Final OT

Series (Game 5 of 8)

Arizona leads 6-2

Game 1: Saturday, November 19th
Coyotes4Final
SO
Sharks3
Game 2: Thursday, December 22nd
Sharks1Final
Coyotes2
Game 3: Wednesday, December 28th
Coyotes5Final
Sharks4
Game 4: Saturday, January 28th
Sharks2Final
Coyotes6
Game 5: Sunday, February 12th
Sharks5Final
OT
Coyotes4
Game 6: Thursday, March 30th
Coyotes5Final
Sharks2
Game 7: Saturday, April 1st
Coyotes4Final
OT
Sharks3
Game 8: Monday, April 10th
Sharks3Final
Coyotes2

Sharks 5

(27-21-8, 62 pts)

Coyotes 4

(27-28-4, 58 pts)

8:00 PM ET, February 12, 2006

Gila River Arena, Glendale, Arizona

1 2 3 OT T
SJ 0 2 2 15
ARI 0 1 3 04

P. Marleau (Sharks - C): Goals: 2, Assists: 0

T. Preissing (Sharks - D): Goals: 1, Assists: 0

D. Scatchard (Coyotes - C): Goals: 1, Assists: 0

San Jose (26-21-8) at Phoenix (27-28-3) 8:00 pm EST

San Jose (26-21-8) at Phoenix (27-28-3) 8:00 pm EST

GLENDALE, Arizona (Ticker) - The San Jose Sharks are staring at the possibility of dropping another game against the Phoenix Coyotes, who are facing much more daunting issues.

When the teams face off Sunday, Phoenix will try to improve to 5-0 against San Jose this season when the Pacific Division rivals meet in both teams' final game before the Olympic break.

The Coyotes have posted three one-goal victories out of their four triumphs against the Sharks this season. The lone blowout came in the last meeting, a 6-2 win here on January 28 behind two goals from Mike Comrie and a tally and two assists from defenseman Keith Ballard.

However, Phoenix enters Sunday having dropped two straight games since associate coach Rick Tocchet was implicated as the financier of a sports betting ring that reportedly involves several NHL players, as well as Coyotes coach Wayne Gretzky's wife, Janet Jones.

The Coyotes dropped their third straight game, 5-1, against Dallas on Thursday despite a power-play goal from Geoff Sanderson, who has four tallies during a three-game scoring streak. Meanwhile, San Jose is coming off its second straight triumph, a 6-3 win over Dallas on Friday as Jonathan Cheechoo and rookie Milan Michalek each scored twice.

Vesa Toskala made 24 saves to pick up the victory for the Sharks, who seek their first three-game winning streak since a five-game run from December 30-January 12.

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