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3RD

00:00
Ferriero almost adds the icing on the cake with a late goal, but San Jose will settle for a 3-1 win, their first of the preseason.

5:16
Phoenix has just 3 shots through this point of the third period.

10:00
Pavelski, Murray and Boyle wore the A's tonight.

14:31
With chanches to make an impression winding down, Sean Sullivan roofs one to the blocker side of the Phoenix goalie.  It's his first of the preseason.

In Phoenix, Vrbata scored his second of the night, giving Phoenix a 2-1 win in that portion of the split squad affair.

15:28
Marleau gives San Jose their first lead of the night. at 2-1.  A Joe Pavelski shot hit the outside of the post and when the puck moved to the other side, Marleau tucked it in before Climie could recover.

18:19
Stalock gets a big cheer.  With the puck coming his way, he raced out past the faceoff circles to beat the rushing Coyotes to the vulcanized rubber.

20:00
For the second straight night, Todd McLellan has made the goaltending switch after the second intermission.  Alex Stalock gets his chance to shine for the final 20 minutes.

15,855 is the official attendance on the evening.

2ND
00:00
The second period concludes in San Jose tied at one and San Jose is being outshot 19-11. 

In Phoenix, the score is also 1-1 with 12:32 remaining in the third.

3:39
Murray sacrificed his body to block a Doan shot that likely would have provided Phoenix the lead for a second time tonight.

7:37
Highlight level spin-o-rama move by Sean Sullivan that led to a rush up ice that he and Kevin Henderson nearly converted on.

12:35
If Sharks fans couldn't remember why Antti Niemi helped stonewall them in the Western Conference Finals, he reminded them just now.  Petr Prucha was alone in the slot and Niemi reacted like a cat with his blocker to prevent the tally.

In Phoenix, the game is tied at one at the second intermission.

15:38
Now it's even in both cities.  Patrick Marleau kept the play alive in the attacking zone and then Dany Heatley grabbed a rebound off a Justin Braun shot and popped the puck upstairs.  It is Heatley's second game in as many nights.

20:00
The second period has started in San Jose.

In Arizona, the squads are tied at 1 with 4 minutes left in the second.

1ST
00:00
The first peiod in San Jose closes with the Sharks trailing 1-0.  Hopefully they rally just like the squad in Phoenix to tie it.

Phoenix outshot San Jose 6-3 through 20 minutes.

1:51
T.J. Trevelyan lands a big hit along the boards.

In the Phoenix portion of the split squad Jamie McGinn has tied the contest at one.

5:20
The Sharks came up empty on their first man advantage, but they were firing at will on Phoenix goalie matt Climie.

9:15
Shane Doan redirects one in front on the power play and the Coyotoes are now up 1-0 in both contests.

9:24
Ryane Clowe and Ryan Hollweg dropped the gloves and Clowe was clearly the better Ryane in the bout.

12:40
Douglas Murray is in regular season form, already laying big hits.

At the first intermission in Phoenix, the Sharks trail 1-0 in that have of the split squad action.
14:51
Benn Ferriero had a nice drop pass, but the game remains scoreless.

18:49
Joe Thornton was sent hard into the boards, but got up with no problems.

20:00
We're underway in San Jose and the preseason crowd is into it. 

In Phoenix, late in the first San Jose trails 1-0.

PREGAME
Antti Niemi is getting his second start in net in as many nights.  Other starters are Douglas Murray, Dan Boyle, Joe Pavelski, Patrick Marleau and Dany Heatley.
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