News – US Ducks vs. Coyotes – Game Recap – 22 February 2021 – ESPN


GLENDALE, Ariz – – Christian Dvorak scored two goals and the Arizona Coyotes rallied after three goals behind to beat the Anaheim Ducks 4-3 in a difficult game on Monday night

The highly anticipated debut of Trevor Zegras, Anaheim’s top prospect, caused a stir

Big hits, flying fists and a series of goals took center stage as soon as the puck fell

Arizona goalkeeper Darcy Kuemper was one of five players penalized during a long hand-to-hand combat that set the physical tone early on, the first period ended with two fights and the teams bonded for a total of 46 penalty minutes

The Ducks, the lowest-scoring team in the NHL, scored two goals in the opening phase and led 3-0 at the start of the second round

Arizona stormed back to tie it with three goals in less than four minutes in the second half and headed for Dvorak’s second goal in the third

Jakob Chychrun had a goal and an assist for Arizona Derick Brassard also scored and Kuemper stopped 24 shots

Cam Fowler, Jakob Silfverberg and Max Jones scored a goal for Anaheim John Gibson had 21 saves

Anaheim hit the desert with 33 goals in the NHL but didn’t take much time to score the first goal against Arizona. Silfverberg scored three minutes later, knocking Kuemper between the pads after stealing the puck from Johan Larsson / p>

Jones later achieved a two-man lead to 2-0 in a duel and sat in close combat against the fallen defender of Arizona, Oliver Ekman-Larsson, through Kuemper came to the defense of his captain and five players landed in the penalty area, including three coyotes

The hits kept coming back

Jones fought John Hayden later in that period, then Lawson Crouse and Derek Grant of Arizona dropped gloves in the final seconds

The teams teamed up for 38 penalty minutes in the opening phase

Fowler scored the 3-0 in the first two minutes of the third half with a shot through a screen

Then it was Arizona’s turn to score

Dvorak defeated Gibson with a penalty kick after Silfverberg teased him with a short-away breakaway It was the third penalty goal in Coyotes history

Brassard pulled Arizona within 3-2 and two minutes later a pass from Conor Garland Chychrun tied it up less than two minutes later, slapping Gibson on the glove side before turning it over

Dvorak gave Arizona its first lead – on a power play, of course – by diverting a shot from Chychrun early in the third period

Kuemper made some big saves to seal them


Anaheim and Arizona will play another test match on Wednesday


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News – US – Ducks vs. Coyotes – Game Recap – 22 February 2021 – ESPN