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Nieto scores in third period to give Sharks 4-2 win over New Jersey

Sunday, 03.02.2014 / 5:35 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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Nieto scores in third period to give Sharks 4-2 win over New Jersey

NEWARK, N.J. - Matt Nieto scored the go-ahead goal at 6:20 of the third period and Alex Stalock made 21 saves and the San Jose Sharks defeated the New Jersey Devils 4-2 on Sunday.

Logan Couture and Raffi Torres also scored and U.S. Olympian Joe Pavelski had the primary assists on the tying and winning goals as the Sharks won for the fifth time in six games.

Patrick Marleau iced the game with a breakaway goal with 2:25 to play, his 25th of the season.

Adam Henrique and Patrik Elias scored for the Devils, who had a two-game, post-Olympic break winning streak snapped. Cory Schneider had 18 saves for New Jersey.

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That's the biggest goal I've ever scored. It's a great feeling any time you do that, especially at home. We're one game away from a Stanley Cup berth. It was a huge goal and it felt unbelievable.

— Anaheim forward Matt Beleskey on scoring the overtime winner Monday to give the Ducks a 3-2 series lead against the Blackhawks