Coyotes spoil Sharks' perfect preseason

Coyotes spoil Sharks' perfect preseason
October 2, 2011, 4:30 am
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GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Mike Smith made 28 saves in the Phoenix Coyotes' 3-1 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Saturday night, the preseason finale for both teams.

Smith was perfect through two periods, and only a fluke goal prevented the shutout. Martin Hazel had a goal and an assist, and Radim Vrbata added two assists for the Coyotes (3-4).

The Sharks (5-1) spoiled Smith's shutout bid midway just over eight minutes into the final period when defenseman Marc-Edouard Vlasic's shot from the right point deflected off the Phoenix defense and over Smith's right shoulder.

After a scoreless first period, the Coyotes broke it open with three goals in the second.