Kessel scores two points for Coyotes in win against Ducks


ANAHEIM — Phil Kessel had a goal and an assist for the Arizona Coyotes in a 4-2 win against the Anaheim Ducks at Honda Center on Friday.

Kessel scored his sixth goal in five games to give Arizona a 3-2 lead at 12:02 of the third period. He passed the puck to the front of the Anaheim net as he skated below the goal line, and it went in off Alexander Volkov as he collided with goalie Anthony Stolarz.

Jordan Gross had three assists, Nick Schmaltz had a goal and an assist, and Lane Pederson scored in his NHL debut for the Coyotes (17-15-5), who have won four of five. Adin Hill made 27 saves.

Volkov scored in his Anaheim debut, and Stolarz made 27 saves in his second start of the season for the Ducks (11-21-6), who have lost two in a row.

The teams will play again here Sunday.

Jakob Silfverberg gave Anaheim a 2-1 lead at 4:28 of the second period when the puck went into the net off his skate after it came off the glass behind the Arizona net. The goal was upheld after video review determined there was no distinct kicking motion.

Pederson took advantage of an odd bounce in the corner that sent the puck into the slot, where he was all alone to tie the game 2-2 at 10:47 of the second.

Volkov scored off a feed from Max Comtois to give the Ducks a 1-0 lead at 16:06 of the first period after they botched a 2-on-1. Volkov was acquired in a trade from the Tampa Bay Lightning on March 24.

Johan Larsson tied it 1-1 at 18:43 when he took a bank pass off the wall, entered the Anaheim zone with speed, got around defenseman Josh Manson, and shot high short side from below the right face-off circle.

Schmaltz made it 4-2 when he scored from the right circle with 3:04 left.

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