Recap: Coyotes 5, Ducks 4 (SO)
Coyotes 5, Ducks 4 (SO): Steve Sullivan tied the game with 6:29 remaining in the third period before scoring the lone goal of the shootout as host Phoenix drew first blood in the opener of its three-game series with Anaheim.
After both teams came up empty in the first round of the bonus format, Sullivan raced in and fired the puck between Viktor Fasth's pads to give the Coyotes the edge. Mike Smith denied Corey Perry and stopped Saku Koivu's third-round attempt to clinch the win.
Lauri Korpikoski scored twice in regulation, Matthew Lombardi added a goal and Smith made 31 saves for Phoenix, which improved to 6-2-1 in its last nine home games. The Coyotes host the Ducks again on Monday before the teams conclude their rare series in Anaheim two days later.
Andrew Cogliano registered his second career hat trick, Koivu recorded a goal and an assist and Fasth turned aside 33 shots for the Ducks, who are 8-1-1 in their last 10 contests. Cogliano's other three-goal performance came on Jan. 31, 2012 - also in Phoenix.
Cogliano opened the scoring 21 seconds into the game and forged a 2-2 tie with seven minutes remaining in the second before completing his hat trick 4 1/2 minutes later. Korpikoski finished his seventh career two-goal effort 15 seconds into the third, and Koivu and Sullivan traded tallies later in the session - with the latter ending his 13-game drought.
GAME NOTEBOOK: Phoenix has played three straight games against the same opponent once before, taking on San Jose on Nov. 10, 12 and 15, 2007. This is the first time the Ducks will have done it, but they also begin April with three consecutive contests against Dallas. Following this series, the Coyotes and Ducks meet again in the season finale on April 27. ... Lombardi's goal was his 99th in the NHL. Doan's assist on the tally was his 799th career point, while Yandle's helper on Korpikoski's first goal was his 199th point. ... Anaheim C Kyle Palmieri left the game early in the second period after being hit by Phoenix LW Raffi Torres and did not return. ... The Ducks went 1-for-3 on the power play and are 9-for-18 over their last six games.
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