RADIM VRBATA RUMORS & GOSSIP

Vrbata nets Coyotes a second straight win

SUNRISE, Fla. -- Radim Vrbata had a goal and two assists to lead the Phoenix Coyotes to a 3-1 victory over the Florida Panthers on Tuesday night. Oliver Ekman-Larsson and Mike Ribeiro also scored for the Coyotes. Mike Smith made 31 saves. Brandon Pirri scored and Roberto Luongo stopped 23 shots for the Panthers. Phoenix won its second consecutive road game for the first time since...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Radim Vrbata scores twice, Phoenix Coyotes rout Montreal Canadiens

Since the beginning of the season, Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney and coach Dave Tippett surveyed forwards Radim Vrbata and Martin Hanzal about who they thought could be the missing piece for their line. Whether suggested from one side or the other, winger Martin Erat’s name continually popped up in the conversation and Vrbata considered him a fit. Both he and Erat are the...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Vrbata breaks out in critical win over Canadiens

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Dave Tippett has a simple means of measuring Radim Vrbata's effectiveness. "He's a scorer," Tippett said. "When he scores, he has a good game." Vrbata had a good game on Thursday against the Montreal Canadiens -- even if it was mostly coincidence that it came in fellow Czech Martin Erat's first game in a Coyotes sweater. Vrbata got...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
March 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Vrbata leads Coyotes to 4-1 win over Rangers

Radim Vrbata scored three goals, Mike Smith stopped 23 shots, and the Phoenix Coyotes opened their first season with an owner in four years by routing the New York Rangers 4-1 on Thursday night. With NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman and the club's new owners in attendance, the Coyotes turned a tight game into a one-sided contest behind Vrbata's second straight hat trick - dating...
Via AP on Fox
October 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Vrbata caps Coyotes' season with trick

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...
Via Fox Sports
April 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Coyotes need Vrbata, but Vrbata needs to heal

GLENDALE, Ariz. Remember that bizarre reaction Radim Vrbata had to penicillin last season -- the one that caused a painful and migrating rash that was exacerbated by perspiration and the lack of ventilation caused by his hockey equipment? The one that caused agonizing joint pain and swelling in plenty of unpleasant locations? Now remember how some critics questioned Vrbatas toughness...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
March 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Vrbata in Coyotes' lineup for Game 2

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Coyotes winger Radim Vrbata is in the lineup for Saturday night's Game 2 against the Blackhawks. Vrbata left Game 1 on Thursday after just 30 seconds when he was hit into the boards near the shoulder area by Chicago forward Andrew Shaw. He did not return to the game, and the Coyotes did not provide specifics or an update on his injury other than to say that...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
April 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Sore Vrbata comes up big in Coyotes' big win

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Radim Vrbata had just taken the ninth day of a 10-day penicillin regimen when the allergic reaction began. It was March 14, the first day of the Coyotes four-game road trip in Vancouver. It was bad enough that Vrbata suffered through a painful and migrating rash that was exacerbated by perspiration and the lack of ventilation caused by his hockey equipment. But...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
March 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Vrbata's OT goals leads Coyotes over Stars

GLENDALE, Ariz. Radim Vrbata doesn't do insignificant goals any more. "Just the big ones," Coyotes captain Shane Doan said. None was bigger than Saturday's overtime score that gave the streaking Phoenix Coyotes a 2-1 win over the Dallas Stars at Jobing.com Arena. It was Phoenix's seventh win in its last eight games and 15th point over that stretch. Phoenix...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
February 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Another game, another game-winner for Vrbata

GLENDALE, Ariz. Radim Vrbata doesn't do insignificant goals any more. "Just the big ones," Coyotes captain Shane Doan said. None was bigger than Saturday's overtime score that gave the streaking Phoenix Coyotes a 2-1 win over the Dallas Stars at Jobing.com Arena. It was the Coyotes' seventh win in their last eight games and gave them 15 points over that...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
February 19, 2012  |  Discuss
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