Dvorak scores twice, Coyotes defeat Ducks to split two-game set

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GLENDALE, Ariz. — Christian Dvorak scored his second goal of the game with 4:26 remaining on the power play, and the Arizona Coyotes defeated the Anaheim Ducks 3-2 at Gila River Arena on Thursday.

Darcy Kuemper kept the game tied with a save against Kevin Shattenkirk on a breakaway with 5:34 remaining after the Ducks defenseman exited the penalty box to end 28 seconds at 5-on-3 for the Coyotes.

With Jakob Silfverberg in the box for high-sticking Arizona’s Derick Brassard with 6:09 left, Dvorak scored from the low slot off Phil Kessel‘s pass from the goal line to give the Coyotes the lead.

Kuemper made 14 saves for the Coyotes (3-4-1), who lost four of their previous five games.

Silfverberg and Danton Heinen scored for the Ducks (3-3-2), who won their previous two games. John Gibson made 31 saves after making 31 in a 1-0 victory against the Coyotes on Tuesday.

Conor Garland put Arizona ahead 2-1 when his spin-o-rama pass from the left face-off circle for Clayton Keller went in off defenseman Jani Hakanpaa‘s stick 52 seconds into the third period.

Heinen tied the game 2-2 at 8:57 of the third with Anaheim’s first power-play goal of the season, scoring off the rebound of Cam Fowler‘s slap shot. The Ducks were 0-for-17 on the power play.

Silfverberg scored 3:16 into the first period to give Anaheim a 1-0 lead.

Dvorak tied it 1-1 at 7:43 of the second period when his shot from the side of the net deflected off Shattenkirk’s left skate. It was the first goal for the Coyotes in 148:42.

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