Coyotes 3, Sharks 1 (preseason)

Associated Press | Phoenix Coyotes | Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 4:49 AM

GLENDALE -- Mike Smith made 28 saves in the Phoenix Coyotes' 3-1 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Saturday night in the preseason finale for both teams.

Smith was perfect through two periods, and only a fluke goal prevented the shutout.

Mikkel Boedker, Keith Yandle and Patrick O'Sullivan celebrate a goal. Photo by Getty Images.

Martin Hanzal had a goal and an assist, and Radim Vrbata added two assists for the Coyotes (3-4).

"It was definitely a good way to end the preseason," Smith said. "I felt pretty good most of camp. Tonight was one of those games where pucks were hitting me and I was in good position."

The Sharks (5-1) spoiled Smith's shutout bid midway just over eight minutes into the final period when defenseman Marc-Edouard Vlasic's shot from the right point deflected off Coyotes defenseman David Schlemko and over Smith's right shoulder.

After a scoreless first period, the Coyotes broke it open with three even-strength goals in the second.

Hanzal started the scoring with a goal at 0:30, Lauri Korpikoski made it 2-0 with a goal at 7:15, and Taylor Pyatt scored a wraparound goal at 10:36. San Jose's Thomas Greiss gave up all three goals before being replaced after two periods.

Coyotes forward Paul Bissonnette had to be helped off the ice midway through the second period after colliding with San Jose's Torrey Mitchell. Bissonnette returned in the third period.

The Coyotes will open their regular-season schedule on Oct. 8 at San Jose.

EDITOR'S NOTE: Click here to watch Hanzal, Smith and Vrbata discuss the game.

Scoring Summary
1st Period
2nd Period
00:30PHX Martin Hanzal (1) Slapshot - ASST: Radim Vrbata (1) 1 - 0 PHX
07:15PHX Lauri Korpikoski (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Patrick O'Sullivan (1), Keith Yandle (1) 2 - 0 PHX
10:36PHX Taylor Pyatt (1) Wrap-around - ASST: Martin Hanzal (1), Radim Vrbata (2) 3 - 0 PHX
3rd Period
07:17SJS Marc-Edouard Vlasic (1) Slapshot - ASST: NONE 3 - 1 PHX
Penalty Summary
1st Period
01:20PHX Ray Whitney  Hooking  - 2 min against  Ryane Clowe
10:46SJS John McCarthy  Hooking  - 2 min against  Paul Bissonnette
15:11PHX Derek Morris  Hooking  - 2 min against  Marc-Edouard Vlasic
2nd Period
04:00PHX Derek Morris  Cross checking  - 2 min against  Logan Couture
10:36SJS Ryane Clowe  Roughing  - 2 min against  Michal Rozsival
10:36PHX Michal Rozsival  Roughing  - 2 min against  Ryane Clowe
10:36SJS Ryane Clowe served by Brad Winchester  Roughing  - 2 min against  Michal Rozsival
16:09PHX Ray Whitney  Hooking  - 2 min against  John McCarthy
18:50SJS Colin White  Holding  - 2 min against  Ray Whitney
3rd Period
09:50PHX Martin Hanzal  Cross checking  - 2 min against  Torrey Mitchell
10:44SJS Benn Ferriero  Holding  - 2 min against  Michal Rozsival
15:23PHX Martin Hanzal  Roughing  - 2 min against  Torrey Mitchell
15:23SJS Torrey Mitchell  Roughing  - 2 min against  Martin Hanzal
shots by period
Team Stats
Power Plays0/50/4
Faceoff Wins2122
Blocked Shots1710
Penalty Minutes1214
2J. VandermeerD00-10016:05
5C. WhiteD00-12216:07
10B. WinchesterL0011014:13
17T. MitchellC0004217:09
26M. HandzusC0000017:34
28A. MurrayC0011013:57
29R. CloweL00-20419:43
39L. CoutureC00-12019:56
43J. McCarthyC00-2129:28
44M. VlasicD1002019:40
55M. MooreD0010011:19
57T. WingelsC00-12014:53
60J. DemersD00-12015:35
61J. BraunD00-13019:34
64J. McGinnL00-24010:52
69A. DesjardinsL0011014:29
78B. FerrieroR00-12218:42
88B. BurnsD00-12022:50
1T. Greiss2023.87040:00
35H. Sateri771.00017:57
3K. YandleD0113020:29
6D. SchlemkoD00-10018:01
11M. HanzalC1123420:26
12P. BissonnetteL000109:49
13R. WhitneyL0001411:07
14T. PyattL1023011:02
15B. GordonC0002015:23
16R. KleslaD0022021:49
17R. VrbataR0225016:32
18P. O'SullivanC0100015:27
19S. DoanR0004015:48
22D. LangkowC0001013:18
24K. ChipchuraC0001015:18
28L. KorpikoskiL1003016:52
32M. RozsivalD0031223:52
39N. OystrickD0000015:05
53D. MorrisD00-10414:29
89M. BoedkerL0000013:13
1J. LaBarbera00.0000:00
41M. Smith2829.96660:00