Jared Boll

Ducks can't recover against Phoenix after giving up three first-period goals

Ducks can't recover against Phoenix after giving up three first-period goals

Radim Vrbata capped Arizona's three-goal first period and the Coyotes held on for 3-2 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Monday night. 

Christian Dvorak and Jakob Chychrun also scored for Arizona, and starting goalie Mike Smith had 27 saves before leaving about 4 1/2 minutes into the third period after a collision in the net. Marek Langhamer helped kill a power play after being pressed into action for his NHL debut and stopped six of the seven shots he faced. 

The Coyotes have won four of their last six. 

Langhamer gave up Ryan Getzlaf's second goal of the night and 11th of the season with 26.8 seconds to play, but thwarted two quality shots in the final...

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