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San Jose at Phoenix

Coyotes 5, Sharks 4 (OT)

CBSSports.com wire reports

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Martin Hanzal picked the right time for the Phoenix Coyotes to end his goal-scoring drought.

Scoring his seventh of the season and first since Jan. 30, Hanzal connected on a wrist shot with 1:37 left in overtime to give the Coyotes a 5-4 victory against the San Jose Sharks on Tuesday night.

"I got lucky and hit the perfect spot," he said. "It's amazing when you score a goal, and I love it."

The Sharks' defeat spoiled Joe Thornton's hat trick; he also added an assist for his second four-point game of the season. The other came against Montreal on March 4.

The Phoenix victory cooled off the Sharks, who lost for only the second time in their past 16 games -- once in overtime and once in a shootout. San Jose hasn't lost in regulation since a 3-2 defeat at New Jersey on Feb. 20, and has earned 30 out of a possible 32 points in the standings since then.

"We had 14 good ones in a row, and I guess we had a bad one (against Phoenix)," Thornton said. "It shows we're only human."

The Coyotes ended a five-game losing skid and won for only the 17th time in 40 home games.

In their quest for a playoff spot, the Coyotes held leads in critical March games, but could not finish opponents. Against San Jose, they defeated a playoff-bound team.

"We've had some leads in the few games and let them slip away," Coyotes captain Shane Doan said. "This time, we found a way to take care of the win, and that's all that mattered."

After two tight-checking periods, the teams combined for five goals within 2:38 of the third period. The NHL record for the five fastest goals among both teams is 1:24, Chicago at Toronto, Oct. 15, 1983.

In that span, Doan picked up a short-handed goal, while Thornton and Marc-Edouard Vlasic scored power-play goals within 28 seconds for San Jose.

Phoenix opened the scoring when defenseman Derek Morris took a pass from Daniel Winnik and picked up his eighth goal of the season at 8:25 of the second period.

Sharks goalie Evgeni Nabokov kept it 1-0 when he stopped Daniel Carcillo on a breakaway with five minutes left in the second period.

The Coyotes increased their lead to 2-0 as Enver Lisen scored his third goal of the season. He dug the puck out of the right corner, skated toward the crease and flipped the puck under the cross bar to beat Nabokov at 18:49 of the middle period.

After Steve Reinprecht scored to put Phoenix up 4-2 in the second period, Wilson pulled Nabokov for Brian Boucher.

Because of a four-day layoff, Wilson knew his team was not sharp.

"Not a very good night for us," Wilson said. "We hung in there, and fortunately, we picked up a point. We were caught running around too much, and we did not pursue the puck very well."


Sharks' Jonathan Cheechoo was scratched due to soreness in his neck. He collided with the Ducks' Chris Kunitz on Friday and is listed day to day. ... Phoenix defenseman Ed Jovanovski suffered a lacerated calf (seven stitches) in the first period and did not return. ... Winnik's two-point game was his second multipoint effort of the season. ... Phoenix will play four of its final five games on the road.

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Scoring Summary
08:25Derek Morris (8), Wrist Shot. Assist: Daniel Winnik, Shane Doan
18:49Enver Lisin (3), Wrist Shot. Assist: Daniel Carcillo
02:16Short - Shane Doan (27), Wrist Shot. Assist: Daniel Winnik
02:51Power Play - Joe Thornton (22), Wrist Shot. Assist: Jeremy Roenick, Marc-Edouard Vlasic
03:19Marc-Edouard Vlasic (2), Slap Shot. Assist: Patrick Marleau, Joe Thornton
04:05Steve Reinprecht (16), Slap Shot. Assist: Mathias Tjarnqvist, Craig Weller
04:54Joe Thornton (23), Wrist Shot. Assist: Jeremy Roenick, Milan Michalek
17:14Joe Thornton (24), Slap Shot. Assist: Christian Ehrhoff, Brian Campbell
03:23Martin Hanzal (7), Slap Shot. Assist: Keith Ballard, Derek Morris
Penalty Summary
15:41McLaren, 2 min, Roughing
18:17Campbell, 2 min, Slashing
19:27Morris, 2 min, Tripping
15:08Murray, 5 min, Fighting
15:08Weller, 5 min, Fighting
01:11Mueller, 2 min, Hooking
02:42Ballard, 2 min, Tripping
14:29Ehrhoff, 2 min, Cross-Checking
Shots On Goal
San Jose6101733
Brian Boucher19:1891
Evgeni Nabokov43:58224
Ilya Bryzgalov 63:23304
Power Play Conversions
Power Play
San Jose2-for-4
Game Information
Attendance - 15991
Referees - Paul Devorski, Justin St. Pierre
Linesmen - Lonnie Cameron, Michel Cormier
Other Games
Van 2 Final
Cal 3
Fla 1 Final
TB 3
Colu 0 Final
Nash 3
Wash 3 Final
Car 2
Det 2 Final
StL 1
Pitt 2 Final
NJ 0
Bos 6 Final
Tor 2
Ott 6 Final
Buf 3
Phi 2 Final