SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -Jeremy Roenick's 500th career goal was also the go-ahead goal in the San Jose Sharks' 4-1 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes on Saturday night.
Devin Setoguchi, Torrey Mitchell and Sandis Ozolinsh also scored for the Sharks, who beat the Coyotes for the fifth consecutive time. Evgeni Nabokov stopped 22 of 23 shots.
Steven Reinprecht scored for the Coyotes, who saw their two-game winning streak and five-game road winning streak end.
Roenick took the spotlight with his unusual goal, achieving his milestone with 13:25 remaining in the second period against Coyotes goalie Alex Auld.
Roenick slapped a shot toward the net from just inside the blue line. It appeared Auld had stopped the puck, but it dribbled free and slid across the line, giving the Sharks a 2-1 lead.
Roenick raised his hands and yelled as soon as the referee signaled the goal. He was immediately mobbed by his teammates.
The game was delayed a few minutes as Roenick skated in front of the Sharks' bench with the puck raised above his head. He pointed into the stands as the crowd gave him an extended standing ovation. Even a few of the Coyotes joined in tapping their sticks.
Roenick became the third American-born player to reach 500 goals. The nine-time All-Star ranks 40th in goals and 44th in points on the NHL career lists.
Reinprecht gave the Coyotes a 1-0 lead midway through the first period. Shane Doan picked off a bad pass and sent it to Peter Mueller, who skated down the ice before passing off to Reinprecht, who squeezed the puck just inside the post on Nabokov's stick side.
Setoguchi scored the game-tying goal early in the second period, with an assist from Joe Pavelski.
Mitchell scored his second goal in as many days to up San Jose's lead in the third period. Ozolinsch followed with his first goal as a Shark since October of 1995, when he was dealt away for Owen Nolan. He remains 20th on the Sharks' all-time scoring list.
Notes: The Sharks failed to score in the first period for the first time in seven games. ... Reinprecht's 12th goal against the Sharks are his most against any team. ... Sharks D Marc-Edouard Vlasic took a penalty nine seconds into the game. ... The Coyotes won their first six games when scoring first. ... Sharks C Joe Thornton has two goals and five assists in his last eight games.