Phoenix 3, San Jose 0

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, November 12, 2011 10:30 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Phoenix 8-4-1-2 4-3-1-1 4-1-0-1 W1
San Jose 9-5-1-0 4-3-1-0 5-2-0-0 L1

Recap


Mike Smith made 31 saves to earn his first shutout of the season and help the Phoenix Coyotes to a rare win in San Jose with Saturday’s 3-0 triumph over the Sharks.

Radim Vrbata, Boyd Gordon and Patrick O’Sullivan scored for the Coyotes, who had dropped seven straight in San Jose.

Smith stopped seven shots in the first period, 11 in the second and 13 in the third for his 12th career shutout. He improved to 6-0-2 in his last eight starts.

Vrbata opened the scoring at 14:21 of the first when he converted from close range after Ray Whitney’s shot deflected off the pads of Thomas Greiss. It was Vrbata’s sixth of the season. Gordon the doubled the lead with a backhanded finish with 32 seconds left in the period.

O'Sullivan made it 3-0 midway through the third to help the Coyotes win the opener of a stretch that sees them play five road games in 10 days.

The Sharks, who managed nine shots under their league-best home average, had won 10 of 11 in the series.

Top Game Performances

Phoenix   San Jose
Boyd Gordon 1 Points N/A
Boyd Gordon 1 Goals N/A
Adrian Aucoin 1 Assists N/A
N/A Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Mike Smith 1.000 Save Percentage Thomas Greiss .870
Mike Smith 31 Saves Thomas Greiss 20

Team Stats Summary

 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Phoenix 23 3 0-3 4-4 8 33
San Jose 31 0 0-4 3-3 6 25

Upcoming Games

  • San Jose will play their next game at home against Detroit . The Sharks have a W/L % of .556 after a win and .667 after a loss.
  • Phoenix will play their next game on the road against Toronto . The Coyotes have a W/L % of .375 after a win and .714 after a loss.
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