Glendale: It took Aaron Dell 38 games to get into his first career shoot-out, and the San Jose Sharks goalie made it a good one.
Dell was perfect through the three rounds of the shoot-out and had 30 saves, and Joe Pavelski scored the only goal of the tiebreaker to lift San Jose over the Arizona Coyotes 3-2 on Tuesday night.
“I only had to make one save. The other two guys missed the net,” Dell said.
Pavelski scored on San Jose’s first attempt. Joe Thornton and Mikkel Boedker had regulation goals for San Jose.
Arizona had a power play in overtime after Tomas Hertl was called for tripping, but they couldn’t convert. The Coyotes had rallied from a 2-0 deficit in the second period.
The Sharks beat Arizona for the second time in four days after Saturday’s overtime win.
“Nights like this is where you need a spark from somebody,” Sharks coach Peter DeBoer said of Dell. “That’s the reason he’s in there. He gave us one.”