Final Score: San Jose 2, Chicago 1 (SO)
San Jose, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Joe Pavelski, Patrick Marleau and Joe
Thornton all scored in the shootout to give the San Jose Sharks a 2-1 victory
over the Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday.
Pavelski also lit the lamp in regulation for the Sharks, who snapped a three-
game skid. Antti Niemi stopped 29-of-30 shots.
"It always feels good to win, especially when you lose a few in a row,"
Pavelski said. "When we play our game, we know what we want to accomplish in
Brandon Saad scored for the Blackhawks, who have lost five of their past six
games. Corey Crawford turned aside 38-of-39 shots.
"It's a tough loss, I think. We played well," Crawford said. "They're a good
team in their building. We definitely had a chance again to win tonight -- a
couple of chances late to win the game, we've just got to figure it out in the
The Sharks, who managed one goal during their three-game losing streak, scored
the game's first goal at 6:10 of the third period. A bad breakout pass from
Chicago forward Patrick Sharp led to Pavelski's short-handed goal.
Saad responded with a power-play goal at 7:13. San Jose defenseman Justin
Braun failed to clear the puck out of his own zone. Kris Versteeg slid a pass
over to Saad, who beat Niemi for his 18th goal of the season.
Pavelski and Jonathan Toews each scored in the first round of the shootout.
Marleau fired a shot through Crawford's pads to open the second round. Niemi
denied Sharp before Thornton scored in the third round to seal the outcome.
San Jose started a four-game homestand on Saturday ... Chicago went 1-for-4 on
the power play, while the Sharks went 0-for-4.
02/02 03:07:06 ET
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