ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) – Andy McDonald scored two goals and Teemu Selanne added a goal and two assists, and the Anaheim Mighty Ducks extended their home winning streak to five games with a 3-2 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes on Sunday night.

Geoff Sanderson and Mike Leclerc scored for Phoenix against Jean-Sebastien Giguere, who made 34 saves and won his third straight start after missing three games with a groin injury.

McDonald put Anaheim ahead 2-1 just 45 seconds before the second intermission, flipping a rebound over a sprawling David LeNeveu after Selanne worked the puck away from defenseman David Tanabe behind the net and was stopped at the edge of the crease.

Leclerc, who scored two goals against the Ducks in a 5-3 win on Oct. 23 at Anaheim, continued to make his former team regret trading him last August when he tied the score 42 seconds into the third period.

But the Ducks, who did not record a shot on net during their first two power plays, regained the lead for good the next time they had the man advantage. McDonald one-timed Selanne’s pass from behind the net, beating LeNeveu to the glove side from close range at 3:01 of the period. It was McDonald’s fifth goal this season, all in the last five games.

Selanne’s high-sticking penalty gave Phoenix a power play with 2:18 remaining, but the Coyotes weren’t able to get a shot on net – not even after they pulled LeNeveu to get an extra attacker with a minute left on the penalty.

The Ducks, who have surrendered at least one power-play goal in each of their first 12 games, were burned again at 8:58 of the first period when Sanderson opened the scoring with his third goal.

Selanne tied it at 4:54 of the second period with his ninth goal and seventh in seven games. His 461 career goals are the most by any player since the start of the 1992-93 season – except for Jaromir Jagr, who has 489 during that period.

Notes: Anaheim’s home game Tuesday against the Nashville Predators has not sold out, which is good news for former Ducks captain Paul Kariya, who phoned the publicity office on Sunday to request 35 tickets for his homecoming. … The Coyotes have scored at least once on the power play in five straight games, after going 0-for-8 on Oct. 20 at Vancouver. … Phoenix C Petr Nedved’s injured left elbow prevented him from playing in his 900th NHL game. He is expected to be out at least a week.

AP-ES-10-30-05 2233EST


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