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Phoenix vs San Jose Wrap - Phoenix Wins 1-0

The Sharks came up short Saturday against the Coyotes, falling 1-0 in a shootout. Bettors who backed the Coyotes were rewarded as +141 underdogs at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 5.5. The win was clinched by Radim Vrbata, who beat Antti Niemi in a shootout to gain the extra point in the standings for Phoenix. Mike Smith turned in a 33-save effort for the Coyotes. Antti Niemi stopped 21 of 21 shots for the Sharks, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory. Phoenix scored 0 times on 3 chances on the power play, while San Jose went 0-for-4 with the man advantage. San Jose outshot Phoenix 33-21 in the game. Next game, Phoenix takes its act on the road to face Colorado looking for another win. For San Jose, they head on the road to face Columbus.