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Coyotes 3, Ducks 2, SO

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 4:51 AM

Associated Press

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Coyotes 3, Ducks 2, SO
Anaheim Ducks 2, Phoenix Coyotes 3

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) -Radim Vrbata helped the Phoenix Coyotes cap a banner October with another late win.

Vrbata scored in the shootout to give the Coyotes a 3-2 win over the Anaheim Ducks on Saturday night.

Phoenix goalie Ilya Bryzgalov stopped Corey Perry, Ryan Getzlaf and Teemu Selanne in the tiebreaker to preserve the win.

The Coyotes improved to 4-0 when the game is tied after regulation, including two shootout wins. They also earned their ninth win of October, tying a franchise record.

"It was one of those games where you think you should be winning, but (Anaheim) kept hanging on, and hanging on," said Vernon Fiddler, who had a tying goal in the third for Phoenix. "We knew they played (Friday night), so we wanted to keep going on them and wear them down."

After dropping four straight, the Ducks have earned points in the last two games and came away satisfied with their effort in the desert.

"Right now, we're taking one shift at a time and small steps," center Todd Marchant said. "We just need to keep moving forward. I thought we played a solid road game, and can take positives from the effort."

Selanne gave the Ducks the lead midway through the third period when his shot from the right face-off circle deflected off Bryzgalov's right pad and into the net.

Phoenix tied it 18 seconds later when Vernon Fiddler, untouched and to the left of goalie Jonas Hiller, converted a pass from Sami Lapisto at 10:31 for his second of the season.

The Coyotes went ahead 1-0 in the first. Robert Lang converted Matthew Lombardi's pass for his third goal of the season and second on the power play.

Anaheim used a two-man advantage to tie it in the second. Perry scored from in close for his eighth of the season and second on the power play at 8:01.

The Ducks almost grabbed the lead late in the second, but Bryzgalov stopped Getzlaf in close with 17 seconds remaining.

"We had a strong second period and overall sound effort," Ducks coach Randy Carlyle said. "We can't too excited about a good road point, or down too low. We need to keep an even keel."

NOTES: The announced crowd of 6,495 was the smallest of the season. ... Hiller started his third straight game while Jean-Sebastien Giguere remains day to day with a groin injury. ... Perry has four goals in his last three games. ... Lombardi picked up his first point in five games.

scoring summary
1st Period
03:52
PHX
PPG - Robert Lang (3) ASST: Matthew Lombardi (3), Adrian Aucoin (6)
1 - 0 PHX
2nd Period
08:01
ANA
PPG - Corey Perry (8) ASST: Saku Koivu (4), Ryan Getzlaf (10)
1 - 1 Tie
3rd Period
10:13
ANA
Teemu Selanne (6) ASST: Ryan Whitney (6), James Wisniewski (9)
2 - 1 ANA
10:31
PHX
Vernon Fiddler (2) ASST: Sami Lepisto (3), Daniel Winnik (5)
2 - 2 Tie
OT Period
NONE
Shootout
RNDPHXANA
1R. VrbataC. Perry
2S. DoanR. Getzlaf
3L. KorpikoskiT. Selanne
penalty summary
1st Period
03:23
ANA
Nick Boynton  Hooking against  Petr Prucha
05:31
PHX
Petr Prucha  Too many men/ice - bench
07:28
PHX
Keith Yandle  Misconduct (10 min)
07:28
PHX
Keith Yandle  Instigator against  James Wisniewski
07:28
PHX
Keith Yandle  Fighting (maj) against  James Wisniewski
07:28
ANA
James Wisniewski  Fighting (maj) against  Keith Yandle
13:21
PHX
Martin Hanzal  Tripping against  Bobby Ryan
16:58
ANA
George Parros  Fighting (maj) against  Paul Bissonnette
16:58
PHX
Paul Bissonnette  Fighting (maj) against  George Parros
2nd Period
00:47
PHX
Shane Doan  Roughing against  James Wisniewski
00:47
ANA
James Wisniewski  Fighting (maj) against  Taylor Pyatt
00:47
PHX
Shane Doan  Fighting (maj) against  James Wisniewski
06:04
PHX
Jim Vandermeer  Roughing against  Corey Perry
06:10
PHX
Zbynek Michalek  Delaying Game-Puck over glass
10:22
ANA
Bobby Ryan  Hooking against  Zbynek Michalek
15:27
PHX
Petr Prucha  Tripping against  Ryan Whitney
3rd Period
NONE
OT Period
NONE
goalie stats
Jonas Hiller
SA: 32TOI: 64:58
Saves: 30EV: 26 - 27
PIM: 0PP: 3 - 4
SV%: .938SH: 1 - 1
Ilya Bryzgalov
SA: 34TOI: 65:00
Saves: 32EV: 17 - 18
PIM: 0PP: 15 - 16
SV%: .941SH: 0 - 0