National Hockey League

Kessel, Hall score twice each, lead Coyotes over Sharks 6-3


GLENDALE, Ariz. - Arizona's two high-profile additions came up big and helped the Coyotes reclaim first place in the tight Pacific Division.


Arizona scored a pair of empty-net goals and ended a three-game skid with its fourth win in five home games.


Stepan stole the puck near center ice along the boards in the first period and fed Kessel, whose wrist shot went into the upper part of the net past Dell at 12:03.


Garland got an assist when he tracked down a wide pass and fed Christian Dvorak, who spotted Kessel all alone.


Dell lost his stick but kept Clayton Keller’s shot from going in, and the Sharks worked the puck to Patrick Marleau, who fed Meier for his 16th goal at 9:55 of the second.


When the Sharks pulled Dell for an extra attacker, the Coyotes made them pay with the late empty-netters for Hall and Garland inside the final two minutes.






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