GLENDALE, Ariz. -- With their minds on two ailing teammates, the Arizona Coyotes pulled out a hard-fought victory Saturday night.Martin Hanzal redirected Alex Goligoskis shot into the net at 1:16 of overtime, giving the Coyotes a 3-2 win over the San Jose Sharks.Arizona players were aware that minor leaguer Craig Cunningham collapsed on the ice Saturday during pregame warmups with the Tucson Roadrunners of the AHL, the organizations top farm club. He was taken to a hospital and the game was postponed.The 26-year-old Cunningham played 10 games for the Coyotes last season.All I can say is as a group in here, were thinking about him and his family, goalie Mike Smith said. Our thoughts and prayers are going out to them.The Coyotes didnt have an update on Cunninghams condition after the game but issued a statement from general manager John Chayka confirming the medical emergency and that Cunningham was receiving treatment at the hospital.Arizona coach Dave Tippett said more would be known on Sunday.The Coyotes also were thinking about injured teammate Brad Richardson, sidelined indefinitely after surgery Friday to repair broken bones in his right leg.Lots of emotion tonight. Its good to finish with a win, Tippett said.Smith stopped 43 shots for Arizona, 18 in the third period. Tobias Rieder and Max Domi also scored for the Coyotes, who ended a four-game skid and played into overtime for the third straight game.Smitty was outstanding and thats why we won, Hanzal said.Smith, who missed 12 games with a lower-body injury before returning earlier in the week, felt well-rested.Its a game that you have to come in sharp and know youre probably going to get a lot of rubber thrown at you, he said. I was hoping it wasnt going to be in the 40s, but it happens.San Jose lost its third in a row despite finishing with a season-high 45 shots on goal.The Sharks cut the Coyotes lead to 2-1 just 41 seconds into the third period on Joe Pavelskis sixth goal of the season, a long, rising shot that was too fast for Smith to turn aside.Tommy Wingels scored off a deflected shot from teammate Matt Nieto at 10:28.Rieder, who missed Thursdays overtime loss at Vancouver due to injury, opened the scoring. He fired in a centering pass from Jordan Martinook at 1:55 of the first period after Martinook chased down the puck.It was Rieders fifth goal of the season and third in his last four games.Arizonas Ryan White and San Joses Michael Haley began exchanging punches off the faceoff right after the goal, with Haley getting in the most vicious hook. Haley leads the Sharks in penalty minutes despite having played in only eight games.The Coyotes mustered just four shots against goalie Martin Jones in the opening period and scored on one of them. Jones made 23 saves.Jones denied a pair of breakaways in the second, but couldnt stop Domis shot that found an opening short side between the post and Jones body at 7:53. Domis second goal and team-leading 13th point of the season came 25 seconds after Arizona went on a power play.The Coyotes were whistled twice for too many men on the ice, but they thwarted all three Sharks power plays.Disappointed, but satisfied with the effort, San Jose coach Peter DeBoer said. We wanted two points and thought we played hard and maybe deserved them, but we didnt get them.Game notesSharks C Tomas Hertl has a lower-body injury and is being evaluated away from the team. Hertl and C Melker Karlsson (ankle) were scratched. ... Coyotes forward Lawson Crouse is dealing with an upper-body injury and was scratched. ... The Coyotes recalled C Christian Dvorak from Tucson before the game. ... Referee Francois St. Laurent left the game after the first period due to illness. ... 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But the final week of volleyballs nonconference schedule produced a few surprises, including a pair of memorable performances by Wisconsin and Utah in hostile territory.Badgers take two in TexasWhat a weekend for Wisconsin, which finished 2-0 in the Lone Star state.On Friday, the Badgers swept Texas A&M behind 27 kills from freshman Molly Haggerty.A split on the weekend for Wisconsin looked inevitable in Sundays touted matchup between two of the sports heavyweights when Texas secured the first two sets. The teams played in cozy Gregory Gymnasium, where Wisconsin had not won in three visits.But the Badgers staged an epic comeback, finishing off the national runner-up 20-18 in five. Texas was unable to convert three match points.Badgers senior Lauren Carlinis 62nd career double-double (54 assists, 11 digs) set a school record; Haggerty added 20 kills and senior Kelli Bates had 15.Service errors cost Wisconsin early, but once we were able to squeeze out the third set, that gave us new life, coach Kelly Sheffield said. By the end, we were the cleaner team.The Badgers (8-1), who lost 3-2 at North Carolina on Sept. 9, moved up to 3 in this weeks American Volleyball Coaches Association poll. Texas, previously No. 2, dropped to 5. The Aggies are 19th.Haggerty earned offensive and freshman player of the week honors from the Big Ten.One more number to note: Wisconsin traveled 12,614 miles during its nonconference slate, which included a trek to Hawaii. Thats more than half the earths circumference.These streaks are overSpeaking of success on its home floor, No. 13 Brigham Young had won a national-best 29 straight prior to Fridays match with unranked Utah.On top of that, in its last five matches against BYU, the Utes were 0-5.It took five sets last weekend to reverse the trend for Utah, which stunned a program that was 55-1 at home since November 2011.The Utes, swept by the Cougars the last two times the teams played, took the first two sets before dropping sets three and four, but saved enough to survive the fifth, 15-13. Trailing 13-11 in the final set, Utah never allowed another point, finishing off the match with a block and a pair of kills by Adora Anae. The juniors 31 kills were a school record; her freshman teammate Bailey Choy notched 57 assists.Anae is this weeks Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week; her teammate Megan Shughrou, with 24 digs in the match, is the conferences Defensive Player of the Week.In case youre wondering: No. 2 Minnesota is the new national leader in home win streak with 22 straight at the Sports Pavilion.In another in-state matchup, No. 16 Colorado prevailed over Colorado State for the first time since 2002, ending the Rams seven-match, 14-year win streak over the Buffs. MVP honors went to sophomore Alexa Smith, a transfer from Purdue, who recorded 21 kills on .391 hitting.Kansas also fell to Purdue, ending the Jayhawks 25-match nonconference win streak. The loss was also Kansas first of the season. It was the second win over a top 10 opponent for the Boilermakers, who upended Stanford the week before.Kansas had held each of its preevious opponents to a hitting percentage under .dddddddddddd200; Purdue hit at a .331 clip. This is a sign of what we can do, Boilermakers coach Dave Shondell said.Kansas dropped four spots in the poll to No. 8; Purdue improved from No. 14 to 10.Welcome back, AnnieWhen Annie Mitchem signed with Hawaii after twice being named AVCA Two-Year College National Player of the Year, expectations were high for her to fuel an already potent offense. Mitchem of Irvine Valley College was the national leader in kill percentage (.517) in 2014.But injuries slowed the 6-2 outside hitter. A pair of pinkie fractures in each hand caused her to miss the final 12 matches of last season and the first nine of this one.Finally healthy, she returned to Hawaiis starting lineup over the weekend, helping the Rainbow Wahine to back-to back victories over Pepperdine. With a combined 21 kills in her first two matches back, and reigning Big West Player of the Year Nikki Taylor healthy after an elbow injury, No. 14 Hawaii is poised to win its fourth conference title in five years.Whos still unbeaten?Top-ranked Nebraska (9-0) remains unscathed and is one of five unbeaten teams in the nation, along with No. 4 Washington (10-0), South Carolina (12-0), East Carolina (10-0) and Weber State (9-0).Two Husker notes: Creighton became the second team this season to take a set from the Huskers, winning the first before a four-set loss; Florida is the other team to take a set off Nebraska in 2016. The Jays could not convert three set points in the third. Husker senior Kadie Rolfzens stat line was a near-miss triple double with 17 kills, 13 digs and nine blocks.Among those knocked from the unbeaten ranks last week were Santa Clara and Pitt.Arizona State stunned Santa Clara, coming back from an 0-2 deficit to prevail in five. The win, the 700th in Sun Devils history, was also the first over a top-25 opponent for first-year coach Stevie Mussie.Western Kentucky (12-2) toppled Pitt in five sets in what coach Travis Hudson called a gutty performance by our team. Alyssa Cavanaugh recorded 18 kills, including her career 1,000th, for the Hilltoppers, and Jessica Lucas added 43 assists and 22 digs. Western Kentucky returned to the poll at No. 25.Get ready, get set for conference playHere are some interesting matchups to circle on the calendar to start league play.Kansas at Texas: The No. 8 Jayhawks, who take on Texas Saturday, have lost the last 24 to the Longhorns, but Texas, ranked fifth, needed five for the win in 2015.Nebraska at Michigan and Michigan State: The No. 1 Cornhuskers travel north to meet No. 22 Michigan and No. 20 Michigan State in back-to-back games Friday and Saturday. The Wolverines won their first eight before losing to Pitt. The Spartans were the last team to extend the Huskers to five sets.Minnesota at Ohio State: The No. 2 Golden Gophers needed five to get by the Buckeyes, ranked 17th, last season.North Carolina at NC State: The No. 12 Tar Heels, who were upset by TCU 3-2 on Friday, travel to NC State on Thursday for the ACC opener for both teams. ' ' '
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