SAN JOSE – Goalie James Reimer made 19 saves and ahead Nick Bonino prolonged his goal-scoring streak to 4 video games because the Sharks held on for a 3-2 win over the Arizona Coyotes on Tuesday at SAP Heart.
Tomas Hertl and Nico Sturm additionally scored for the Sharks, who outshot the Coyotes 27-13 by way of two durations en route to only their third win of the season on dwelling ice.
Arizona largely dominated the third interval and made it 3-2 with Nick Bjugstad’s aim on the 2:56 mark. However the Sharks did simply sufficient to carry on, capturing consecutive video games for the primary time since they gained three in a row from Nov. 11-15.
The Sharks have been coming off a 6-1 street victory over the Anaheim Geese final Friday, and now have a 3-8-5 file on the Shark Tank this season.
The Sharks killed 4 of 5 penalties for the sport, together with a tripping penalty on Hertl halfway by way of the third interval.
Radim Simek and Scott Harrington every added two assists for San Jose (10-16-5).
It was Harrington’s third two-point sport of his NHL profession and Simek’s second. Simek’s solely different two-point sport got here on Dec. 18, 2018, as he had two assists in a 4-0 Sharks win over the Minnesota Wild.
The Sharks, although, noticed one other participant get injured Tuesday as ahead Luke Kunin left the sport early within the first interval and didn’t return.
On his first shift, it appeared that Kunin went in for a examine on Patrik Nemeth within the Coyotes’ zone and solely partially hit him earlier than he landed onerous in opposition to the boards. He left the ice shortly afterward and the Sharks introduced initially of the second interval Tuesday that he wouldn’t return.
Kunin, earlier than Tuesday, had 13 factors in 30 video games for the Sharks this season, averaging slightly below 16 minutes of ice time per sport.
The Sharks are already with out ahead Matt Nieto and defenseman Mario Ferraro, who’re each on injured reserve with decrease physique illnesses. Alexander Barabanov, questionable to play Tuesday along with his personal lower-body harm, was scratched from the sport.
Hertl’s aim, his Tenth of the season, got here off a tip as he redirected a Simek shot previous Coyotes goalie Karel Vejmelka on the 3:50 mark of the primary interval for a 1-0 Sharks lead.
Bonino’s aim got here simply 62 seconds later, as he pounced on a rebound in entrance of the Coyotes’ web after an Erik Karlsson shot and beat Vejmelka from in shut. Bonino didn’t have a aim after 24 video games however scored in opposition to Buffalo, Vancouver, and Anaheim.
Reimer’s final sport earlier than Tuesday was a 5-2 dwelling loss to the Kings on Nov. 25, when he allowed 4 targets on 28 photographs. Within the final seven video games earlier than Tuesday with out Reimer, the Sharks went 2-3-2 with a median of three.57 targets allowed per sport, the Tenth-worst within the league.
“I’ve been feeling good for final couple of days now, the place I’ve been going onerous and there have been no setbacks,” Reimer mentioned Tuesday morning, a day after he was activated off of injured reserve. “Sadly, I attempted to come back again a few instances and the physique mentioned no, but it surely’s been good for a few days.”