Ducks rally from three down for victory

first_img“Hopefully this is a turning point for us,” Selanne said. “I almost forgot how good it feels to win a game.” Anaheim’s comeback started with Pronger’s goal at 19:55 of the second period. “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 straight. “I don’t think we sat back at all in the third,” said defenseman Travis Roche, whose interference penalty led to the Ducks’ power play and Selanne’s goal. “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.” “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 overall. GLENDALE, Ariz. – Teemu Selanne sensed a lack of urgency in his Anaheim 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. center_img The Coyotes were without defenseman Ed Jovanovski, who was a late scratch with an elbow injury. Selanne beat Curtis Joseph with a shot from the left edge of the crease into the top right side of the net for his 526th career goal. Pronger started the Ducks’ rally from a 4-1 deficit with a power-play goal with 4.4 seconds left in the second period, beating Joseph on a blast from top of the left faceoff circle. “Anytime you can score in the waning seconds of a period it seems to light a fire under your group,” Ducks coach Randy Carlyle said. “It wasn’t pretty for a while but we aren’t going to critique a win.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img