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NHL: Phoenix 4, Anaheim 3 (SO)

  |   Nov. 23, 2007 at 7:35 PM
ANAHEIM, Calif., Nov. 23 (UPI) -- Radim Vrbata scored in the second round of a shootout Friday afternoon to give the Phoenix Coyotes a 4-3 victory against the Anaheim Ducks.

The contest was deadlocked 3-3 after Vrbata's seventh goal of the season (power play) with just over one minute left in the third period. Phoenix also got a goal from Peter Mueller in the first.

Vrbata added an assist, and recently-signed goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov stopped 23-of-26 shots in regulation, and two in the shootout, as the Coyotes bagged their first three-game winning streak this season.

Anaheim's Chris Pronger scored twice, with his second of the contest -- and third of the season -- giving his team a 3-2 lead at 2:53 of the third.

Ryan Getzlaf scored unassisted at 12:52 of the first, while goalie Jonas Hiller -- making his third NHL start -- stopped 35-of-38 shots in regulation, but could not stop Vrbata's wrist shot shortly after Pronger's slashing penalty.

Phoenix rose to 3-1 in the season series.

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