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San Jose, CA (Sports Network) - Logan Couture scored in the first round of the shootout to lift the San Jose Sharks over the Phoenix Coyotes, 3-2, on Saturday.

Joe Pavelski had a goal and an assist for the Sharks, who have won four in a row and sit sixth in the Western Conference. Marc-Edouard Vlasic also lit the lamp.

Antti Niemi, who came into the game with two straight shutouts, made 27 saves for the victors.

Radim Vrbata and Boyd Gordon scored for the Coyotes, who are two points behind the St. Louis Blues for eighth place in the West. Jason LaBarbera stopped 32- of-34 shots.

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