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Coyotes 2, Sharks 1

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 4:50 AM

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Coyotes 2, Sharks 1
San Jose Sharks 1, Phoenix Coyotes 2

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Radim Vrbata scored two power-play goals and the Phoenix Coyotes defeated the San Jose Sharks 2-1 in a split-squad preseason game on Saturday.

Vrbata scored the winner at 10:41 of the third period. Stationed in the slot, Vrbata took a backhand pass from Ray Whitney and his one-timer beat Thomas Greiss inside the right post from 25 feet.

Most of the Sharks regulars skipped this trip to take on the Coyotes in a split-squad game at San Jose, including goalie Antti Niemi.

Skating with a two-man advantage, Phoenix struck late in the first period. Positioned to the right of the net, Vrbata scored his first goal when he converted a pass from Whitney at 18:07 to make it 1-0.

The Sharks tied it at 1-1 early in the second period when Jaime McGunn poked in a goal-mouth scramble at 2:43.

Phoenix had its best opportunity to break the tie with just over 4 minutes remaining in the second period. On the power play, Adrian Aucoin's shot hit off the right post. For the second straight game, Ilya Bryzgalov played the entire game for Phoenix. Greiss played 57:40 for the Sharks.
scoring summary
1st Period
18:07
PHX
PPG - Radim Vrbata (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Ray Whitney (1), Ed Jovanovski (1)
1 - 0 PHX
2nd Period
02:43
SJS
Jamie McGinn (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Logan Couture (1), Marc-Edouard Vlasic (1)
1 - 1 Tie
3rd Period
10:41
PHX
PPG - Radim Vrbata (2) Slapshot - ASST: Ray Whitney (2), David Schlemko (1)
2 - 1 PHX
penalty summary
1st Period
01:12
PHX
Eric Belanger  Tripping  - 2 min against  Scott Nichol
03:37
SJS
Cory Quirk  Slashing  - 2 min against  Eric Belanger
08:42
PHX
Brett MacLean  Interference on goalkeeper  - 2 min against  Thomas Greiss
09:21
SJS
Jason Demers  Hooking  - 2 min against  Martin Hanzal
17:24
SJS
Scott Nichol  Interference  - 2 min against  Eric Belanger
17:57
SJS
Mike Moore  Tripping  - 2 min against  Ray Whitney
2nd Period
00:40
PHX
Maxim Goncharov  Tripping  - 2 min against  Jamie McGinn
05:11
SJS
Jason Demers  Boarding  - 2 min against  Paul Bissonnette
08:30
PHX
Matt Beaudoin  Interference  - 2 min against  Marc-Edouard Vlasic
13:14
PHX
Adrian Aucoin  Tripping  - 2 min against  John McCarthy
13:36
SJS
Niclas Wallin  Interference  - 2 min against  Martin Hanzal
15:47
SJS
Kent Huskins  Cross checking  - 2 min against  Scottie Upshall
15:47
PHX
Scottie Upshall  Diving  - 2 min against  Kent Huskins
19:16
SJS
Mike Moore  Holding  - 2 min against  Andrew Ebbett
3rd Period
02:26
SJS
Niclas Wallin  Hooking  - 2 min against  Lauri Korpikoski
09:53
SJS
Cory Quirk  Slashing  - 2 min against  Lauri Korpikoski
12:27
SJS
Logan Couture  Tripping  - 2 min against  Adrian Aucoin
16:47
PHX
Adrian Aucoin  Roughing  - 2 min against  John McCarthy
goalie stats
Thomas Greiss
SA: 30TOI: 58:36
GA: 2SV%: .933
Ilya Bryzgalov
SA: 22TOI: 59:58
GA: 1SV%: .955