It wasn't like the Ducks' Corey Perry, Ryan Getzlaf and Bobby Ryan needed to wear those "Hello my name is -" tags on their sweaters when they hit the ice for Wednesday's game against the Phoenix Coyotes. But it had been a while since the "Big Line" skated together. In fact, it was the first time this season they began a game on the same line, a move designed to make up for the absence of injured Ducks winger Kyle Palmieri and also to give the Coyotes something new and different to solve in the third game of their mini-series. The Perry-Getzlaf-Ryan line produced both goals in the Pacific Division-leading Ducks' 2-0 victory over the Coyotes in front of 13,456 at the Honda Center. Perry scored the only goal they would need in the first period and Getzlaf added an empty-net strike in the closing seconds of the game. "We got the band back together," Getzlaf said, smiling. Jonas Hiller stopped 18 shots for his first shutout this season and the 16 th of his career as the Ducks won their ninth consecutive home game and improved to 16-3-3 overall, the NHL's second-best record behind the sizzling Chicago Blackhawks (21-0-3). "It wasn't an easy game for me to get into because I didn't have much to do," Hiller said.
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