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Shootout Goal Lifts Coyotes Over Blackhawks
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Radim Vrbata scored the lone goal of the shootout and the Phoenix Coyotes rallied to beat the Chicago Blackhawks 5-4 on Saturday night for their eighth straight win.

Antti Niemi stopped attempts by Wojtek Wolski and Lauri Korpikoski before Vrbata scored on a backhand shot that lifted the water bottle off the top of the net.

Ilya Bryzgalov saved shots by Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane and Patrick Sharp in succession for his 39th win of the season.

Lee Stempniak scored twice and Wolski also had a goal for the Coyotes, who moved within one point of San Jose for the Pacific Division lead and two points of the Blackhawks for the Western Conference's best record.

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