Jakob Silfverberg knows who knows things.
The first-year Duck watched his more experienced teammates, former NHL MVP Corey Perry and distinguished veteran Teemu Selanne, score shootout goals by hammering shots to Phoenix goalie Mike Smith's left side.
And on the Ducks' sixth shot of the extra session, Silfverberg followed with another — the game-winner in a 3-2 victory over the Coyotes at Honda Center that extended the Ducks' winning streak to six games.
"I watched their shots … wherever is open, I try to go there and that turned out great," said Silfverberg, who is now 5-for-8 in his career in shootouts.
"I was trying not to move too early so we he wouldn't have too much," space, "but he tried to deke and my leg was quick enough to get a piece of it," Hiller said. "Little nerve-racking."
Just getting to overtime was significant for the Ducks (6-1), whose fate seemed sealed to be a 2-1 loss thanks to Smith's 37 saves and another round of power play woes.
Then Ducks center Nick Bonino flung a desperate shot toward the net after retreating to catch the puck near the blue line.
And with 6-foot-4 Dustin Penner standing in front of Smith to obscure his view, the puck flew to hit the net for a tying goal with 2:02 remaining in the game.
"Luck," Bonino said. "I had an extra second, knew Penner was stationed in front there, just tried to put it on net and about halfway there I saw the line the puck was on was pretty good and Smith had no idea where the puck was."
Bonino also scored the opening goal of the shootout, which the Ducks won, 4-3.
"Coming back and fighting hard — we have good character," Ducks Coach Bruce Boudreau said. "It was a seesaw game."
The coach said Selanne played his best game of the season after opening scoring with career goal No. 677.
A steal by Ducks center Mathieu Perreault set up the Selanne shot, which slid under the left pad of Smith 6:38 into the game.
Hiller, now 4-0 this season, stopped 12 shots to keep Phoenix (4-2-2) scoreless in the first, helping to kill a penalty with a right-handed stop and later denying good looks that Coyotes Oliver Ekman-Larsson and Radim Vrbata (twice) had.
The Ducks were set up to start the second period with a power play for 3:31 after center Daniel Winnik was decked late in the first by a high stick from Phoenix defenseman Keith Yandle.
Winnik was struck near the left eye and rushed off the ice , only to return to play in the second period.
But the Ducks remained in their power play slump, extending their ineffectiveness to one for 26 with a man-advantage after Silfverberg, Selanne and Ryan Getzlaf were denied good scoring chances by Smith early in the second.
Phoenix tied the score with 8:49 remaining in the second when Coyotes center Antoine Vermette redirected a Yandle shot just six seconds after the Ducks killed off a tripping penalty by defenseman Sami Vatanen.
A Phoenix charging penalty late in the second went for naught because Selanne chunked a rebound shot, and because Perry was called for cross-checking 39 seconds after the Coyotes' violation.