GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Andrew Cogliano scored three straight goals in the second period and the Anaheim Ducks opened the second half of the season with a 4-1 win over the Phoenix Coyotes on Tuesday night.
Phoenix had the jump in the first period, and Cogliano took it away quickly in the second, notching his first career hat trick in a 7-minute span.
His first came after Phoenix goalie Mike Smith got caught behind the net, and the second was scored on a tough-angle shot that squeezed under his armpit.
Cogliano finished off the natural hat trick -- and Smith -- at 6:10 on another soft goal, flipping a backhander between the goalie's pads for a 3-1 lead.
Teemu Selanne scored late and Jonas Hiller stopped 24 shots in Anaheim's ninth win in 11 games.
Ray Whitney scored in the first period for the Coyotes, but had a second goal waved off early in the third after Martin Hanzal was called for interfering with Hiller.
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