GLENDALE, Ariz. – Corey Perry scored his team-leading 20th goal and Jonas Hiller made 31 saves to lead the Anaheim Ducks past the Phoenix Coyotes 3-1 on Tuesday night.
Luca Sbisa and Joffrey Lupul also scored for the Ducks, who won for the second time in six games.
Shane Doan scored a power-play goal for the Coyotes, who have lost three of four.
The Coyotes played their first home game since the Glendale City Council approved a new arena lease. That cleared the way for the team to be purchased from the NHL.
The game drew a crowd of 14,032, the largest this season for a weeknight home game.
Coyotes goalie Ilya Bryzgalov, playing for the first time after missing five games with an undisclosed upper body injury, was shaky early. He allowed three goals on the first nine shots he faced.
Sbisa gave Anaheim a 1-0 lead on the Ducks' second shot, a one-timer from the top of the left circle that slipped between Bryzgalov's left skate and the right post.
Lupul made it 2-0 at 8:16 of the period when his shot from the bottom of the right circle deflected off the right post and tucked just under the crossbar on the far left side of the net. No goal was signaled immediately, but play was stopped seconds later. The goal was awarded following a video review.
Bryzgalov's defense left him hanging on Anaheim's third goal. Sami Lepisto attempted a clearing pass off the Coyotes' goal line, but Perry intercepted the puck at the center of the left circle, took one stride and fired in a shot at 15:20 of the first period.
Doan pulled Phoenix within 3-1 in the closing seconds of a two-man power-play — the Coyotes' first of two 5-on-3 advantages. He corralled a long rebound at the left of the net and bounced a shot off Hiller's left pad.
NOTES: Phoenix had one shot on their second, 37-second two-man advantage. The crowd also might have been boosted by a $1 beer promotion. Ryan Getzlaf took a puck to the face 4:31 into the second period and bled profusely before he was helped to the dressing room. Ducks personnel said Getzlaf had a laceration above the eye and was feeling better by the third period, but he didn't return. The Coyotes have scored one goal in each of their last four games.