Ducks 3, Coyotes 2, shootout.

Bobby Ryan repeated his feat of a year ago, scoring twice in the Ducks’ first game of the preseason, and tacked on another in the shootout to help beat the Phoenix Coyotes, 3-2 on Wednesday.

Joffrey Lupul also scored in the shootout, where Timo Pielmeier stopped both of the Coyotes’ attempts after making 27 saves between regulation and overtime. Jonas Hiller started and stopped 18 of the 19 shots he faced.

The Ducks allowed a total of 47 shots, and took just 30, prompting head coach Randy Carlyle after the game to say “our goaltenders kept us in the hockey game and won it in a shootout.”

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J.P. Hoornstra covers the Dodgers, Angels and Major League Baseball for the Orange County Register, Los Angeles Daily News, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Torrance Daily Breeze, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star-News, San Bernardino Sun, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Whittier Daily News and Redlands Daily Facts. Before taking the beat in 2012, J.P. covered the NHL for four years. UCLA gave him a degree once upon a time; when he graduated on schedule, he missed getting Arnold Schwarzenegger's autograph on his diploma by five months.

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