Anaheim, CA (Sports Network) - Radim Vrbata recorded his fourth career hat
trick and also added an assist, as the Phoenix Coyotes ended their season on a
high note with a 5-3 victory over the playoff-bound Anaheim Ducks on Saturday
at Honda Center.
The game meant little for either team, as the Coyotes had already been
eliminated from playoff contention while the Pacific Division champion Ducks
were locked into the second seed in the Western Conference.
Kyle Chipchura and Antoine Vermette each scored once and Jason LaBarbera made
43 saves for the Coyotes, who won two of their final three games to finish
Teemu Selanne, Bobby Ryan and Francois Beauchemin netted a goal apiece, while
Viktor Fasth allowed four goals on 30 shots for the Ducks, who will take on
the seventh-seeded Detroit Red Wings in the first round of the playoffs.
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