Galchenyuk leads Coyotes past Sharks 4-3 in shootout

Arizona Coyotes' Alex Galchenyuk (17) scores the game-winning goal during a shootout in an NHL hockey game against San Jose Sharks goaltender Aaron De

Arizona Coyotes' Alex Galchenyuk (17) scores the game-winning goal during a shootout in an NHL hockey game against San Jose Sharks goaltender Aaron De

Arizona Coyotes' Alex Galchenyuk (17) celebrates after scoring his second goal of the night against the San Jose Sharks in the second period of an NHL

Arizona Coyotes' Alex Galchenyuk (17) celebrates after scoring his second goal of the night against the San Jose Sharks in the second period of an NHL

Arizona Coyotes' Nick Cousins(25) and Alex Galchenyuk (17) celebrate an overtime win with goaltender Darcy Kuemper (35) during a shootout of an NHL ho

Arizona Coyotes' Nick Cousins(25) and Alex Galchenyuk (17) celebrate an overtime win with goaltender Darcy Kuemper (35) during a shootout of an NHL ho

Arizona Coyotes' Alex Galchenyuk (17) celebrates with Oliver Ekman-Larsson (23) after scoring his second goal of the night against the San Jose Sharks

Arizona Coyotes' Alex Galchenyuk (17) celebrates with Oliver Ekman-Larsson (23) after scoring his second goal of the night against the San Jose Sharks

Arizona Coyotes' Conor Garland (83) scores against San Jose Sharks goaltender Aaron Dell (30) in the third period of an NHL hockey game in San Jose, C

Arizona Coyotes' Conor Garland (83) scores against San Jose Sharks goaltender Aaron Dell (30) in the third period of an NHL hockey game in San Jose, C

San Jose Sharks' Joonas Donskoi (27) battles for the puck against the Arizona Coyotes' Oliver Ekman-Larsson (23) in the second period of an NHL hockey

San Jose Sharks' Joonas Donskoi (27) battles for the puck against the Arizona Coyotes' Oliver Ekman-Larsson (23) in the second period of an NHL hockey

Arizona Coyotes' Darcy Kuemper (35) makes a save against the San Jose Sharks' Timo Meier (28) in the first period of an NHL hockey game in San Jose, C

Arizona Coyotes' Darcy Kuemper (35) makes a save against the San Jose Sharks' Timo Meier (28) in the first period of an NHL hockey game in San Jose, C

San Jose Sharks' Logan Couture (39) shoots the puck against the Arizona Coyotes' Richard Panik (14) in the first period of an NHL hockey game in San J

San Jose Sharks' Logan Couture (39) shoots the puck against the Arizona Coyotes' Richard Panik (14) in the first period of an NHL hockey game in San J

San Jose Sharks' Joe Pavelski (8) battles for the puck against Arizona Coyotes' Darcy Kuemper (35), Alex Goligoski (33) and Oliver Ekman-Larsson (23)

San Jose Sharks' Joe Pavelski (8) battles for the puck against Arizona Coyotes' Darcy Kuemper (35), Alex Goligoski (33) and Oliver Ekman-Larsson (23)

Arizona Coyotes' Alex Galchenyuk (17) and Clayton Keller (9) celebrate after scoring against the San Jose Sharks in the first period of an NHL hockey

Arizona Coyotes' Alex Galchenyuk (17) and Clayton Keller (9) celebrate after scoring against the San Jose Sharks in the first period of an NHL hockey

San Jose Sharks' Marc-Edouard Vlasic (44) and Tim Heed (72) celebrate goal against the Arizona Coyotes in the first period of an NHL hockey game in Sa

San Jose Sharks' Marc-Edouard Vlasic (44) and Tim Heed (72) celebrate goal against the Arizona Coyotes in the first period of an NHL hockey game in Sa

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Alex Galchenyuk broke out of his drought with two goals in regulation plus the only one in a shootout, and the Arizona Coyotes defeated the San Jose Sharks 4-3 on Sunday.

Conor Garland also scored to help the Coyotes win their second consecutive game after losing three straight and seven of eight. Darcy Kuemper made 35 saves for Arizona.

Tomas Hertl scored twice and Tim Heed had a goal for San Jose, which lost its third straight after winning a season-high five in a row.

Galchenyuk, acquired in a June trade with Montreal for Max Domi, hadn't scored in 16 games and had just three goals all season going into Sunday.

The 24-year-old center, drafted third overall in 2012, scored on a 5-on-3 power play to snap a 1-all tie at 12:21 of the second period. Galchenyuk got his first goal since Nov. 11 when he flicked a backhand past Sharks goalie Aaron Dell on a breakaway at 15:31 of the first.

Hertl recovered the puck behind the net and scored on a wraparound to tie it 3-all at 13:53 of the third. Hertl also scored early in the third to even the game at 2 before Garland gave the Coyotes a 3-2 advantage at 6:06.

Heed scored on the power play in the first period, his first goal of the season in his third game for San Jose.

Dell turned back 23 shots.

NOTES: Sharks D Erik Karlsson was handed a two-game suspension by the NHL for an illegal check to the head of Los Angeles Kings forward Austin Wagner on Saturday. Heed took Karlsson's spot in the lineup. ... Sharks C Joe Thornton got his 1,041st assist on Heed's goal, passing Hall of Famer Marcel Dionne for 10th place on the NHL's career list.

UP NEXT

Coyotes: At the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday.

Sharks: Host the Anaheim Ducks on Thursday.

___

More AP NHL: https://apnews.com/tag/NHL and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports