Kessel, Hall score twice each, lead Coyotes over Sharks 6-3

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) Arizona's two high-profile additions came up big and helped the Coyotes reclaim first place in the tight Pacific Division.

Phil Kessel, formerly of the Pittsburgh Penguins who was acquired in a trade last June, and Taylor Hall, a three-time All-Star picked up via trade with New Jersey last month, each scored twice, carrying the Coyotes to a 6-3 win over the San Jose Sharks on Tuesday night.

Lawson Crouse and Conor Garland also scored, and Garland and Derek Stepan had three points each. Arizona scored a pair of empty-net goals and ended a three-game skid with its fourth win in five home games. Adin Hill stopped 25 of 28 shots.

''We've got a good group here. We play hard, and when we get in these tough situations, I think we bounce back pretty well,'' Kessel said. ''We got the puck in and went after them and we created a bunch of chances.''

Kevin Labanc, Timo Meier and Evander Kane scored for the Sharks, who are 4-2-1 in their last seven games. Labanc and Kane each had an assist, and Aaron Dell had 34 saves.

Stepan stole the puck near center ice along the boards in the first period and fed Kessel, whose wrist shot went into the upper part of the net past Dell at 12:03.

The Coyotes made it 2-0 about at 5:01 of the second period, with Kessel scoring easily on a power play. Garland got an assist when he tracked down a wide pass and fed Christian Dvorak, who spotted Kessel all alone.

Kessel got his 10th and 11th goals of the season, which made him the eighth Coyote with 10 or more goals. He also recorded his third two-goal game of the season.

The Sharks answered at 6:42 when Kane worked the puck around the back of the net and backhanded a pass into the crease, where Labanc was waiting for a deflection and slid the puck past Hill.

It was Labanc's 11th goal of the season.

San Jose tied it after being inches away from a 3-1 deficit. Dell lost his stick but kept Clayton Keller's shot from going in, and the Sharks worked the puck to Patrick Marleau, who fed Meier for his 16th goal at 9:55 of the second.

Hall put the Coyotes ahead 3-2 with 2:46 to go in the second, getting his stick on Jordan Oesterle's shot and re-directing it past Dell.

'''Hallsy' hates to lose, you can tell,'' Coyotes coach Rick Tocchet said of Hall, who has 13 points in 14 games with Arizona. ''He's starting to fit in. He knows the system. He's asking a lot of questions lately. You can just tell that he's finding his groove.''

Crouse made it 4-2 at 8:09 of the third, but Kane made it interesting with his 19th goal of the season with 2:49 to play.

When the Sharks pulled Dell for an extra attacker, the Coyotes made them pay with the late empty-netters for Hall and Garland inside the final two minutes. Garland raised his team-leading goal total to 16.

''This is a big game for us and I think that we got away from how we played in the last couple of weeks,'' Sharks coach Bob Boughner said. ''We gave out too many high danger scoring area chances.''

NOTES: Marleau appeared his 832nd consecutive game. ... D Brent Burns, who missed time in the team's previous game with a minor injury, played Tuesday in his 519th straight game. ... Coyotes F Brad Richardson left the game with a lower body injury. ... F Michael Grabner saw action in his second game in the past eight. ... Stepan has a point in five straight home games. ... Arizona is 20-4-1 when scoring first this season. ... With three blocked shots, D Niklas Hjalmarsson became the 21st player in NHL history to record 1,500 in his career.

UP NEXT

San Jose: At Colorado Avalanche on Thursday night.

Arizona: At Vancouver Canucks on Thursday night.

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123T
SJ21-23-4
0213
ARI26-18-5
1236
STARS OF THE GAME
SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
B. Burns D00-220/0026:220
B. Dillon D00-100/0020:024
M. Ferraro D00010/0014:314
B. Goodrow C000111/10020:032
T. Hertl LW00-2211/6020:160
E. Kane LW11-240/1219:083
E. Karlsson D01-200/0023:150
M. Karlsson LW00011/0009:460
J. Kellman C00006/6011:161
K. Labanc RW11-250/0017:322
P. Marleau RW01-120/0014:420
T. Meier RW10-140/0016:343
S. Noesen RW00010/0211:544
R. Simek D00000/0016:241
M. Sorensen RW00040/0011:200
A. Suomela C01-102/1010:091
J. Thornton C00-210/1017:560
M. Vlasic D00-100/0017:080
SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
J. Chychrun D00120/0021:492
L. Crouse LW11340/0016:383
J. Demers D01200/0218:390
C. Dvorak C01219/6017:060
O. Ekman-Larsson D00110/0020:114
C. Garland RW12260/0217:190
A. Goligoski D00120/0023:190
M. Grabner LW00000/0009:560
T. Hall LW21351/1017:550
V. Hinostroza RW00010/1010:030
N. Hjalmarsson D00110/0019:050
C. Keller LW00-220/0015:461
P. Kessel RW21260/0016:220
J. Oesterle D01010/0015:080
B. Richardson C00-103/6008:331
N. Schmaltz RW00-221/0013:480
C. Soderberg C00-140/4014:193
D. Stepan C033211/13019:201
GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
A. Dell (L)384340.89558:24
GOALIESSA
A. Dell (L)38
GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
A. Hill (W)283250.89360:00
GOALIESSA
A. Hill (W)28
GOAL Taylor Hall (Empty net shot), Assists: Lawson Crouse and Derek Stepan
SJ:GoalsShots
ARI:GoalsShots
Full Play By Play
GOALS
  • 3RD PERIOD
    • ARI
      19:38GOAL Taylor Hall (Empty net shot), Assists: Lawson Crouse and Derek Stepan
    • ARI
      18:20GOAL Conor Garland (Empty net shot), Assists: Taylor Hall and Jason Demers
    • SJ
      17:51(PP) GOAL Evander Kane (Wrist shot), Assists: Kevin Labanc and Erik Karlsson
    • ARI
      08:09GOAL Lawson Crouse (Snap shot), Assists: Derek Stepan and Phil Kessel
  • 2ND PERIOD
    • ARI
      17:14GOAL Taylor Hall (Wrist shot), Assists: Jordan Oesterle and Conor Garland
    • SJ
      09:55GOAL Timo Meier (Backhand shot), Assists: Patrick Marleau and Antti Suomela
    • SJ
      06:42GOAL Kevin Labanc (Wrist shot), Assist: Evander Kane
    • ARI
      05:01(PP) GOAL Phil Kessel (Wrist shot), Assists: Christian Dvorak and Conor Garland
  • 1ST PERIOD
    • ARI
      12:03GOAL Phil Kessel (Wrist shot), Assist: Derek Stepan
PENALTIES
  • 3RD PERIOD
    • ARI
      17:07Adin Hill penalty Tripping - 2 min., served by Nick Schmaltz
    • ARI
      03:21Conor Garland penalty Hooking - 2 min.
  • 2ND PERIOD
    • ARI
      11:35Jason Demers penalty Tripping - 2 min.
    • SJ
      03:56Stefan Noesen penalty Tripping - 2 min.
  • 1ST PERIOD
    • SJ
      17:37Evander Kane penalty Tripping - 2 min.
TEAM STATS
SJ
ARI
Shots on Goal2840
Goals in Power Play11
Faceoff Wins3125
Penalties23
Major Penalties00
Minor Penalties23
Misconducts00
TEAM STATS
SJ
Shots on Goal28
Goals in Power Play1
Faceoff Wins31
Penalties2
Major Penalties0
Minor Penalties2
Misconducts0
123T
SJ21-23-4
0213
ARI26-18-5
1236
STARS OF THE GAME
10.7%SHOT %15.0%
0.850%SAVE %0.893%
SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
B. Burns D00-220/0026:220
B. Dillon D00-100/0020:024
M. Ferraro D00010/0014:314
B. Goodrow C000111/10020:032
T. Hertl LW00-2211/6020:160
E. Kane LW11-240/1219:083
E. Karlsson D01-200/0023:150
M. Karlsson LW00011/0009:460
J. Kellman C00006/6011:161
K. Labanc RW11-250/0017:322
P. Marleau RW01-120/0014:420
T. Meier RW10-140/0016:343
S. Noesen RW00010/0211:544
R. Simek D00000/0016:241
M. Sorensen RW00040/0011:200
A. Suomela C01-102/1010:091
J. Thornton C00-210/1017:560
M. Vlasic D00-100/0017:080
SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
J. Chychrun D00120/0021:492
L. Crouse LW11340/0016:383
J. Demers D01200/0218:390
C. Dvorak C01219/6017:060
O. Ekman-Larsson D00110/0020:114
C. Garland RW12260/0217:190
A. Goligoski D00120/0023:190
M. Grabner LW00000/0009:560
T. Hall LW21351/1017:550
V. Hinostroza RW00010/1010:030
N. Hjalmarsson D00110/0019:050
C. Keller LW00-220/0015:461
P. Kessel RW21260/0016:220
J. Oesterle D01010/0015:080
B. Richardson C00-103/6008:331
N. Schmaltz RW00-221/0013:480
C. Soderberg C00-140/4014:193
D. Stepan C033211/13019:201
GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
A. Dell (L)384340.89558:24
GOALIESSA
A. Dell (L)38
GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
A. Hill (W)283250.89360:00
GOALIESSA
A. Hill (W)28
STARS OF THE GAME
123T
SJ21-23-4
0213
ARI26-18-5
1236
SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
B. Burns D00-220/0026:220
B. Dillon D00-100/0020:024
M. Ferraro D00010/0014:314
B. Goodrow C000111/10020:032
T. Hertl LW00-2211/6020:160
E. Kane LW11-240/1219:083
E. Karlsson D01-200/0023:150
M. Karlsson LW00011/0009:460
J. Kellman C00006/6011:161
K. Labanc RW11-250/0017:322
P. Marleau RW01-120/0014:420
T. Meier RW10-140/0016:343
S. Noesen RW00010/0211:544
R. Simek D00000/0016:241
M. Sorensen RW00040/0011:200
A. Suomela C01-102/1010:091
J. Thornton C00-210/1017:560
M. Vlasic D00-100/0017:080
Total3502831/254-25
SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
J. Chychrun D00120/0021:492
L. Crouse LW11340/0016:383
J. Demers D01200/0218:390
C. Dvorak C01219/6017:060
O. Ekman-Larsson D00110/0020:114
C. Garland RW12260/0217:190
A. Goligoski D00120/0023:190
M. Grabner LW00000/0009:560
T. Hall LW21351/1017:550
V. Hinostroza RW00010/1010:030
N. Hjalmarsson D00110/0019:050
C. Keller LW00-220/0015:461
P. Kessel RW21260/0016:220
J. Oesterle D01010/0015:080
B. Richardson C00-103/6008:331
N. Schmaltz RW00-221/0013:480
C. Soderberg C00-140/4014:193
D. Stepan C033211/13019:201
Total61104025/316-15
GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
A. Dell (L)384340.89558:24
GOALIESSA
A. Dell (L)38
GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
A. Hill (W)283250.89360:00
GOALIESSA
A. Hill (W)28
GOALS
  • 3RD PERIOD
  • 2ND PERIOD
  • 1ST PERIOD
PENALTIES
  • 3RD PERIOD
  • 2ND PERIOD
  • 1ST PERIOD
  • 3RD PERIOD
  • 2ND PERIOD
  • 1ST PERIOD

123T
SJ21-23-4
0213
ARI26-18-5
1236
TEAM STATS
2.82
GF AVG
3.45
GA AVG
.50
Power Play
2.98
GF AVG
2.77
GA AVG
.66
Power Play
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