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Vermette's 4th career hat trick leads Coyotes over Flyers 4-2 for 3rd straight win

  • Arizona Coyotes' Antoine Vermette, middle, celebrates his goal against Philadelphia Flyers' Steve Mason (35) as Flyers' Mark Streit (32), of Switzerland, looks on during the second period of an NHL hockey game Monday, Dec. 29, 2014, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

    Arizona Coyotes' Antoine Vermette, middle, celebrates his goal against Philadelphia Flyers' Steve Mason (35) as Flyers' Mark Streit (32), of Switzerland, looks on during the second period of an NHL hockey game Monday, Dec. 29, 2014, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)  (The Associated Press)

  • Arizona Coyotes' Antoine Vermette (50) scores a goal against Philadelphia Flyers' Steve Mason (35) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Monday, Dec. 29, 2014, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

    Arizona Coyotes' Antoine Vermette (50) scores a goal against Philadelphia Flyers' Steve Mason (35) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Monday, Dec. 29, 2014, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)  (The Associated Press)

  • Arizona Coyotes' Oliver Ekman-Larsson (23), of Sweden, threads the defense of Philadelphia Flyers goalie Steve Mason (35) and Pierre-Edouard Bellemare (78) for a goal during the third period of an NHL hockey game Monday, Dec. 29, 2014, in Glendale, Ariz.  The Coyotes won 4-2. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

    Arizona Coyotes' Oliver Ekman-Larsson (23), of Sweden, threads the defense of Philadelphia Flyers goalie Steve Mason (35) and Pierre-Edouard Bellemare (78) for a goal during the third period of an NHL hockey game Monday, Dec. 29, 2014, in Glendale, Ariz. The Coyotes won 4-2. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)  (The Associated Press)

Antoine Vermette scored three goals for his fourth career hat trick, and the Arizona Coyotes held off the Philadelphia Flyers 4-2 on Monday night for their third straight victory.

Vermette became the first player to reach 11 goals for the Coyotes, including an empty-netter with 28 seconds left. Devan Dubnyk stopped 30 shots in his third straight solid game to help shore up Arizona's shaky goaltending.

Oliver Ekman-Larsson added a power-play goal as the Coyotes matched their longest winning streak of the season.

R.J. Umberger and Sean Couturier scored third-period goals for the Flyers after they fell behind 3-0.

Steve Mason made 21 saves in his return after missing four games with back spasms, but the Flyers dropped to 3-2 on their season-high, eight-game road trip.