Arizona Coyotes beat the San Jose Sharks 5-2


Sarah Hall

The winless Coyotes are down three players, including starting goaltender Carter Hutton, after an injury-ravaged game on Monday.

Sarah Hall, Reporter

The Coyotes started off with a bang against the Sharks in a two-game series at Gila River Arena.

Off of a faceoff win, with a down-low pass from Christian Fischer to Conor Garland who snap-passed it to Christian Dvorak the goal at 6:20 of the first, 1-0 Coyotes.

On a breakaway, San Jose Shark’s forward Tomas Hertl is able to get the puck past Adin Hill at 1:54 of the second period, 1-1.

On a tip-in off of an Ilya Lyusbushkyin shot, Nick Schmaltz was able to get a puck past Martin Jones, at 18:44 of the second period 2-1 Coyotes.

Due to a neutral-zone turn over by Brent Burns of the Sharks, Christian Dvorak was able to get a partial breakaway and score backhand at 7:48 of the third, 3-1 Coyotes.

Dryden Hunt, in a mad scramble in front of the net, scored at 9:08, 4-1 Coyotes.

Phil Kessel, with his deceptive shot, on the 1100th game of his career, scored at 9:59 of the third, 5-1 Coyotes.

Patrick Marleau, on a misplay from Coyotes Goaltender Adin Hill,  put it into the net at 12:30 of the third, 5-2 Coyotes.

Play of the Game

Christian Dvorak was able to get the puck from Sharks defenseman Brent Burns and make it to the net and score. Dvorak scored his 11th of the season on this play and it was a beauty of a goal.

Player of the Game

Christian Dvorak kept his playmaking and scoring touch going in this game. Dvorak scored his 11th goal of the season on the 3-1 goal. Dvorak has grown into his own playing style this season and is key for the Coyotes’ success.

Three Howls

The third howl goes to Adin Hill, who has kept the Coyotes in games with both Antti Raanta and Darcy Kuemper out of the line-up.

The second howl goes to Phil Kessel, who scored in the 1100th game of his career.

The first howl goes to Christian Dvorak, who is just shining this season in each game he plays.