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Stalock stops 23 shots, McGinn scores in 3rd to lift Sharks to 3-1 preseason win over Coyotes

  • San Jose Sharks' Tye McGinn (25) tries to control the puck in front of Arizona Coyotes' David Moss (18) during the first period of a preseason NHL hockey game Friday, Oct. 3, 2014, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

    San Jose Sharks' Tye McGinn (25) tries to control the puck in front of Arizona Coyotes' David Moss (18) during the first period of a preseason NHL hockey game Friday, Oct. 3, 2014, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)  (The Associated Press)

  • San Jose Sharks' Alex Stalock (32) makes a save on a shot by Arizona Coyotes' Rob Klinkhammer (36) as Sharks' Eriah Hayes (76) and Justin Braun (61) converge to defend during the second period of a preseason NHL hockey game Friday, Oct. 3, 2014, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

    San Jose Sharks' Alex Stalock (32) makes a save on a shot by Arizona Coyotes' Rob Klinkhammer (36) as Sharks' Eriah Hayes (76) and Justin Braun (61) converge to defend during the second period of a preseason NHL hockey game Friday, Oct. 3, 2014, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)  (The Associated Press)

  • San Jose Sharks' Alex Stalock (32) tries to control the puck in front of the net as Arizona Coyotes' Brandon McMillan (22) and Joe Vitale (14) move in during the second period of a preseason NHL hockey game Friday, Oct. 3, 2014, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

    San Jose Sharks' Alex Stalock (32) tries to control the puck in front of the net as Arizona Coyotes' Brandon McMillan (22) and Joe Vitale (14) move in during the second period of a preseason NHL hockey game Friday, Oct. 3, 2014, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)  (The Associated Press)

Alex Stalock stopped 23 shots and Tye McGinn scored midway through the third period to lift the San Jose Sharks to a 3-1 win over the Arizona Coyotes in a preseason game Friday night.

Matt Nieto also scored and Tommy Wingels added an empty-netter for the Sharks (3-2-1), who close out the preseason Saturday night at home against the Los Angeles Kings.

Rob Klinkhammer scored and Mike Smith stopped 31 shots for Arizona (4-2-2) in its final preseason game before opening the season next Thursday at home against Winnipeg.

Nieto scored early in the first period by punching in his rebound as the Sharks dominated, notching 14 of the first 15 shots on goal.

McGinn scored on a wrister from between the circles, giving the Sharks the cushion they needed to absorb Klinkhammer's late goal.