Ducks wake up in time for win

first_img“When it was 4-1, I was thinking, `What’s going on? There’s no intensity, no passion, none whatsoever,’ ” Selanne said. “But it takes 20 guys getting frustrated to get their work boots on and start working. We started battling and the momentum totally changed for us.” Chris Pronger also scored twice and Dustin Penner added a goal for the Ducks, who beat Phoenix for the fifth time in six games this season and snapped a three-game skid. “Hopefully this is a turning point for us,” Selanne said. “I almost forgot how good it feels to win a game.” Anaheim’s comeback, starting with Pronger’s goal at 19:55 of the second period, was the latest three-goal rally in franchise history. “We need to get on a little bit of a roll, get some wins under our belt and get some confidence back,” Pronger said. “Certainly after getting three goals on the power play tonight and coming from behind, we were able to do it.” Mathias Tjarnqvist, Keith Ballard, Owen Nolan and Oleg Saprykin scored for Phoenix, which has lost three in a row. “I don’t think we sat back at all in the third,” Coyotes defenseman Travis Roche said. “Certainly we didn’t intend to. They came out hard and threw their `A’ game at us in the third and we didn’t respond.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! GLENDALE, Ariz. – Teemu Selanne sensed a lack of urgency in his Ducks teammates. Then they got frustrated. And then they rallied. Selanne scored his second goal on a power play with 3:07 left in overtime and the Ducks erased a three-goal deficit to beat the Phoenix Coyotes 5-4 on Thursday night. last_img

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