Phoenix Coyotes left wing Mikkel Boedker (89) with the puck during the first period against the San Jose Sharks at HP Pavilion. (PHOTO: US PRESSWIRE)
SAN JOSE, CA - Mikkel Boedker scored the winner in the shootout as the Phoenix Coyotes clipped the San Jose Sharks, 1-0, on Saturday.
After Michal Handzus was stopped by Mike Smith, Boedker skated in on net and faked to the backhand before lifting it over a sprawled-out Antti Niemi.
Smith then kept out James Sheppard's wrister before Radim Vrbata sealed the win by beating Niemi with the same fake and shot as Boedker.
Smith made 33 saves to post his second shutout of the season and 21st of his career for the Coyotes, who have won three of their last four games.
Niemi made 21 stops for his 20th career shutout and first of the season for the Sharks, who have dropped four straight after opening the season with seven straight wins.
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