Ducks Take Down The Coyotes

Photo: AP

By Michael Walters

The Anaheim Ducks squared off against the Arizona Coyotes. The Ducks would be without John Klingberg, who was out with an illness. Anthony Stolarz was in net against Connor Ingram.


The teams traded power plays in the opening period, but neither team could cash in.

The Ducks took the lead late in the first period on a goal by Frank Vatrano. Troy Terry found Vatrano in the slot and he took a shot beating Ingram glove side. The Ducks took a one goal lead to the locker room.

Anaheim added to their lead with two more goals in the second period. Terry went coast to coast and scored beating Ingram glove side just inside the post.

On the same play, the Coyotes were called for a five minute major. Juuso Valimaki slashed Max Jones and got a game misconduct. Zack Kassian served the penalty for Arizona. Cam Fowler took a point shot on the power play that beat Ingram and made it a 3-0 lead for Anaheim.

The Coyotes got a power play late in the second period, but couldn’t convert. The Ducks held a 3-0 advantage after two periods of play.

In the beginning of the third period, Anaheim extended their lead to 4-0. Fowler would score again near the blue line with a slap shot that beat Ingram stick side.

Arizona would then attempt to rally. With just over 10 minutes to go, Simon Benoit would turnover the puck and Barrett Hayton would be off to the races. He would beat Stolarz to get Arizona on the board.

A few minutes later the Coyotes would convert on the power play with a goal by Nick Schmaltz. The Ducks lead was now cut to two goals.

Arizona then pulled their goalie for the extra attacker in the final minutes of the game. Adam Henrique would score into the empty net to make it 5-2, which would also be the final score.


The Ducks had a strong first half to this game building a 3-0 lead in just under 25 minutes of the play. Anaheim also had 30 shots on goal at the halfway point of the second period. From then on Anaheim had just 13 shots on goal in the second half. The Coyotes had 23 shots on goal in the second half, but the Ducks built too big of them for them to comeback.

Terry had a solid performance as he factored in three of the Ducks four goals. He had a goal and two assists in this contest. It was also his first goal in 16 games. Fowler scored two of the Ducks goals and Vatrano also turned in a goal and an assist in this one. And Stolarz had  a good bounce back game after getting pulled early in his last start.

What’s Next?

The Ducks face the Avs in Colorado on Thursday at 6PM PT.

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January 25th, 2023


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