Dillon guides Sharks over Coyotes

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Glendale, AZ (SportsNetwork.com) - Brenden Dillon's first goal of the season came in the third period and gave the San Jose Sharks a 3-2 win over the Arizona Coyotes.

Joe Pavelski and Tomas Hertl each had a goal for the Sharks, who had lost their previous two. Antti Niemi stopped 27 shots in the win.

Shane Doan and Mikkel Boedker each scored for the Coyotes, who have dropped three of four. Devan Dubnyk gave up all three goals on 25 shots.

With the score tied in the third, the Sharks went ahead as Dillon snapped a shot on net from the left point that hit off the left skate of Zbynek Michalek and made its way past Dubnyk.

"That's a frustrating way to lose the game," said Dubnyk. "It's an unfortunate bounce that just didn't go our way. An inch closer in on his skate and it passes away from the net."

Arizona pulled Dubnyk late in the game and had a good chance when Oliver Ekman-Larsson wristed a shot from the high slot with a screen in front. Niemi, though, covered up the shot and prevented the rebound to hang on for the win.

"It was a pretty evenly played game tonight," said San Jose head coach Todd McLellan. "Usually with games like this it's the team that gets the break that wins the game and that's what happened tonight."

Arizona drew first blood at the 14:19 mark of the first period as Boedker took a pass at the left point, faked the first shot then snapped in a wrister from the circle for a 1-0 lead.

The Sharks tied the game just 30 seconds into the second period on the power play on Pavelski's wrister from the right circle snuck past Dubnyk.

Just a minute later, San Jose took a 2-1 lead on a redirected shot by Hertl for his eighth of the year.

Arizona tied the game at the 11-minute mark off a turnover that saw Doan finished off the play for his 10th of the season.

Game Notes

San Jose hosts Toronto on Thursday ... Arizona hosts Calgary on Thursday ... Logan Couture had two assists for San Jose ... The Sharks were 1-for-3 on the power play, while the Coyotes failed on their three attempts.