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4/9/16 Coyotes vs. Sharks

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Sharks edge Coyotes, await first-round opponent

Pavelski scores in third period, Jones makes 20 saves

by Eric Gilmore / NHL.com Correspondent

SAN JOSE -- Joe Pavelski scored in the third period, Martin Jones made 20 saves and the San Jose Sharks ended the regular season with a 1-0 victory against the Arizona Coyotes at SAP Center on Saturday.

The Sharks will have to wait until Sunday night to find out their opponent in the Western Conference First Round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. San Jose (46-30-6) finished third in the Pacific Division and will open on the road against the Los Angeles Kings or Anaheim Ducks. The Sharks will play Los Angeles if Anaheim wins Sunday at the Washington Capitals.

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Sharks after better results at home against Coyotes

Locked into third place in division, San Jose wants to generate momentum entering playoffs

by Eric Gilmore / NHL.com Correspondent

COYOTES (35-38-8) at SHARKS (45-30-6) 

TV: 10:30 p.m. ET; FS-A, CSN-CA+, NHL.TV 

SAN JOSE -- The San Jose Sharks will try to gain some momentum going into the Stanley Cup Playoffs when they play the Arizona Coyotes at SAP Center on Saturday in the regular-season finale for each team.

The Sharks, who are coming off a 5-4 loss to the Winnipeg Jets on Thursday, will finish third place the Pacific Division and begin the Western Conference First Round on the road against the Anaheim Ducks or Los Angeles Kings.

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