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Coyotes win season finale 5-3 over playoff-bound Ducks, who will face Detroit in 1st round

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    Anaheim Ducks defenseman Cam Fowler, left, battles Phoenix Coyotes left wing Rob Klinkhammer for the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Anaheim, Calif., Saturday, April 27, 2013. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson) (The Associated Press)

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    Phoenix Coyotes goalie Jason LaBarbera, left, blocks a shot by Anaheim Ducks right wing Teemu Selanne during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Anaheim, Calif., Saturday, April 27, 2013. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson) (The Associated Press)

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    Phoenix Coyotes right wing Radim Vrbata, right, battles Anaheim Ducks defenseman Sheldon Souray for the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Anaheim, Calif., Saturday, April 27, 2013. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson) (The Associated Press)

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    Anaheim Ducks goalie Viktor Fasth, right, blocks a shot by Phoenix Coyotes left wing Rob Klinkhammer during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Anaheim, Calif., Saturday, April 27, 2013. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson) (The Associated Press)

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    Phoenix Coyotes right wing Radim Vrbata, right, celebrates his goal with teammate Shane Doan during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Anaheim Ducks in Anaheim, Calif., Saturday, April 27, 2013. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson) (The Associated Press)

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 will miss 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 Phoenix as Pacific Division champions in the lockout-shortened 48-game season.