Series (Game 1 of 1)

Arizona leads 1-0

Game 1: Tuesday, September 20th

Coyotes 7

(1-0-0, 2 pts)

Ducks 4

(0-1-0, 0 pts)

10:00 PM ET, September 20, 2011

Honda Center, Anaheim, California

1 2 3 T
ARI 2 1 47
ANA 1 2 14

A. Miele (Coyotes - C): Goals: 1, Assists: 2

A. Cogliano (Ducks - C): Goals: 1, Assists: 1

M. Goncharov (Coyotes - D): Goals: 1, Assists: 1

Corey Perry-less Ducks fall short in preseason opener

Associated Press

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Patrick O'Sullivan had two goals and a pair of assists to lift the Phoenix Coyotes to a 7-4 win over the Anaheim Ducks in both teams' preseason opener Tuesday.

Andy Miele also scored and had two assists while Brett Hextall and Maxim Goncharov each had a goal and an assist. Evan Bloodoff and Petteri Nokelainen also scored, and Curtis McElhinney made 20 saves in two periods.

Hextall broke a 3-3 tie 6:23 into the third with a shot from behind the net that deflected in. O'Sullivan made it 5-3 shortly after and later scored his second with the man advantage.

Andrew Cogliano and Kyle Palmieri each had a goal and an assist for the Ducks, who pulled within 5-4 on Nate Guenin's power-play tally midway through the third.

League MVP Corey Perry did not suit up for the Ducks as both teams went with younger lineups.

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