Smith perfect thru shootout for Coyotes vs. Sharks
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Mike Smith made 33 saves through overtime and then turned aside two more shots in the shootout to carry the Phoenix Coyotes to a 1-0 win over the San Jose Sharks on Saturday.
The only offense in the entire game was provided by Phoenix's Mikkel Boedker and Radim Vrbata, who both netted shootout goals against Sharks goalie Antti Niemi.
Smith, who recorded his fourth shutout of the season, made several acrobatic saves, including one in the shootout. Smith has 21 career NHL shutouts.
Niemi was nearly as flawless, stopping 21 shots before the shootout to earn his first shutout of the season and 20th in the NHL.
The Sharks entered the game with one power-play goal in their previous 21 opportunities, and went 0-for-4. Phoenix came with four goals in 23 chances before an 0-for-3 performance.
Powell, Stanford hold on to beat Arizona St. 62-59
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Dwight Powell scored 22 points, Stanford made 10 of 18 3-pointers and the Cardinal held on to beat Arizona State 62-59 Saturday night.
Stanford (15-9, 6-5 Pac 12) won for the fourth time in five games, and fifth straight over Arizona State, earning a split in the desert after losing 73-66 at No. 7 Arizona Wednesday night.
Josh Huestis added 13 points and John Gage scored all 11 of his points in the first half for Stanford.
Carrick Felix scored 16, Jahii Carson 15 and Jonathan Gilling 13 for Arizona State (18-6, 7-4).
The Sun Devils trailed by as many as 16 in the second half but had a chance to tie at the end, Bo Barnes' 3-pointer bouncing off the rim with five seconds to play.
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E. Washington stuns Northern Arizona 77-74 in OT
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Parker Kelly hit an overtime-forcing 3-pointer with 15 seconds left to cap a furious comeback, then made another 3 in the extra session, to help Eastern Washington shock Northern Arizona 77-74 on Saturday.
Kelly finished with 19 points for the Eagles (7-17, 5-9 Big Sky), who trailed 58-40 with 7:35 to play after NAU's Gabe Rogers hit a jumper. But Eastern Washington didn't allow a field goal the rest of regulation and closed on a 26-8 run.
In overtime, Kelly's 3-pointer followed one by Tyler Harvey that gave the Eagles their first lead, 69-67, since midway through the first half. Harvey added another 3 with 1:23 left, and Jeffrey Forbes made two free throws with 9 seconds to play.
Rogers, who led the Lumberjacks (9-15, 6-8) with 25 points, missed a tying 3-pointer at the buzzer.
Stallon Saldivar recorded the first triple-double in NAU history — 13 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists.
Snedeker, Hahn tied for the lead at Pebble
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Brandt Snedeker had his ninth consecutive round in the 60s. One more and he might really have reason to celebrate.
Coming off consecutive runner-up finishes to Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson, Snedeker ran off four straight birdies along the prettiest part of Pebble Beach and wound up tied for the lead with 31-year-old rookie James Hahn in the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.
They were at 12-under 202.
For all the celebrity antics that are part of the Saturday show at Pebble, the lasting image was Mickelson taking a spill on the rocks. He went looking for a tee shot near the ocean on the par-5 18th when his right foot gave way and he landed hard on a rock. He made triple bogey to fall out of contention.