Coyotes Get Beat Down From Streaking Ducks, Lose 6-2

The Phoenix Coyotes (21-19-7) have not been able to keep momentum after big wins this year and Wednesday against the Anaheim Ducks (16-22-7) was no different. The Coyotes lost 6-2 to their Pacific Division rival just two days after scoring a season high six goals against the Colorado Avalanche. 11 Ducks would get on the scoresheet in the blowout victory as the team extended their point streak to seven games.

The Coyotes would get on the board first after Kyle Chipchura put in his first goal of the season, but not much would go right for the Desert Dogs after that. Niklas Hagman and Francois Beauchemin would score less than two minutes apart to give the Ducks the 2-1 lead and they would never look back.

In the second period Daymond Langkow would score his seventh of the season on a pass from Ray Whitney to make it 2-2, but the Ducks would answer with another pair of goals from Beauchemin and Jason Blake and the Ducks would go into the final intermission with a 4-2 lead.

The Coyotes were not themselves against the Ducks Wednesday, and that included goaltender Mike Smith. The Ducks only got the puck on net 21 times, but Smith's 15 saves is his lowest total of the season in a complete game. Smith also let in more goals against the Ducks Wednesday than he had in his last five starts combined.

Anaheim goaltender Jonas Hiller got his 13th win of the year and stopped 25 shots against the Coyotes.

Matt Beleskey scored his second of the season for the Ducks early in the third period and all-star Corey Perry put in his 21st of the year on a shorthanded breakaway goal. The late shorthanded goal was the icing on the cake for a power play unit that went 0 for 4 and only managed four shots on goal on the man advantage.

A loss against the basement dwelling Ducks is not what he Coyotes were looking for with the Detroit Red Wings coming to town Thursday. The 'Yotes will have less than 24-hours to put this ugly loss behind them and hope to get a win on home ice against one of the top teams in the league.

The game will be broadcast on Fox Sports Arizona Plus and the puck drops at 7 p.m.

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