Phoenix Coyotes @ San Jose Sharks Recap: Power Play-a-Palooza

Thearon W. Henderson

The Coyotes drop one on the road to the Sharks in overtime that saw every goal in a 3-2 loss scored on the power play.

The Phoenix Coyotes power play continues to show sparkles of brilliance this preseason, with two goals coming on the man advantage against the San Jose Sharks on Saturday night.

Unfortunately for the Coyotes, the Sharks managed one more goal with the extra attacker, downing Phoenix 3-2 in an extra frame.

Oliver Ekman-Larsson showed no signs of off-season rust in his first action of the preseason, opening the scoring with a wrister from the right point at 10:08 of the first period, with assists from Tim Kennedy and Chris Brown.

The lead would hold until the opening minute of the second period, when the Sharks would tie it up on a goal, off a face off, by Freddie Hamilton, coming on a holdover interference penalty on the Coyotes Brandon McMillan. Eleven minutes later, San Jose would take the 2-1 lead on yet another power play goal by Jason Demers following a Connor Murphy hooking penalty.

The Coyotes responded with under 30 seconds to go in the second, with Andy Miele putting one past Harri Sateri with help from Chris Brown and Lucas Lessio. The score would remain tied at two a piece through the end of regulation.

After taking a too many men on the ice penalty in the extra stanza, Logan Couture made Phoenix pay by slipping one past Mike Smith at 3:28, sealing the loss for the Coyotes.

Paw Prints

  • Chris Brown led the way with 2 assists and 5 shots on goal.
  • Mike Smith stopped 23 of 26 shots in his first full action this preseason.
  • After winning four out of his first five face offs, Mike Ribeiro would finish 6/11 in the circle.
  • Defenseman Michael Stone led all Coyotes with 24:17 of ice time.

Our Three Stars of the Game

  1. Chris Brown: With an assist on both Phoenix goals and the leader in shots in the game, he makes a solid argument for making the big club this season.
  2. Oliver Ekman-Larsson: In his first real action this preseason, the young defenseman picks up right where he left off with a PP goal and over 23 minutes of ice time.
  3. Logan Couture: An assist and the clutch overtime winner for the Sharks center.

Looking Ahead

The Coyotes continue their preseason road trip Monday night against their new Pacific Division rivals, the Vancouver Canucks. Puck drops at 7PM.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Five For Howling

You must be a member of Five For Howling to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Five For Howling. You should read them.

Join Five For Howling

You must be a member of Five For Howling to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Five For Howling. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9355_tracker