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NHL Game Summary - San Jose at Philadelphia

(Wednesday, October 22nd)

Final Score: San Jose 7, Philadelphia 6 (SO)

Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - Former Flyer Jeremy Roenick and Joe Pavelski scored in the shootout for the San Jose Sharks, which edged Philadelphia, 7-6, to complete the sweep of the home-and-home series.

The Flyers, who are off to their worst start ever, went first in the shootout, but Mike Richards was unsuccessful in his attempt. Pavelski, who is now 11- for-15 in shootout tries, then got the puck past Martin Biron with a snap shot to the left side.

Danny Briere was stopped by Evgeni Nabokov before Roenick skated in and flicked a low shot past Biron to end the game.

Patrick Marleau scored twice and added two assists for the Sharks, who are off to a 6-1-0 start to the season. They also beat the Flyers on Saturday, 5-4, in overtime. Devin Setoguchi and Pavelski each had a goal and helper during regulation for San Jose, while Nabokov gave up all six goals on 29 shots faced.

Joffrey Lupul finished with two goals and an assist for Philadelphia, which continued to be the only team in the league without a win this season. The Flyers are 0-3-3 this season, and for the first time in franchise history went without a win in their first six games.

Antero Niittymaki gave up four goals on 15 shots in the first period for the Flyers, and Biron came in for the final two frames, allowing two goals on 20 shots.

The teams combined for seven goals in a frantic first period. Jeff Carter started the spree with a shorthanded goal for Philadelphia, which took a penalty 18 seconds into the game.

Carter intercepted a pass, and his shot from the left circle deflected off a Sharks stick past Nabokov at the 51-second mark.

Almost seven minutes later on a Sharks power play, Pavelski took a backwards pass on the left side of the ice, and his blast from the left circle beat Niittymaki. Fifty-eight seconds later, again on a Sharks power play, San Jose's Ryane Clowe poked in a loose puck.

Richards evened the score at 12:04. A turnover in the Philadelphia end resulted in a Flyers rush, and Richards attained the puck at the right point. He walked to the center of the blue line, found a lane and his slapshot beat Nabokov to briefly tie the game.

Marleau notched his first goal 3:41 later, when a deflection went to the left of the goal. Every player rushed to the puck except Marleau, who remained in the slot, accepted a feed and easily sent the puck into a wide-open net.

Scottie Upshall banged in a rebound on a Flyers power play at 17:54, and with 39 seconds left, Setoguchi's goal gave San Jose a 4-3 lead.

The game calmed slightly in the second period, as the teams traded goals. Lupul evened the game when his shot on an extremely shallow angle beat Nabokov up high just 3:30 in. But Dan Boyle gave the Sharks a 5-4 lead at 12:52 when he skated in for a loose puck that Biron couldn't find and pushed it in the goal.

Marleau's wraparound just 47 ticks into the final period increased San Jose's lead to two, but the Flyers responded 17 seconds later with Lupul's second tally.

The Flyers still trailed until they skated on a power play with less than two minutes left. Philadelphia had a number of players trying to control the puck around the crease when Briere skated in and flipped it over a sprawled Nabokov with just 1:05 remaining.

Neither team scored in overtime, and San Jose didn't even register a shot.

Game Notes

The Flyers have allowed 29 goals in their first six games this season...Philadelphia forward Simon Gagne missed the game with the flu...It was the fifth career four-point game for Marleau...The Sharks totaled 30 shots through the first two periods, but just five in the third...Philadelphia was 2-for-3 on power plays, while the Sharks were 2-for-5.

10/22 22:41:28 ET

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