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Friday, October 18th (All times Eastern)

Phoenix Coyotes (4-2-1) at Anaheim Ducks (5-1-0), 10 p.m.

(SportsNetwork.com) - The Anaheim Ducks will shoot for a sixth straight victory when they host the Phoenix Coyotes in Friday's Pacific Division battle at the Honda Center.

Anaheim's only loss of the 2013-14 season came in its opening contest, but the Ducks have rattled off five consecutive victories since getting routed by the Colorado Avalanche 6-1 on Oct. 2.

With another victory on Friday, the 5-1-0 Ducks would match their longest winning streak from last season. Anaheim also had a six-game winning streak from Feb. 9-24 of last season.

Anaheim's latest victory came Wednesday evening against the visiting Calgary Flames, who were dealt their first regulation setback of the season in the 3-2 loss. Teemu Selanne scored what proved to be the game-winner late in the second period to help the Ducks earn the home win.

Kyle Palmieri and Dustin Penner potted a goal apiece for the Ducks, who have won 17 straight regular-season home games against the Flames. Viktor Fasth stood tall between the pipes for Anaheim, turning away 33-of-35 shots in the triumph.

Selanne's first goal of the season staked Anaheim to a 3-1 lead late in the second following a Calgary turnover in the neutral zone. The Finnish veteran actually broke his stick shortly before the goal, but received a new one from the bench seconds before Jakob Silfverberg found him streaking down the middle of the ice for a breakaway.

Silfverberg won a race to the loose puck near the Flames' blue line and tipped the disc ahead to spring Selanne, who finished with a quick wrister from between the circles for the 676th goal of his storied NHL career.

"I broke two sticks for the first time in my career," the 43-year-old Selanne said after the game "I got the breakaway. Sometimes, you've got to be lucky."

Anaheim is 3-0 on a five-game homestand that is set to end Sunday against the Dallas Stars.

Phoenix hopes it can continue to have success against the Ducks on Friday after taking four of the last five meetings between the clubs. The Coyotes halted a three-game road losing streak against Anaheim the last time the clubs met on April 27 of last season.

Coyotes winger Radim Vrbata recorded three goals in last April's win over the Ducks and the hat trick gives him 12 goals and 30 points in 39 career games against the Ducks. Fasth surrendered four goals on 30 shots in the loss and is 0-1-1 with a 3.89 goals against average in two career tilts against Phoenix.

Ducks goaltender Jonas Hiller is 15-6-3 with a 2.54 GAA in 25 career outings against the Coyotes and could get the call tonight.

The Coyotes had won three in a row before dropping an overtime decision Tuesday against the visiting Ottawa Senators. Cory Conacher scored 2:48 into OT, beating Phoenix goaltender Mike Smith with a one-timer to lift the Senators to victory at Jobing.com Arena.

Phoenix held a 2-0 lead over the Sens before allowing three unanswered goals from Ottawa's Jason Spezza. However, Coyotes forward Mike Ribeiro was credited with a power-play goal with 3:30 remaining in regulation to force overtime.

"We made a couple critical mistakes that hurt us. We'll take the point and move on," said Phoenix head coach Dave Tippett.

Smith stopped 28 shots for the Coyotes, but fell to 3-2-1 on the season. He is 8-3-1 with a 2.74 GAA in his career against Phoenix and is expected to get the start on Friday.

Phoenix defensemen Rostislav Klesla and Derek Morris are questionable for this evening's game. Klesla sustained an upper-body injury after absorbing a big hit from Ottawa's Bobby Ryan on Tuesday, while Morris sat out the game against the Sens with a lower-body issue.

10/18 10:49:31 ET

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Standings

2013 - 2014 NHL Eastern Conference Standings
 
Atlantic Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
p-Boston 54 19 9 117 261 177 31-7-3 23-12-6 18-9-3
x-Tampa Bay 46 27 9 101 240 215 25-10-6 21-17-3 19-8-3
x-Montreal 46 28 8 100 215 204 23-13-5 23-15-3 18-8-4
x-Detroit 39 28 15 93 222 230 18-13-10 21-15-5 17-8-5
Ottawa 37 31 14 88 236 265 18-17-6 19-14-8 14-9-7
Toronto 38 36 8 84 231 256 24-16-1 14-20-7 14-13-3
Florida 29 45 8 66 196 268 16-20-5 13-25-3 13-16-1
Buffalo 21 51 10 52 157 248 13-21-7 8-30-3 7-18-5
 
Metropolitan Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
y-Pittsburgh 51 24 7 109 249 207 28-9-4 23-15-3 20-8-2
x-NY Rangers 45 31 6 96 218 193 20-17-4 25-14-2 16-11-3
x-Philadelphia 42 30 10 94 236 235 24-14-3 18-16-7 15-11-4
x-Columbus 43 32 7 93 231 216 22-15-4 21-17-3 16-13-1
Washington 38 30 14 90 235 240 21-13-7 17-17-7 12-15-3
New Jersey 35 29 18 88 197 208 21-11-9 14-18-9 16-9-5
Carolina 36 35 11 83 207 230 18-17-6 18-18-5 15-13-2
NY Islanders 34 37 11 79 225 267 13-19-9 21-18-2 10-16-4
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
z= clinched overall points title
2013 - 2014 NHL Western Conference Standings
 
Central Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
y-Colorado 52 22 8 112 250 220 26-11-4 26-11-4 19-6-3
x-St. Louis 52 23 7 111 248 191 28-9-4 24-14-3 21-6-2
x-Chicago 46 21 15 107 267 220 27-7-7 19-14-8 13-13-3
x-Minnesota 43 27 12 98 207 206 26-10-5 17-17-7 14-12-3
x-Dallas 40 31 11 91 235 228 23-11-7 17-20-4 13-11-5
Nashville 38 32 12 88 216 242 19-17-5 19-15-7 12-13-4
Winnipeg 37 35 10 84 227 237 18-17-6 19-18-4 9-15-5
 
Pacific Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
z-Anaheim 54 20 8 116 266 209 29-8-4 25-12-4 22-4-3
x-San Jose 51 22 9 111 249 200 29-7-5 22-15-4 18-7-3
x-Los Angeles 46 28 8 100 206 174 23-14-4 23-14-4 16-10-3
Phoenix 37 30 15 89 216 231 22-14-5 15-16-10 14-9-6
Vancouver 36 35 11 83 196 223 20-15-6 16-20-5 12-13-4
Calgary 35 40 7 77 209 241 19-19-3 16-21-4 11-15-3
Edmonton 29 44 9 67 203 270 16-22-3 13-22-6 8-17-4
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
z= clinched overall points title
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