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|Phoenix Pulls Out Win Over Chicago
|GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Radim Vrbata scored in his third straight game and had the only goal in the shootout, lifting the Phoenix Coyotes to a 4-3 win over the Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday night.
Phoenix's recent surge and a visit by the reigning Stanley Cup champions set up a lively night and the first sellout at Jobing.com Arena since the home opener. Many were there to see the Blackhawks, but the Coyotes didn't seem to mind, overcoming a late power-play goal by Chicago's Duncan Keith to win their fourth straight.
Taylor Pyatt scored his 14th goal, coach Dave Tippett earned his 350th NHL win, and Ilya Bryzgalov only had to make one save in the shootout, on Jonathan Toews, as Chicago missed the net on two of its three chances.
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