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Ryan Getzlaf casts shade on Coyotes fans

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The Anaheim Ducks lost to the Arizona Coyotes in front of an announced crowd of 11,578 in Glendale on Wednesday, and Ryan Getzlaf pointed to the empty seats as a reason why his team came out flat.

"You have to be ready when you step out on the ice and I thought we came out flat," Getzlaf added.

The Coyotes jumped out to a 2-0 lead before Anaheim got on the board in Arizona's eventual 4-2 victory. The Coyotes held the edge in both shots on goal and total attempts. It marked the third time Arizona has beaten the Ducks this season, with the previous two victories coming in California in front of less than capacity crowds.

Date Result Attendance % of Capacity
Oct. 14 Coyotes 4 Ducks 0 15172 88.3% full
Nov. 9 Coyotes 4 Ducks 3 (OT) 13864 80.7% full

The win gives the Coyotes a surprising three-point advantage over the Ducks in the Pacific Division, with two games in hand to boot.

Meanwhile, Anaheim continues to struggle to the tune of an 8-11-4 record, and will need to come up with other ways to come out flying in order to salvage the season.

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