GLENDALE, Ariza. (AP) – Christian Dvorak twice defeated the Arizona Coyotes on Friday night, beating the San Jose Sharks 5-2.
Arizona’s goal was scored by Nick Schmaltz, Dryden Hunt, Phil Kessel, and Adin Hill stopped 20 shots. The victory moved the Coyotes two points away from St. Louis for fourth place in the West Division.
“He scored every line tonight,” said Arizona coach Rick Tokhet. “Schmaltz played a really good game. Hunt had a lot of energy. He was very disruptive, I’m glad he achieved that goal. “
The goal of San Jose was scored by Thomas Hertle and Patrick Marlowe. Marlowe’s goal was the 564th of his career, making him the 23rd in the history of the league with Mats Sundini’s Joe Newundick. In March, the ounce stopped 23 strikes,
The teams meet again in Glendale on Saturday night.
With injuries to Coyotes’ top two goalkeepers, other potential investors, and playing at the end of the game without defender Jakob Chichrun, Tochet was happy to see everyone come on the pitch.
“When people get angry, you look for guys to strengthen their game,” Tochet said. “We need it if we are going to get into this, the playoffs.”
Dvorjak scored 11 goals for the team leaders. He opened the scoring for 6:20 after Conor Garland’s pass, a period in which the Coyotes outscored the Sharks 12-4.
Hertley’s short goal equalized it in 1:54 in the second half. He entered the Hill alone just after Garland hit the post during a power play in Arizona, and San Jose player Mario Ferraro appeared in the penalty area to save.
Schmaltz redirected Ilya Lyubushkin’s shot from the point, beating ones ons 2: Dvorjak with a helpless goal made the score 7:48 3. 3:
Kessel celebrated his 1100th career game with a goal in third place. San Jose was considered a minor on the bench for delaying the game when the Sharks intervened with the goalkeeper’s intervention at Hunt’s goal.
Marleau’s goal of power-play, when Schmaltz left the residence, was to play at 7:30.
Kessel became the 201st player to reach 1,100 career games. In the Himalayas, Marlo was far ahead of him, who on Saturday could equal Mark Messier to finish second in most NHL games at 1,756. That would make him the leader of all time, Gordy Howe 11.
This Thursday, Arizona placed its third player in the injury ward when Tyler Pitlick appeared in the center due to an unannounced injury.
Pitlik, who last played against Colorado on Tuesday, joins defender Niklas Hjalmarson and goalkeeper Antti Ranta, who last played on Monday. Arizona was already without one goalkeeper Darcy Quemper, who was injured last week.
Shark Logan Couture, who left San Jose for Wednesday night against Los Angeles with an upper body injury, kicked off in the center on Friday. Couture tied with Evander Kane for a 14-goal lead for the Sharks on Friday, appearing in all 32 of the Sharks’ games this season.
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