Originally written on Fox Sports Arizona  |  Last updated 4/28/13

ANAHEIM, CA - NOVEMBER 23: Shane Doan #19 of the Phoenix Coyotes is congratulated by his teammates after a goal by teammate Radim Vrbata #17 in the third period against the Anaheim Ducks at the Honda Center November 23, 2007 in Anaheim, California. The Coyotes defeated the Ducks 4-3 in shootout. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Radim Vrbata had three goals, capping his hat trick with a short-handed score, and Jason LaBarbera made 22 of his 43 saves in the first period to lead the Phoenix Coyotes to a 5-3 victory over the playoff-bound Anaheim Ducks on Saturday night. The Coyotes finished 21-18-9, four points out of a playoff spot after winning their first division title in franchise history and going to the Western Conference finals last season. This is the first time the Coyotes have missed the postseason since 2009 and only the second time for Dave Tippett in his 10 seasons as an NHL head coach. Teemu Selanne, Bobby Ryan and defensemen Francois Beauchemin scored for the Ducks, who replaced the Coyotes as Pacific Division champions in the lockout-shortened 48-game season. They finished with the NHL's third-best record and had only four fewer wins than they had last season, when the schedule was the normal 82 games. As the second seed in the West, Anaheim will meet seventh-seeded...
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