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'Yotes Notes: Ekman-Larsson Injured vs. Sharks

Defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson did not play after second intermission on Tuesday

by Dave Vest @davest4yotes / Coyotes Sr. Director of News Content

Defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson suffered an upper-body in Tuesday's game at San Jose, which Arizona lost, 2-1, in overtime.

Ekman-Larsson played 15:51 against the Sharks, but he did not log any ice time after the second intermission.

Head Coach Dave Tippett did not provide any details regarding Ekman-Larsson's injury to reporters immediately after the game.

"I haven't even talked to him yet," Tippett said.

Late in the second period, Sharks forward Micheal Haley slashed Ekman-Larsson and he played just one shift after that.

• Tippett said the Sharks should have been called for a hand pass just before center Martin Hanzal was called for high-sticking at 19:59 of the third period. Sharks defenseman Brent Burns scored the game-winning power-play goal at 0:19 of overtime.

Video: Dave Tippett discusses Coyotes' OT loss to Sharks

Mike Smith faced 42 shots for the second game in a row. He stopped 41 on Sunday vs. Edmonton and 40 vs. the Sharks.

"You're giving up 40 shots, you've got to be better," Tippett said. "We've got a lot of people trying but we're going to have to improve."

In two games vs. San Jose this season, Smith stopped 83 of 87 shots faced.

Video: Mike Smith discusses Coyotes' OT loss to Sharks

• Max Domi scored Arizona's lone goal at 7:19 of the second period. After not scoring in any of the first 11 games this season, Domi has notched four goals in the past 10 games.

Video: ARI@SJS: Domi buries Vrbata's great dish

• Defenseman Luke Schenn played a season-high 20:00 and delivered a game-high nine hits.

• Captain Shane Doan played in his 1,487th NHL game, tying Wayne Gretzky for 19th place on the League's all-time games played list.

• Backup goalie Louis Domingue missed his third game because of a lower-body injury. Domingue has been practicing with the team the past few days, and Tippett hinted Domingue may be ready to return to the lineup on Thursday when the Coyotes host the Los Angeles Kings.

• Sharks forward Patrick Marleau scored a goal at 1:00 of the first period, but the Coyotes challenged the goal citing off-side.

Here's the official ruling by the NHL:

"At 1:00 of the first period in the Coyotes/Sharks game, Arizona requested a Coach's Challenge to review whether San Jose was off-side prior to Patrick Marleau's goal.

After reviewing all available replays and consulting with the linesmen, NHL Hockey Operations staff determined that San Jose's Brenden Dillon was off-side prior to the goal. According to Rule 78.7, 'The standard for overturning the call in the event of a 'GOAL' call on the ice is that the Linesman, after reviewing any and all available replays and consulting with the Toronto Video Room, determines that one or more Players on the attacking team preceded the puck into the attacking zone prior to the goal being scored and that, as a result, the play should have been stopped for an "Off-side" infraction; where this standard is met, the goal will be disallowed.'

Therefore the original call is overturned - no goal San Jose Sharks. The clock is re-set to show 19:03 (0:57 elapsed time), when the off-side infraction occurred. Since the Coach's Challenge resulted in the original call being overturned, the Arizona Coyotes retain their time-out."

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