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Coyotes beat Ducks in OT after back-and-forth affair

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Clayton Keller scored two goals, including the game-winner 2:09 into overtime as the visiting Arizona Coyotes rallied for a 6-5 victory Friday over the Anaheim Ducks to end their six-game losing streak.

Andrew Ladd and Phil Kessel added goals 1:06 apart in the third period, while Travis Boyd and Christian Fischer also scored as the Coyotes won for the first time since Nov. 29.

Scott Wedgewood had 32 saves for Arizona while Boyd and Nick Schmaltz added two assists. Keller now has a team-leading nine goals.

Hampus Lindholm scored two goals for the Ducks, while Kevin Shattenkirk, Derek Grant and Trevor Zegras also scored. John Gibson had 21 saves.

Anaheim has now played eight one-goal games in its last 10 contests.

The Coyotes grabbed the early 1-0 lead on Boyd’s seventh of the season at 2:46 of a contentious first period that included five goals and a pair of fights. Three minutes later, the Ducks got even when Shattenkirk scored his sixth on a power play.

Anaheim took a 2-1 lead when Lindholm scored his fourth less than a minute after Shattenkirk, with Grant scoring his third a mere two minutes later for a 3-1 advantage.

After Anaheim’s Sam Carrick got the best of a fight with Arizona’s Johan Larsson and was assessed a two-minute roughing penalty, the Coyotes got within a goal when Fischer scored on the power play at 15:12 of the opening period, his third.

Keller tied it 3-all with 34 seconds remaining in the second period.

The Ducks went back on top when Zegras scored his eighth of the season 2:07 into the final period on a blast that rebounded off Coyotes defenseman Ilya Lyubushkin.

Ladd tied the game 4-all at 8:35 of the third period when he scored his fourth of the season and Kessel added his fifth soon after for a brief 5-4 lead. Lindholm tied it 5-all with 6:50 remaining.

The game was played with just three officials after linesman Ryan Gibbons was placed into the NHL’s COVID-19 protocols.

–Field Level Media

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