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Ducks win preseason opener 6-2 over Coyotes, scoring on 1st 3 shots of game against Visentin

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Anaheim Ducks left wing John Kurtz, right, collides with Phoenix Coyotes defenseman David Rundblad during the second period of their preseason NHL hockey game, Monday, Sept. 16, 2013, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) Author: The Hockey News

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Ducks win preseason opener 6-2 over Coyotes, scoring on 1st 3 shots of game against Visentin

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ANAHEIM, Calif. - Teemu Selanne and defencemen Sami Vatanen and Nolan Yonkman scored on Anaheim's first three shots against Phoenix Coyotes rookie Mark Visentin, and the Ducks earned a 6-2 victory Monday night in their preseason opener.

Yonkman's short-handed goal came 2:59 in, and Daniel Winnik capped Anaheim's four-goal first period. Hampus Lindholm connected during a 5-on-3 power play in the second, Emerson Etem also had a goal, and Andrew Cogliano had three assists.

Both starting goalies sat out the third period. Jonas Hiller stopped 12 of 13 shots for the Ducks. Visentin, one of two first-round picks by the Coyotes in the 2010 draft, made 18 saves.

Guillaume Latendresse and Chris Brown scored for Phoenix.

Coyotes enforcer Paul Bissonnette was suspended for 10 regular-season games by the NHL on Monday for leaving the bench to fight Los Angeles' Jordan Nolan on Sunday. Nolan had levelled Coyotes defenceman Rotislav Klesla with a hit that left him with a concussion and whiplash.

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Ducks win preseason opener 6-2 over Coyotes, scoring on 1st 3 shots of game against Visentin