It only took three times (and a change of venue!) but the Ducks finally defeated the Coyotes. After two consecutive 5-4 shootout losses in Phoenix, the miniseries came to Anaheim where everything changed.
The Ducks and Jonas Hiller were able to procure a 2-0 shutout on Wednesday night. In a case of very strange fuzzy math, the Ducks and Coyotes split the three game series with four points each.
Anaheim continued their recent trend of scoring first with Corey Perry getting what would be the eventual game winner at 7:10 of the first period. He put the puck behind Jason LaBarbera, who was in net instead of Mike Smith.
LaBarbera stopped everything else, including a penalty shot by Andrew Cogliano in the second period.
The only other puck that went in was Ryan Getzlaf's empty netter with less than a minute remaining in the game. That made it 2-0 and sealed the victory for Anaheim.
"That was a much better defensive effort," said Getzlaf. "Our...