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Patrick Marleau scores twice, Sharks beat Blue Jackets 4-3 in shootout

Thursday, 03.13.2014 / 10:25 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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Patrick Marleau scores twice, Sharks beat Blue Jackets 4-3 in shootout

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Patrick Marleau scored twice and Joe Pavelski had the lone shootout goal in the San Jose Sharks' 4-3 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Thursday night.

After tying his career high of 66 points with an assist on Marleau's second goal, Pavelski deked Sergei Bobrovsky and roofed a backhander in the tiebreaker to give San Jose its fourth straight win.

Marleau scored his 27th and 28th goals. Matt Nieto also scored and Logan Couture had two assists for the Sharks, who are 8-1-1 in their last 10 to move into a tie with Anaheim for the Pacific Division lead.

Backup goalie Alex Stalock made 35 saves, including a spectacular post-to-post stop on Jack Johnson with seconds remaining in regulation and Columbus on the power play.

Ryan Johansen, R. J. Umberger and James Wisniewski scored for the Blue Jackets. Brandon Dubkinsky added two assists for Columbus, 17-7-2 since Jan. 1.

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[He's] real confident with the puck now, getting it off his stick quick and no second-guessing. We need that. He's such a good guy in the room. He works so hard. That's the big thing. For not a big man, he just fights for every puck and when he scores, the guys appreciate that even more.

— Winnipeg Jets coach Paul Maurice on Mathieu Perreault, who scored two goals in win against Chicago Blackhawks on Tuesday