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Red-hot Sharks look to keep rolling against Coyotes

Mar 30, 2008 - 1:12 PM Phoenix (37-35-6) at San Jose (47-21-10) 8:00 pm EDT

SAN JOSE, California (Ticker) - The San Jose Sharks look to continue their dominating play when they host the Phoenix Coyotes on Sunday.

Since February 21, San Jose has gone 16-0-2. The Sharks clinched Pacific Division title for the first time since 2003-04 on Friday with a 3-1 victory over Anaheim.

"I don't know how important it was, but we wanted to do it and get it over with," Sharks coach Ron Wilson said. "We were in a comfortable position, so we didn't feel any pressure. Now we've got four games where some guys need a little break."

Leading-scorer Joe Thornton did not score in the win over the Ducks, but had six tallies in his previous three contests. Patrick Marleau, Jeremy Roenick and Curtis Brown scored on Friday, while Joe Pavelski had three assists.

San Jose has gone 4-1-2 against Phoenix this season but all three losses have come in succession, including a 5-4 overtime setback this past Tuesday.

Martin Hanzal scored the game-winning goal at the 3:23 mark of the extra period after Thornton tallied his third goal of the game for the Sharks to tie the contest at 4-4 with 2:46 remaining.

Subsequently, that win is the only one for the Coyotes in their last seven games, going 1-5-1 since March 15.

Phoenix is coming off a 4-0 blanking to Los Angles on Thursday.








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    FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    PHOENIX 1 0 0 1
    SAN JOSE 2 0 1 3 FINAL
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: SAN - JOE THORNTON 27 (MILAN MICHALEK, RYANE CLOWE) 0:14
    PHO - SHANE DOAN 28 (DEREK MORRIS) 6:33
    SAN - JOE THORNTON 28 (MILAN MICHALEK) 17:31
    2ND PRD: NONE
    3RD PRD: SAN - CURTIS BROWN 4 (BRIAN CAMPBELL, JEREMY ROENICK

    Mar 30 10:20 PM


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    PHOENIX 1
    SAN JOSE 3
    3RD PRD: SAN - CURTIS BROWN 4 (BRIAN CAMPBELL, JEREMY ROENICK) 7:10

    Coyotes 1, Sharks 3  3rd - 12:50Mar 30 10:00 PM
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    Coyotes 1, Sharks 2  End of 2ndMar 30 9:45 PM


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    END OF THE 2ND 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    PHOENIX 1 0 1
    SAN JOSE 2 0 2 END OF THE 2ND
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: SAN - JOE THORNTON 27 (MILAN MICHALEK, RYANE CLOWE) 0:14
    PHO - SHANE DOAN 28 (DEREK MORRIS) 6:33
    SAN - JOE THORNTON 28 (MILAN MICHALEK) 17:31
    2ND PRD: NONE
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    ---

    Mar 30 9:31 PM


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    END OF THE 1ST 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    PHOENIX 1 1
    SAN JOSE 2 2 END OF THE 1ST
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: SAN - JOE THORNTON 27 (MILAN MICHALEK, RYANE CLOWE) 0:14
    PHO - SHANE DOAN 28 (DEREK MORRIS) 6:33
    SAN - JOE THORNTON 28 (MILAN MICHALEK) 17:31
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- ----

    Mar 30 8:41 PM


  • NHL
    PHOENIX 1
    SAN JOSE 2
    1ST PRD: SAN - JOE THORNTON 28 (MILAN MICHALEK) 17:31

    Coyotes 1, Sharks 2  1st - 2:29Mar 30 8:37 PM


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    PHOENIX 1
    SAN JOSE 1
    1ST PRD: PHO - SHANE DOAN 28 (UNASSISTED) 6:33

    Coyotes 1, Sharks 1  1st - 13:27Mar 30 8:18 PM


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    PHOENIX 0
    SAN JOSE 1
    1ST PRD: SAN - JOE THORNTON 27 (MILAN MICHALEK, RYANE CLOWE) 0:14

    Coyotes 0, Sharks 1  1st - 19:46Mar 30 8:09 PM