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Boyle's end-to-end rush helps lead Sharks to 6th straight win, 4-2 over Wild

Thursday, 04.04.2013 / 1:15 AM / News

The Canadian Press

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Boyle's end-to-end rush helps lead Sharks to 6th straight win, 4-2 over Wild

SAN JOSE, Calif. - Dan Boyle scored on a spectacular end-to-end rush with a two-man advantage to help the San Jose Sharks win their sixth straight game, 4-2 over the Minnesota Wild on Wednesday night.

Marty Havlat got the scoring started for San Jose and Joe Thornton broke a tie with a goal off the skate of a Minnesota defender late in the second period. TJ Galiardi also scored and Antti Niemi made 31 saves to help the Sharks move into a tie for fourth place in the Western Conference.

Charlie Coyle and Dany Heatley scored for the Wild, who lost for the third time in four games following a seven-game winning streak. Niklas Backstrom made 29 saves as Minnesota lost consecutive games for the first time since Feb. 12-14 to fall into a tie for the Northwest Division lead with Vancouver.

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