Arizona 5, Anaheim 3

Saturday, April 27, 2013 10:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Arizona 21-18-3-6 14-8-1-1 7-10-2-5 W1
Anaheim 30-12-3-3 16-7-1-0 14-5-2-3 L1


Coyotes 5, Ducks 3: Radim Vrbata recorded his fourth career hat trick and Jason LaBarbera turned aside 43 shots as visiting Phoenix upended Pacific Division champion Anaheim for the third time in four meetings.

Kyle Chipchura and Antoine Vermette also scored and defenseman Keith Yandle notched a pair of assists - one day after setting up three goals in a 5-4 shootout loss to Colorado. Martin Hanzal also had two assists and captain Shane Doan added one to move within two points of tying Thomas Steen (817) for second place on the Coyotes' all-time points list.

Teemu Selanne netted his 675th career goal and defenseman Francois Beauchemin and Bobby Ryan also tallied for the Ducks, who will open the postseason against seventh-seeded Detroit. The Red Wings secured a playoff berth for the 22nd consecutive season with a 3-0 triumph over Dallas on Saturday.

After opening the scoring by cleaning up a rebound, Vrbata repeated the feat to give Phoenix a 3-2 lead at 6:46 of the second. Doan's bid from the left faceoff circle handcuffed Viktor Fasth (26 saves) before Vrbata deftly batted the puck out of the air and into the net.

Vrbata completed the hat trick at 7:43 of the third with a short-handed goal from inside the left circle. Ryan trimmed the deficit just under two minutes later after redirecting captain Ryan Getzlaf's feed, but Anaheim failed to net the equalizer.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Phoenix posted a pair of 5-4 shootout victories over Anaheim before the Ducks rebounded with a 2-0 triumph in a rare three-game regular-season series in early March. ... Beauchemin's goal 14 seconds into the second period gave the Ducks a power-play goal in each of their last four games and five of six. ... Anaheim D Luca Sbisa missed the contest with a lower-body injury.

Top Game Performances

Arizona   Anaheim
Radim Vrbata 4 Points Ryan Getzlaf 2
Radim Vrbata 3 Goals Francois Beauchemin 1
Martin Hanzal 2 Assists Ryan Getzlaf 2
N/A Power Play Goals Francois Beauchemin 1
Radim Vrbata 1 Short Handed Goals N/A
Jason LaBarbera .935 Save Percentage Viktor Fasth .867
Jason LaBarbera 43 Saves Viktor Fasth 26

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Arizona 31 5 0-2 3-4 18 39
Anaheim 46 3 1-4 2-2 4 29

Upcoming Games

  • Anaheim will play its next game at home against Detroit. The Ducks have a W/L % of .633 after a win and .588 after a loss.
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