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Tikhonov nets winning goal in SO for Coyotes @NHLdotcom

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) -Viktor Tikhonov scored in the fourth round of the shootout and the Phoenix Coyotes beat the Anaheim Ducks 5-4 on Saturday night.

Jean-Sebastien Giguere, playing in relief of starter Jonas Hiller, made the initial save on Tikhonov's shot with his left skate, but his leg and the puck barely crossed the goal line to give the Coyotes the victory.

Anaheim, which lost for the third time in 13 games, moved one point ahead of St. Louis for seventh place in the Western Conference. The Blues finish the regular season Sunday in Colorado.

Phoenix entered the third period with a two-goal lead, but Bobby Ryan and Teemu Selanne scored 45 seconds apart to get the Ducks even.

Ilya Bryzgalov warmed up for the shootout by stopping Andrew Ebbett's breakaway attempt off a long outlet from Chris Pronger with 1:01 left in overtime.

Steven Reinprecht scored a pair of power-play goals and added an assist for the Coyotes, who ended the season with five wins in seven games. Reinprecht and Shane Doan also scored in the shootout.

Todd Fedoruk and Enver Lisin also scored and Doan had two assists for Phoenix, which had been in fifth place in the West at the All-Star break before a 12-20-2 freefall to end the season.

Corey Perry scored in regulation and the shootout, Erik Christensen had a goal in regulation, and Ryan Getzlaf added a shootout goal for the Ducks.

Lisin gave the Coyotes a 4-2 lead with 5.6 seconds left in the second period when he skated in from the left side and beat Hiller with a quick wrist shot.

But Ryan bounced a shot off the right post from the bottom of the left circle with 14:58 left, and Selanne scored from the center of the right circle less than a minute later to it 4-4.

Reinprecht put the Coyotes ahead 1-0 at 3:38 of the first period off a rebound from the left corner of the crease. Perry tied it at 2:39 of the second with a sweeping forehand shot after Bryzgalov stopped James Wisniewski's long attempt.

Fedoruk made it 2-1 at 7:00 of the second when he beat Hiller on a long rebound, and Reinprecht extended the lead to 3-1 at 12:21 of the second on another rebound, this one from the top of the crease.

Perry pulled the Ducks within 3-2 at 18:19 following a lengthy scramble in front. Bryzgalov stopped Scott Niedermayer's initial shot but couldn't find the rebound. Two Coyotes joined the goalie in the crease before Perry reached in and tucked the puck into the open left side of the net.

Hiller, making his seventh straight start, stopped 20 of 24 shots in two periods before he was replaced by Giguere to begin the third.

Notes: Phoenix beat the Ducks for the second time in six meetings and the first time since Oct. 12, the second game of the season. Anaheim closed the season with a 5-2 spurt. The Coyotes finished 23-15-3 at home but were just 13-24-4 on the road. Reinprecht's two-goal game was his second of the season. He also scored twice Dec. 4 against Toronto. Doan led the Coyotes with 31 goals and 42 assists.

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