San Jose 4, Phoenix 0

Monday, April 15, 2013 10:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
San Jose 22-13-3-4 14-1-1-4 8-12-2-0 W1
Phoenix 18-17-3-4 13-8-1-0 5-9-2-4 L2


Sharks 4, Coyotes 0: Tommy Wingels recorded a goal and an assist while Antti Niemi made 35 saves as San Jose completed a 2-2-0 road trip.

Logan Couture, Joe Pavelski and defenseman Matt Irwin also scored for the Sharks, who climbed within one point of Los Angeles for fourth place in the Western Conference and host the Kings on Tuesday.

Making his 20th consecutive start, Niemi turned aside 12 shots in the first period, seven in the second and 16 in the third en route to his 23rd career shutout and fourth this season.

Jason LaBarbera finished with 37 saves for Phoenix, which remained four points behind eighth-place Detroit in the West with six games remaining. The Coyotes had won four straight home meetings with the Sharks.

After a scoreless first period, Couture got San Jose on the board at 8:50 of the second. LaBarbera stopped defenseman Jason Demers' one-timer from the top of the right faceoff circle, but Couture buried the rebound from low in the left circle for his 17th goal, tying Patrick Marleau for the team lead.

Wingels doubled the lead 1:48 later as he backhanded a loose puck past LaBarbera from the left circle following a faceoff. Pavelski made it 3-0 with 3:59 left in the period, beating LaBarbera high to the glove side from the right circle.

Irwin capped the scoring with a blast from the top of the left circle during a power play with 1:27 remaining in the third.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Coyotes D Keith Yandle had "Pray for Boston" written on his skate and stick in wake of the tragic event that took place during the Boston Marathon earlier in the day. Yandle is a native of the Massachusetts town. ... Phoenix G Mike Smith was scratched with a lower-body injury. Chad Johnson was recalled from the American Hockey League to serve as LaBarbera's backup. ... San Jose is 3-0-1 against Phoenix this season with one game remaining between the Pacific Division rivals. ... The Sharks are 9-2-1 in their last 12 contests.

Top Game Performances

San Jose   Phoenix
Tommy Wingels 2 Points N/A
Tommy Wingels 1 Goals N/A
Tommy Wingels 1 Assists N/A
Matt Irwin 1 Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Antti Niemi 1.000 Save Percentage Jason LaBarbera .902
Antti Niemi 35 Saves Jason LaBarbera 37

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
San Jose 41 4 1-2 3-3 8 44
Phoenix 35 0 0-3 1-2 6 28

Upcoming Games

  • Phoenix will play their next game on the road against Phoenix . The Coyotes have a W/L % of .389 after a win and .478 after a loss.
  • San Jose will play their next game at home against Los Angeles . The Sharks have a W/L % of .619 after a win and .400 after a loss.
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