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NHL: Phoenix 4, Anaheim 2

GLENDALE, Ariz., Nov. 23 (UPI) -- Radim Vrbata scored two of four unanswered Phoenix goals Wednesday, sending the Coyotes to a 4-2 win over Anaheim.

Phoenix handed the Ducks their fifth straight loss. Anaheim has just six wins in 21 games this year.

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Keith Yandle overcame an early Phoenix deficit by scoring on a slap shot with 6:47 left in the first period.

Vrbata then scored on the power play late in the first to give the Coyotes the lead for good and he added a backhander with 2:29 remaining in the second. Oliver Ekman-Larsson finished off the four-goal stretch for Phoenix on a slap shot 4:27 into the third.

Vrbata has 11 goals this season and is on pace for a single-season career best. His largest one-year total has been 27, which he produced during the 2007-08 campaign.

He has had four multi-goal games this season.

Mike Smith made 19 saves in picking up the victory. Jonas Hiller allowed four goals on 29 shots.

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