Trevor Zegrass scored the game-winning goal in overtime as Anaheim beat the Arizona Coyotes 2-1 in a dramatic 2-1 women’s sports night at the Honda Center.
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With the win, Anaheim improves to 4-2-1 in its last seven games and 16-29-5 overall. The Ducks have won three straight for the first time this season and are now in six games against the Coyotes (4-0-2).
Zegras earns extra point for Ducks in overtime, great set-up work John Klingbergwho completed two assists. Max Jones Also scored for Anaheim.
john gibson Earning his 10th win of the season and third in his last four starts, Arizona went 32-for-33 from the field, including a truly eye-popping save in overtime to give the Ducks survive.
Anaheim had 45 shots in the win, the club’s best field goal total of the season.
Nickrich scored the lone goal for the Coyotes, who fell to 16-28-6 on the season and 6-20-4 on the road. Netminder Connor Ingram made 43 saves in an unfortunate loss after keeping Arizona in the game early.
Anaheim controlled the territory for most of the first quarter, but Arizona took a 16-10 shooting lead back to the locker room and took an early lead.
The Ducks almost found their first goal of the night a few times early, starting with a frenzied scramble in front of the Coyotes net that left the building holding its breath. Then, Anaheim kept the pressure on with a power play that followed, with McTavish’s A-level looking tight and, moments later, Silverberry’s one-off.
Instead, Arizona will go first and an old friend will fire the opening volley. Two minutes after his rough penalty expired, Ritchie took a puck on Anaheim’s blue line and swept it back into the penalty area, putting Christian Fischer behind the net. Fischer then stepped upfield and responded to Ricky, who sent home a cross-seam pass before his former teammate Gibson slid past.
Rich, who was selected by Anaheim with the 10th overall pick in 2014, scored all three points in the last two games (1-2=3), and 9-12=21 points in 47 games this season.
The former Duck nearly added to Arizona’s advantage in the middle, getting into the paint in the low post and shoveling back the board inches from the edge of the net, but Gibson straightened up and used the left pad to get enough space to keep it a one-up game. ball game.
The Ducks finally tackled Ingram late in the second quarter, tying the game inside the Honda Center for the first time on their 30th field goal of the night and cueing “Bro Hymn.” Klingenberg’s shot along the right-wing wall was blocked on the way. Still, Jones won the loose puck, turned around and fired a bracer over Ingram’s glove to bring the Ducks back to level.
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Jones has scored in two of his last five games (2-0=2). With the main assist, Klingberg has scored in three of the last six games (1-3=4).
The 1-1 stalemate continued into a truly insane 3-on-3 overtime, absolutely full of quality scoring chances and breakthroughs at both ends. Anaheim nearly missed two of Ingram’s 1-on-0s, and Gibson denied Arizona an extra point with an incredible robbing of defenseman Jakub Chychrun.
The dam finally burst with 86 seconds left in overtime. Klingberg took the ball in the offensive zone and hopped toward the net, drawing the full attention of Arizona’s defense before flipping the pass to Zegras, who passed the ball to Ingram, scoring For the winning goal.
Zegras has scored in 11 of his last 13 games (8-7=15). The game-winner marked his third career overtime goal and his second of the season. The 21-year-old is tied for eighth among the NHL leaders in goals scored (eight) in January.
A two-game road trip starting Monday, Feb. 6 in Dallas brings the Ducks to a close out of the All-Star break.