Anaheim 6, Phoenix 2

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, January 18, 2012 10:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Phoenix 21-19-3-4 9-8-2-1 12-11-1-3 L1
Anaheim 16-22-3-4 11-12-1-0 5-10-2-4 W3

Recap


Defenseman Francois Beauchemin scored twice and had an assist as the red-hot Anaheim Ducks pulled away to defeat the visiting Phoenix Coyotes 6-2 on Wednesday for their sixth victory in seven games.

Niklas Hagman registered his third goal in three games against Phoenix this season and Jason Blake recorded his fourth marker of 2011-12 – all in the last three contests – as the Ducks (16-22-7) climbed to within 13 points of eighth place in the West.

Jonas Hiller made 25 saves and is 3-0-1 in his last four games for Anaheim, which was 21 points out of playoff position on Jan. 7. Hiller was also aided twice by defenseman clearing the puck off the goal line.

Hart Trophy winner Corey Perry and Matt Beleskey added third-period goals. Perry’s 21st of the season came on a shorthanded breakaway.

Kyle Chipchura recorded his first goal in 75 games and Daymond Langkow also scored for the Coyotes (21-19-7), who remain two points out of a playoff spot and go home to play nine of their next 11.

Beauchemin broke a 2-2 tie at 14:51 of the second period when he moved in from the point to the open slot, took a feed from Andrew Cogliano and beat Mike Smith with a wrist shot high to the blocker side for the third two-goal game of his career.

Langkow had time and space to beat Hiller with a wrist shot from the slot at 9:32 of the second period to make it 2-2 after all three Ducks forwards – and defenseman Luca Sbisa – were caught up ice.

Top Game Performances

Phoenix   Anaheim
Kyle Chipchura 1 Points Francois Beauchemin 3
Kyle Chipchura 1 Goals Francois Beauchemin 2
Shane Doan 1 Assists Nick Bonino 2
N/A Power Play Goals Francois Beauchemin 1
N/A Short Handed Goals Corey Perry 1
Mike Smith .714 Save Percentage Jonas Hiller .926
Mike Smith 15 Saves Jonas Hiller 25

Team Stats Summary

 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Phoenix 27 2 0-4 0-1 2 21
Anaheim 21 6 1-1 4-4 8 23

Upcoming Games

  • Anaheim will play their next game at home against Ottawa . The Ducks have a W/L % of .467 after a win and .300 after a loss.
  • Phoenix will play their next game at home against Detroit . The Coyotes have a W/L % of .318 after a win and .560 after a loss.
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