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Monday, November 12th (All times eastern)

Phoenix Coyotes (7-8-0) at San Jose Sharks (8-7-2), 10:30 p.m.

(Sports Network) - The San Jose Sharks will try for just their second two-game winning streak of the season tonight, when they play their second straight game against the Phoenix Coyotes at HP Pavilion.

San Jose has won back-to-back games just once this season, on October 20-22, and is 8-7-2 on the season. The Sharks improved to 2-4-0 at home on Saturday with a 4-1 victory over Phoenix.

Jeremy Roenick became the third American to reach the 500-goal plateau with a goal in the second period.

With the score tied at 1-1, Roenick dumped the puck into the Phoenix end from the right side of the neutral zone. The puck bounced along the right boards, but it took an odd hop off the glass and went right on net. Alexander Auld scrambled back and appeared to stop the puck in front of the goal line, but instead just pushed it into the net.

Roenick, a former Coyote, got a standing ovation from the crowd as he joined Joe Mullen and Mike Modano as the only Americans to make it to the 500-goal mark. He became the 40th player to reach the 500-goal mark and moved him into a tie for 39th-place on the all-time goal scoring list with Lanny McDonald.

Devin Setoguchi, Torrey Mitchell and Sandis Ozolinsh each lit the lamp for the Sharks, who had lost three of four coming into the game. Evgeni Nabokov stopped 22 shots in the win.

Steven Reinprecht scored the lone goal while Auld made 24 saves in the loss for the Coyotes, who had won four of five coming into the game.

The loss also snapped a five-game road winning streak for the Coyotes, who fell to just 5-2-0 as the visitor this season.

The Coyotes will next host the Sharks on Thursday in its third straight game against the club. Phoenix then plays two in a row against the Kings.

San Jose, meanwhile, makes a stop in Dallas on Wednesday before landing in Phoenix.

The Sharks have now won five in a row over the Coyotes and eight of the last 10 overall. That includes wins in three straight as the host.

11/12 10:39:08 ET


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