SJ Sharks beat Coyotes 3-2 in shootout
Couture was the lone goal-scorer in the shootout while Sharks goalie Antti Niemi stopped Steve Sullivan, Radim Vrbata and Mikkel Boedker as San Jose moved a point ahead of Detroit and into sixth place in the Western Conference standings.The Sharks' defenseman followed his shot behind the net and potted a rebound of a Joe Pavelski drive in close 15:00 into the third period.The Sharks managed three shots and hit two posts in the first two minutes of the double-minor before converting early in the second power play.The Coyotes' first-period goal, by Boyd Gordon, ended Niemi's shutout streak at 136:23, spanning consecutive shutouts and extending back to the third period against Anaheim on March 25.With Jason Demers scratched while feeling the effects of a hit to the jaw on Thursday against Detroit, Burns dropped back to defense after scoring five goals and 10 points during nine straight games at forward. ...






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