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Dillon scores first of the season in third period, San Jose beats Arizona 3-2

  • San Jose Sharks' Logan Couture (39) and Arizona Coyotes' Antoine Vermette (50) battle for the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

    San Jose Sharks' Logan Couture (39) and Arizona Coyotes' Antoine Vermette (50) battle for the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)  (The Associated Press)

  • As Arizona Coyotes' Shane Doan (19) falls to the ice he tries to get off a pass as San Jose Sharks' Barclay Goodrow (89) closes in during the first period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

    As Arizona Coyotes' Shane Doan (19) falls to the ice he tries to get off a pass as San Jose Sharks' Barclay Goodrow (89) closes in during the first period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)  (The Associated Press)

  • Arizona Coyotes' Kyle Chipchura (24) smiles as he celebrates a goal by teammate Mikkel Boedker against San Jose Sharks' Antti Niemi (31), of Finland, during the first period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

    Arizona Coyotes' Kyle Chipchura (24) smiles as he celebrates a goal by teammate Mikkel Boedker against San Jose Sharks' Antti Niemi (31), of Finland, during the first period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)  (The Associated Press)

Brenden Dillon scored his first goal of the season in the third period and Antti Niemi stopped 27 shots, lifting the San Jose Sharks to a 3-2 win over the Arizona Coyotes on Tuesday night.

Joe Pavelski scored his 22nd goal early in the second period and Tomas Hertl scored just over a minute later for the Sharks. Dillon scored his first goal in 62 games early in the third period on a deflected shot and Niemi made some big saves down the stretch to give San Jose a victory before opening a seven-game homestand.

Mikkel Boedker scored in his third straight game and Shane Doan also had a goal before sitting out most of the third period with a right leg injury. Devan Dubnyk stopped 22 shots for Arizona, which has lost four of six.