Final OT

Series (Game 5 of 6)

Anaheim leads 3-2

Game 1: Sunday, October 12th
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Ducks0
Game 2: Saturday, November 8th
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OT
Coyotes4
Game 3: Sunday, November 9th
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OT
Ducks2
Game 4: Wednesday, February 11th
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Ducks5
Game 5: Monday, February 23rd
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Coyotes1
Game 6: Tuesday, March 16th
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Ducks 1

(21-25-8, 59 pts)

Coyotes 1

(20-24-3, 58 pts)

9:00 PM ET, February 23, 2004

Gila River Arena, Glendale, Arizona

1 2 3 OT T
ANA 0 1 0 01
ARI 0 1 0 01

Top Skaters

Anaheim: J. Krog - 1 G, 2 SOG, +1

Arizona: D. Langkow - 1 G, 4 SOG, +1

Giguere strong in eighth straight start

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Back-to-back games don't faze Anaheim's Jean-Sebastien Giguere.

Giguere made 37 saves in his season-high eighth straight start as the Mighty Ducks tied the Phoenix Coyotes 1-1 Monday night.

"I felt much better tonight than yesterday," said Giguere, who took the loss Sunday against Dallas. "With back-to-back games, if you get plenty of rest and hydrate yourself, you're young enough you should be able to do it."

Jason Krog scored for the Mighty Ducks, who are 0-1-1-1 in their last three games after winning five of six.

"One point isn't enough, but it's a step in the right direction," Giguere said.

Daymond Langkow scored and Brian Boucher made 23 saves for the Coyotes, who are 2-9-2-1 in their last 14 games. Phoenix's 10-13-5-2 home record and 27 points at home are the worst totals in the Western Conference, better than only Pittsburgh and Washington in the NHL.

The Coyotes are 3-1-1 against Anaheim.

Krog put Anaheim ahead 1-0 in the second period when he beat Boucher off a rebound from the left side of the net. The goal was Krog's fifth, his first since Nov. 28, a span of 34 games.

Langkow tied it with a short-handed goal with 1:22 left in the period, deflecting Mike Comrie's shot while lying at the top of the crease for his 18th.

"That's a typical goal for me," Langkow said. "I drove the net there and fell down. I didn't even know I got credit for it."

The Mighty Ducks held Phoenix scoreless on seven power-play opportunities. Anaheim has killed off 27 of its last 29.

"When your goalie's playing as well as Jiggy has been, the penalty kill should be pretty good, as long as you don't let him down and give up cheap ones," Ducks coach Mike Babcock said.

Anaheim's Sergei Fedorov had a chance for the winning goal bounce off the right goalpost with 2:39 left in regulation. Fedorov hit the same post early in the first period.

The Mighty Ducks also had a power-play opportunity with 2:06 left in overtime but managed just one shot on goal.

Game notes


The Coyotes waived LW Brian Savage before the game in what the team hopes will be a salary-saving move. Savage, signed to a $14 million, four-year extension in February 2002, is to make $3.75 million each of the next two seasons. If Savage isn't claimed off waivers, the Coyotes are responsible for his salary. Savage had 24 goals in 128 games with Phoenix, including 12 in 55 games this season. ... Coyotes left wing Andrei Nazarov was on the ice for seven seconds before he was ejected for instigating a first-period fight with Garrett Burnett.

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