Originally written on Fox Sports Arizona  |  Last updated 11/5/14

BUFFALO - JANUARY 6: Victor Hedman #77 and Mike Smith #41 of the Tampa Bay Lightning defend during the game against the Buffalo Sabres at HSBC Arena on January 6, 2010 in Buffalo, New York. (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)
SAN JOSE (AP) -- Mike Smith made 31 saves in his 12th NHL shutout, and the Phoenix Coyotes beat the San Jose Sharks 3-0 on Saturday night. Radim Vrbata, Boyd Gordon and Patrick O'Sullivan all scored for Phoenix. Smith won for the sixth time in seven games and posted his first shutout since April 3, 2011. Smith handled the Sharks constant pressure in the third period and made 15 saves. Phoenix won in San Jose for the first time since April 9, 2009, a span of six games. The Sharks fell to 8-2-1 in their last 11 games. Vrbata put Phoenix ahead 1-0 with 5:39 left in the first period when he took Ray Whitney's missed shot when it bounced off the endboards and put a shot past goalie Thomas Greiss for his sixth goal of the season. The Coyotes made it 2-0 with 42 seconds left in the first period when Gordon slipped a shot under Greiss' right pad. Since Phoenix hired Dave Tippett as coach for the 2009-10 season, the Coyotes are 73-8-12 in games in which they score first. O'Sullivan ma...
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