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NHL Game Summary - NY Rangers at Phoenix



(Thursday, October 3rd)

Final Score: Phoenix 4, NY Rangers 1

Glendale, AZ (SportsNetwork.com) - Radim Vrbata notched a hat trick to lead the Phoenix Coyotes in a 4-1 win over the New York Rangers to open the season.

Kyle Chipchura scored the other goal while Mike Smith made 23 saves for the Coyotes, who finished in last place of the Pacific Division last season.

"We competed well. We played how we need to play to be successful," Coyotes head coach Dave Tippett said.

Marc Staal had the only goal of the game for the Rangers, while Henrik Lundqvist posted 28 saves for New York, which was eliminated in the second round of the playoffs last season by the Boston Bruins.

With the score tied in the second period, Vrbata scored his first of the game and gave his team a 2-1 lead as several shots were stopped before Vrbata got his own rebound back and snapped it in at 7:05.

"That second goal really turned the game back to their favor," Lundqvist said.

The game stayed that way until the third period while Phoenix was on the power play. A left circle faceoff win saw the team control the puck before Keith Yandle fired a shot on net from the left point that Vrbata redirected past Lundqvist at 1:10.

It was a 4-1 game six minutes later as Vrbata caused a turnover to the left of the net and, after centering it to Martin Hanzal, jammed it in from the low left side.

The Coyotes scored the first goal of the game at 3:36 of the first period as Rob Klinkhammer centered the puck from the right of the net and Chipchura one- timed it home.

New York tied the game at 3:38 of the second period as a nice passing play saw Staal finish it off with a high shot from the left wing that beat Smith to the blocker side for a power-play goal.

Game Notes

Vrbata's last hat trick came on the final day of last season and he now has five on his career ... Phoenix was 1-for-3 on the power play while New York went 1-for-4 ... Phoenix plays at San Jose on Saturday ... The Rangers have off until Monday when it plays in Los Angeles ... New York had won three straight against Phoenix.

10/04 02:29:44 ET

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Standings

2013 - 2014 NHL Eastern Conference Standings
 
Atlantic Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
p-Boston 54 19 9 117 261 177 31-7-3 23-12-6 18-9-3
x-Tampa Bay 46 27 9 101 240 215 25-10-6 21-17-3 19-8-3
x-Montreal 46 28 8 100 215 204 23-13-5 23-15-3 18-8-4
x-Detroit 39 28 15 93 222 230 18-13-10 21-15-5 17-8-5
Ottawa 37 31 14 88 236 265 18-17-6 19-14-8 14-9-7
Toronto 38 36 8 84 231 256 24-16-1 14-20-7 14-13-3
Florida 29 45 8 66 196 268 16-20-5 13-25-3 13-16-1
Buffalo 21 51 10 52 157 248 13-21-7 8-30-3 7-18-5
 
Metropolitan Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
y-Pittsburgh 51 24 7 109 249 207 28-9-4 23-15-3 20-8-2
x-NY Rangers 45 31 6 96 218 193 20-17-4 25-14-2 16-11-3
x-Philadelphia 42 30 10 94 236 235 24-14-3 18-16-7 15-11-4
x-Columbus 43 32 7 93 231 216 22-15-4 21-17-3 16-13-1
Washington 38 30 14 90 235 240 21-13-7 17-17-7 12-15-3
New Jersey 35 29 18 88 197 208 21-11-9 14-18-9 16-9-5
Carolina 36 35 11 83 207 230 18-17-6 18-18-5 15-13-2
NY Islanders 34 37 11 79 225 267 13-19-9 21-18-2 10-16-4
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
z= clinched overall points title
2013 - 2014 NHL Western Conference Standings
 
Central Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
y-Colorado 52 22 8 112 250 220 26-11-4 26-11-4 19-6-3
x-St. Louis 52 23 7 111 248 191 28-9-4 24-14-3 21-6-2
x-Chicago 46 21 15 107 267 220 27-7-7 19-14-8 13-13-3
x-Minnesota 43 27 12 98 207 206 26-10-5 17-17-7 14-12-3
x-Dallas 40 31 11 91 235 228 23-11-7 17-20-4 13-11-5
Nashville 38 32 12 88 216 242 19-17-5 19-15-7 12-13-4
Winnipeg 37 35 10 84 227 237 18-17-6 19-18-4 9-15-5
 
Pacific Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
z-Anaheim 54 20 8 116 266 209 29-8-4 25-12-4 22-4-3
x-San Jose 51 22 9 111 249 200 29-7-5 22-15-4 18-7-3
x-Los Angeles 46 28 8 100 206 174 23-14-4 23-14-4 16-10-3
Phoenix 37 30 15 89 216 231 22-14-5 15-16-10 14-9-6
Vancouver 36 35 11 83 196 223 20-15-6 16-20-5 12-13-4
Calgary 35 40 7 77 209 241 19-19-3 16-21-4 11-15-3
Edmonton 29 44 9 67 203 270 16-22-3 13-22-6 8-17-4
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
z= clinched overall points title
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Scoreboard
Local
Final
CHR 9
DUR 1
 
Final
MIA 101
CHA 97
Final
ATL 3
MIA 1
Final
CHC 5
ARI 7
Final
COL 10
SFG 12
Final
OAK 0
TEX 3
Final
SEA 5
HOU 3
Final
PIT 2
CIN 5
Final
CLE 5
KAN 3
Final
WAS 5
ANA 4
Final
TOR 8
BAL 10
Final
DET 4
CWS 6
9th
TAM 4
MIN 4
 
Final
BOS 5
NYY 1
Final
NYM 3
STL 2
9th
MIL 5
SDP 2
 
3rd
LOS 1
PHI 0
 
Final
MIA 101
CHA 97
Final
SAN 92
DAL 113
 
Half
HOU 53
POR 53
 
Final
CLB 4
PIT 3
2nd Intermission
DAL 4
ANA 2
 
2nd
CHI 0
STL 0
 
Final
CHR 9
DUR 1