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Patrick Marleau keeps Sharks alive in 3-2 overtime win over Ducks

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SAN JOSE, Calif. - Patrick Marleau scored his second game-winning goal of the playoffs 6:02 into overtime, and the top-seeded San Jose Sharks avoided first-round elimination with a 3-2 victory over the Anaheim Ducks in Game 5 on Saturday night.

Evgeni Nabokov made 23 saves for the Sharks, who blew a two-goal lead early in the third period at the Shark Tank. San Jose stayed alive with a goal from its reconstituted top line when Joe Thornton circled the net and slipped the puck in front, where Devin Setoguchi and Marleau both hacked at it.

The puck landed behind Anaheim goalie Jonas Hiller, who accidentally nudged it over the goal line. Video review confirmed the officials' call while the Sharks already were in their dressing room, preparing to move on to Game 6 in Anaheim on Monday night.

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