Christian Dvorak's 2-goal game lifts Coyotes over Ducks
Feb 23, 2021
Christian Dvorak scored on a power play and on a penalty shot to help the Arizona Coyotes rally for a 4-3 win against the Anaheim Ducks on Monday night in Glendale, Ariz.
Jakob Chychrun had a goal and an assist, Clayton Keller had two assists and Darcy Kuemper made 25 saves for Arizona, which trailed 3-0 early in the second period.
The game marked the fourth time in team history that the Coyotes have recovered from a deficit of at least three goals and won in regulation. It last happened on Jan. 14, 2006, against the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Anaheim's Cam Fowler had a goal and an assist. Jakob Silfverberg and Max Jones scored, Max Comtois had two assists and John Gibson made 21 saves for the Ducks, who have lost a season-high four straight.
Dvorak tipped in a shot by Chychrun while on a power play to give the Coyotes a 4-3 lead at 3:52 of the third period.
The Coyotes scored three straight goals in a 3:47 span of the second period to tie the score 3-3.
Dvorak started the comeback when he scored on a penalty shot at 8:15 after he was hooked from behind by Silfverberg on a short-handed breakaway.
The Coyotes then took advantage of a turnover by Derek Grant and made it 3-2 when Derick Brassard scored off a feed from below the goal line by Conor Garland at 10:21.
Chychrun tied it 3-3 when he got behind the Anaheim defense and knocked in the puck with his skate as he slid into Gibson at 12:02.
Trevor Zegras, the No. 9 overall pick in the 2019 draft, made his NHL debut for the Ducks and was on the ice when Silfverberg gave the Ducks a 1-0 lead at 3:09 of the first period.
Arizona's Tyler Pitlick and Niklas Hjalmarsson committed minor penalties 22 seconds apart later in the first period, and Jones scored on the five-on-three to make it 2-0 at 12:27.
Fowler scored on a point shot just after a power play expired to give the Ducks the 3-0 lead at 1:53 of the second period.
Zegras played 4:37 of his 13:14 of ice time on the power play for Anaheim, which came in with the second-lowest power-play success in the NHL at 7.5 percent. The Ducks wound up 1-for-5 with the man advantage Monday.
--Field Level Media