Pho 2 1 2 5
Ana 1 1 1 3
Date of game: 4/27/2013

Recap: Anaheim vs. Phoenix

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 21-18-9.

"I wanted to go into the offseason feeling good about myself," LaBarbera remarked. "Last year I finished my last game and didn't play great. It stuck with me the whole summer. This will feel good to think about all summer and build off of."

Teemu Selanne, Bobby Ryan and Francois Beauchemin netted a goal apiece, while Viktor Fasth allowed four goals on 30 shots for the Ducks (30-12-6), who will host the seventh-seeded Detroit Red Wings in the first round of the playoffs.

"I wish I could've played better today and helped the team more," Fasth said. "Now we have to look forward to Tuesday. It's a new season starting. We're really excited for that."

Vrbata opened the scoring at the 8:14 mark when he buried a wrister from the right circle, but Selanne answered with a tap-in from the low right side just 2:07 later to even the score.

Chipchura slipped a quick wrister through the five-hole of Fasth with 2:24 left in the period to make it 2-1.

Beauchemin's blast from the right point 14 seconds into the second brought the Ducks even again, but Vrbata scored the next two goals to give his team the lead for good.

The first came at the 6:46 mark of the second when he pounded home a rebound from in front.

With the Coyotes down a man less than eight minutes into the third, Vrbata found the back of the net with a wrister from the left circle to make it 4-2 at the 7:43 mark.

Ryan's tip-in just under two minutes later brought the Ducks within one, but LaBarbera was able to keep the lead there before Vermette potted an empty- netter with two seconds left to account for the final margin.

Game Notes

Phoenix finished 7-10-7 on the road ... Anaheim has lost three straight at home to finish 16-7-1 at Honda Center ... Phoenix took three of four from Anaheim this season.

Austin Peay dismisses running back Williams

Austin Peay State University said it has dismissed leading returning rusher Omar Williams from the football team for academic reasons on Friday.

NASCAR News
Harvick claims Darlington pole

Kevin Harvick became the eighth different pole winner in as many Sprint Cup Series races this season after posting the fastest lap in the final round of Friday's knockout-style qualifying for the Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway.

Extra Points: Easley puts himself back in the mix

There are plenty of boom-or-bust types in every draft, but perhaps none in the 2014 version poses a more interesting dilemma for NFL teams than former Florida defensive tackle Dominique Easley.

Memphis G Calathes suspended 20 games

Less than 24 hours before the seventh- seeded Grizzlies open their playoff series against the Oklahoma City Thunder, the NBA announced they will be without the services of reserve point guard Nick Calathes.

Latest Sports Photos
Latest Sports Photos
0 Votes
a skydiver was injured when attempting to land in a pre game show at the Lookouts opening game on 4/3/2014

0 Votes
SEC Champions Alabama created by artist Ben Teeter S/N C.O.A. available for the dedicated Alabama fan!

1 Vote
first catch of the season looks like a good year

0 Votes
Gina McLeroy Spring City, TN

0 Votes
Our Son Brandon McLeroy MTSU Football 2011 Gina McLeroy Spring City TN

1 Vote
this is James Howard telling Gracie what to do.

0 Votes
Riverbend fun!

0 Votes
I nees a four letter word for the outside layer of a tree.

0 Votes
Cameron is a rising athlete. He has a God given talent for the game of football. This picture is of him stopping the ball carrier in our game in the ...

1 Vote
Our Lookout Valley 9/10 year old team went to a tournament in Knoxville called The Battle of the Rocky Top. They went throught the tournament undefeated and won the championship ...
Featured Partners
www.baylorschool.org/summer
Experience Baylor summer camp - a 70 year tradition of summer fun and adventure. What are you waiting for? Make the most of summer by signing up today!
www.comcast.com/cable-internet-packages.html
Get started at $79.99 a month for 12 months. Plus, get a $75 VISA® Prepaid card.
www.STNS.org
Register now for St. Nicholas summer camp whose mission & purpose is to provide a fun learning experience for children, developing physical, cultural, social and intellectual abilities.
www.bojangles.com
Click here to enter for your chance to win a Bojangles Breakfast Combo. Then, watch WDEF News 12 This Morning for daily winner announcements!
 
Supermarket Guru
From The Archives
Scenic City Roots
Through Irish Eyes
Brand News
Prime Mashup
What's Trending
Stay Connected with WDEF News 12
 
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.