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Ekman-Larsson scores 2, Smith stops 42 and Coyotes win 5-3 to damage Sharks' playoff hopes

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GLENDALE, Ariz. - Oliver Ekman-Larsson had two goals and an assist, Mike Smith made 42 saves and the Arizona Coyotes beat San Jose 5-3 Saturday night to damage the Sharks' faint playoff hopes.

Shane Doan had a goal and two assists, Mark Arcobello scored in the third period and Sam Gagner's empty-net goal put it away for the Coyotes in their first regulation win since Feb. 3.

Chris Tierney's tip-in at 6:48 got the Sharks within a goal, but Smith kept them at bay and San Jose couldn't convert on a late power play.

The Sharks, who have made the playoffs for 10 straight seasons, fell five points out of the final wild-card spot in the Western Conference with three games left.

Joe Thornton scored to end a seven-game point drought for San Jose. Tomas Hertl also scored and Antti Niemi made 28 saves.

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