Phoenix at San Jose

    Sharks (ss) 3, Coyotes (ss) 1


    SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Patrick Marleau and Sean Sullivan each scored less than a minute apart in the third period and the San Jose Sharks defeated the Phoenix Coyotes 3-1 in a split-squad game on Saturday night.

    Marleau's goal broke a 1-1 tie late in the third period when he was able to capitalize on Joe Pavelski's rushing shot from the right side which rebounded perfectly to Marleau on the left side and he tipped it past Coyotes goalie Matt Climie. It Marleau's first goal of the preseason.

    Sullivan added a goal 57 seconds later when he took Dany Heatley's pass on a 3-on-2 play and fired it pass Climie.

    It was San Jose's first win in four games of the preseason and Phoenix's first loss in the Coyotes' five games.

    Earlier in the evening in the other split-squad game, Phoenix defeated San Jose 2-1.

    For the second straight night, Antti Niemi played the first two periods for the Sharks. He saved 18 of 19 shots. He was replaced in the third by Alex Stalock.

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    1st Period
    10:45Power Play - Shane Doan - Assists: Keith Yandle and Mikkel Boedker
    2nd Period
    4:22Dany Heatley - Assists: Justin Braun and Patrick Marleau
    3rd Period
    4:32Patrick Marleau - Assists: Joe Pavelski and Justin Braun
    5:29Sean Sullivan - Assist: Dany Heatley
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    1st Period
    10:36Ryan Hollweg: fighting - major
    10:36Dany Heatley: cross-checking - minor
    10:36Ryane Clowe: fighting - major
    11:57Oliver Ekman-Larsson: interference - minor
    2nd Period
    7:57Douglas Murray: elbowing - minor
    9:59Joe Thornton: delay-of-game - minor
    12:23Josh Lunden: hooking - minor
    3rd Period
    9:39Garrett Stafford: interference - minor
    Shots on Goal
    San Jose3812-23
    Matt Climie60:00203
    Antti Niemi39:59181
    Alex Stalock19:5750
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    Referees - Mike Leggo, Rob Martell
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