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Kessel hat-trick raises Coyote 4-0 next to the sharks

GLENDALE, Ariza. (AP) – Phil Kessel scored three goals for the seventh hat-trick of his career, and Adin Hill made 33 saves to give the Arizona Coyotes their third straight victory – 4. 0 against San Jose Sharks on Saturday night.

Clayton Keller made one goal and two assists for the Coyotes, who tied St. Louis in fourth place with 37 points in the West Division.

Kessel took the lead with 14 goals, including five in his last three games. Keller’s goal assist was one point ahead of Conor Garland – 37.

In a 5-2 victory on Friday, Hill had to make only 20 saves, but in the first round he was tested by sharks, blocking 17 shots. The coyotes had only 14 in the first two periods.

Keller opened the scoring with a helpless goal in 5:49.

In the second half, Kessel scored a goal during a power match, scoring in front of the goal with a response blow – 5:57. և added the empty net goal, which remained with a score of 2:32 to seal the victory և hat-trick.

Hill’s closure was the second of his career. Dubnyak made 27 shots on goal for San Jose

Gabriel was called up for the 5-minute intervention, plus the poor performance of the game, after which he would play 12:58 minutes after defeating Arizona’s Johan Larsson.

The Coyotes reduced the lead during the big tournament, but could not pass Dubnyak once, despite seven strikes. It was extended by almost two minutes when Radim Simek called for the game to be postponed to 11. 56.


On Saturday night, Patrick Marlowe played in the 1756th game of his career, tying Marc Messier in second place in NHL history. In his 23rd NHL season, Marlowe is 11 games behind Gordy Howe to lead.

Marlo has played 887 games in a row, a series that began in 2009. Kessel, who reached 1,100 career games on Friday, played 878 consecutive games during the week. Both veterans scored in Friday night’s game.

It is a penalty

The NHL has fined Arizona resident Nick Schmaltz $ 500 for hitting a game on Friday.

Schmaltz was fined for sitting in the third round against Radim Simek. Simek left the ice and did not play again on Friday, but returned to action on Saturday evening.


Kesel’s goal, the team’s 12th of the season, took his tally to five games.

Sorry, coach

Keller’s goal was the 65th in the Coyotes, passing the 13th in the history of the team to coach Rick Tokhet.


San Jose. Return home Monday night against Minnesota.

Arizona. On the way to the next nine games starting Wednesday night in Colorado.

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