January 2nd, 2019