Coyotes rally from three goals down for second straight game to top Ducks


GLENDALE, Ariz. — Phil Kessel had a goal and an assist and the Arizona Coyotes rallied from three goals down for the second straight game against the Anaheim Ducks to win 4-3 in a shootout at Gila River Arena on Wednesday.

Adin Hill made 14 saves on 14 shots — including a game-saving glove save against Isac Lundestrom at 2:28 of overtime — in relief of Darcy Kuemper (18 saves) for the Coyotes (9-7-3). 

Tyler Pitlick and Jakob Chychrun also scored when Arizona tied it with three goals in 6:34 after trailing 3-0 midway through the third period.

Ryan Miller made 25 saves for the Ducks (6-11-3), who lost their fifth in a row. Miller was denied his 389th NHL win, which would have tied him with Dominik Hasek for 14th place in NHL history. 

Max Comtois had a goal and an assist and Cam Fowler had two assists for the Ducks, who lost 4-3 Monday when Arizona scored four unanswered goals.

Pitlick started the comeback by deflecting Oliver Ekman-Larsson‘s shot at 10:05 of the third to cut it to 3-1. 

Chychrun’s one-timer from the right face-off circle deflected off Hakanpaa’s stick and into his own net at 11:49, making it 3-2. Kessel, left alone near the right post, tied it 3-3 with this third goal in four games at 16:39.

Conor Garland and Chychrun scored in the shootout, while rookie Trevor Zegras — playing his second NHL game — was the only successful Anaheim shooter.

Comtois backhanded the rebound of Jani Hakanpaa‘s shot between his own legs and inside the right post at 19:48 of the first for a 1-0 Ducks lead.

Josh Mahura‘s goal on a wrist shot from the point off his own rebound made it 2-0 at 7:58 of the second and was his first goal since Nov. 20, 2019.

Max Jones‘s second power-play goal in as many games made it 3-0 at 15:46 of the second, and Hill then replaced Kuemper.

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