Final

Series (Game 1 of 2)

Series tied 1-1

Game 1: Wednesday, September 27th
Coyotes2Final
Ducks3
Game 2: Saturday, September 30th
Ducks1Final
OT
Coyotes2

Coyotes 2

(1-4-0, 2 pts)

Ducks 3

(3-2-2, 8 pts)

10:00 PM ET, September 27, 2006

Honda Center, Anaheim, California

1 2 3 T
ARI 0 0 22
ANA 1 1 13

Anaheim 3, Phoenix 2

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Scott Niedermayer, Corey Perry and Todd Marchant scored to give the Anaheim Ducks a 3-2 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes on Wednesday night.

Ducks goalie Ilya Bryzgalov made 29 saves for his first preseason victory.

Dave Scatchard led the Coyotes with a goal and an assist, and goalie Curtis Joseph finished with 29 saves in his first full preseason game.

Niedermayer scored on a power play at 7:15 of the first period by redirecting Andy McDonald's slap shot from the right point.

Perry gave Anaheim a 2-0 lead at 5:31 of the second period just as the Coyotes defused the Ducks' 5-on-3 advantage. Perry took the puck from Dustin Penner and stuffed it under Joseph.

Scatchard narrowed the deficit to 2-1 at 10:28 of the third period. Marchant extended the Ducks' lead back to two goals at 15:12 before the Coyotes' Keith Yandle ended the scoring with a power-play goal at 19:58.

Ducks forward Teemu Selanne left the game at 3:44 of the first period after taking a stick to the mouth. Selanne bled from the mouth before going to the locker room for stitches.

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