One defensive lapse and the Coyotes were back to trailing quickly into the second period. After killing the Sami Lepisto penalty early, the Coyotes couldn't clear the puck out of their own zone.
That led to Dany Heatley skating in almost untouched, and flipping a back-handed shot past Ilya Bryzgalov to give the Sharks the lead back.
The Coyotes did have their chances in the second. They went on the power play shortly after the Heatley goal, but didn't show much life until the waning seconds of the man advantage.
They saw a second chance on the PP when Heatley gave Radim Vrbata a high stick to the face and went to the box for four minutes. There was no shortage of chances for Phoenix, but Antti Niemi stepped up his game with San Jose a man down, and the Sharks killed the penalty.
The second Sharks goal in the period came in the last few minutes, with a few brilliant passes in front of Bryzgalov. Logan Couture took one of those passes and slipped it past Bryzgalov's right side to give the Sharks a 3-1 lead.
The shot advantage only favors the Sharks by one (22-21), but Niemi has looked very tough between the pipes for the Sharks thus far.