NHL

Coyotes score 3 in 1st period, hold on to beat Ducks

  • Arizona Coyotes defenseman Jakob Chychrun (6) drives on Anaheim Ducks defenseman Cam Fowler in the second period of an NHL hockey game Monday, Feb. 20, 2017, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

    Arizona Coyotes defenseman Jakob Chychrun (6) drives on Anaheim Ducks defenseman Cam Fowler in the second period of an NHL hockey game Monday, Feb. 20, 2017, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)  (The Associated Press)

  • Arizona Coyotes left wing Max Domi (16) drives towards the net in the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Anaheim Ducks, Monday, Feb. 20, 2017, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

    Arizona Coyotes left wing Max Domi (16) drives towards the net in the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Anaheim Ducks, Monday, Feb. 20, 2017, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)  (The Associated Press)

  • Anaheim Ducks defenseman Hampus Lindholm (47) skates with the puck in front of Arizona Coyotes left wing Jordan Martinook in the first period during an NHL hockey game, Monday, Feb. 20, 2017, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

    Anaheim Ducks defenseman Hampus Lindholm (47) skates with the puck in front of Arizona Coyotes left wing Jordan Martinook in the first period during an NHL hockey game, Monday, Feb. 20, 2017, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)  (The Associated Press)

Radim Vrbata capped Arizona's three-goal first period and the Coyotes held on for 3-2 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Monday night.

Christian Dvorak and Jakob Chychrun also scored for Arizona, and starting goalie Mike Smith had 27 saves before leaving about 4 1/2 minutes into the third period after a collision in the net. Marek Langhamer helped kill a power play after being pressed into action for his NHL debut and stopped six of the seven shots he faced.

The Coyotes have won four of their last six.

Langhamer gave up Ryan Getzlaf's second goal of the night with 26.8 seconds to play, but thwarted two quality shots in the final seconds.

Jonathan Bernier gave up three goals on six shots in the first period for the Ducks. John Gibson came on to start the second and stopped all 14 shots he faced.