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|Hat Trick for Coyotes in Win Over Blues
|GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Ray Whitney scored three goals and matched his career high with five points, leading the Phoenix Coyotes to a 5-3 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Saturday night.
Whitney, Martin Hanzal and Radim Vrbata each scored on the power play, and the Coyotes stretched their winning streak to three games. Vrbata had his first two-point game since the season opener against Boston.
Whitney's final goal came into an empty net with 1:48 remaining. He also had five points for Carolina at Boston on Feb. 8, 2007.
Announced attendance was 9,412, the fifth crowd under 10,000 in eight Coyotes home games this season.
The Blues rank second in the NHL in goals allowed, but they've yielded 15 in their last three games.
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