Phoenix 4, Ducks 1.

Bobby Ryan took his first turn at center this preseason, and Emerson Etem and Cam Fowler made their debuts against NHL competition — which might be the main reasons for the 12,382 in attendance at Honda Center to hold on to their ticket stubs from this night.

Ryan scored the Ducks’ lone goal midway through the second period, giving Fowler his first assist on an NHL scoresheet. Phoenix dominated otherwise, outshooting the Ducks 40-21 and killing off eight of nine power plays. Former Duck Andrew Ebbett, Kyle Turris, Brett MacLean and Viktor Tikhonov did the damage for the Coyotes, with Curtis McElhinney (22 shots/20 saves) and J.P. Levasseur (20 shots/18 saves) splitting the bill evenly.

Ryan won just one of his first 8 faceoffs and finished 8 for 20 in the circle. A Ducks power play that had just three days to coalesce didn’t fare much better than a penalty kill that allowed two goals in five man-advantage shifts for the Coyotes.

The Sharks invade Honda Center tomorrow night. The San Mercury News reports that Antero Niittymaki is likely to start between the pipes. No word from this end on who Randy Carlyle will trot out.

Ebbett on the move again.

Center Andrew Ebbett, whom the Chicago Blackhawks claimed off waivers from the Ducks in October, was claimed off waivers by the Minnesota Wild today.

Ebbett had played 10 games in a Blackhawks uniform, scoring one goal and spending two minutes in the penalty box, before going on waivers Friday. A look at the standings reveals that Ebbett was available to the Ducks before the Wild claimed him.

The Blackhawks will visit Honda Center next Friday; the Ducks will face the Wild on the road Dec. 4 and at home Dec. 29.

Blackhawks claim Ebbett off waivers.

Andrew Ebbett is headed to Chicago.

Blackhawks GM Stan Bowman must have liked what he saw in the 5-foot-9 center from the University of Michigan, who joins a team short on forwards. Marian Hossa, Adam Burish and Ben Eager are currently on injured reserve.

The 26-year-old Ebbett had no points in two games, and was a healthy scratch in the other four, for the Ducks this season. In his longest NHL stint last year, Ebbett had eight goals and 32 points in 48 games.e