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Roenick scores shootout winner to lifts Sharks past Flyers 7-6

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PHILADELPHIA - Former Philadelphia star Jeremy Roenick scored the deciding goal in a shootout to give the San Jose Sharks a 7-6 victory over the Flyers on Wednesday night, Philadelphia's season-opening sixth straight loss.

Joe Pavelski also scored for San Jose in the shootout.

Pavelski and Roenick both beat Martin Biron to the glove side to help the Sharks salvage the victory after they blow a 6-4 lead in the third period.

Pavelski had a goal and assist in regulation, Patrick Marleau added two goals and two assists, and Ryane Clowe and Devin Setoguchi each had a goal and an assist. The Sharks have won six of their first seven games.

Joffrey Lupul scored twice and Jeff Carter, Mike Richards, Scottie Upshall and Danny Briere added goals for the winless Flyers. Briere tied it with 1:05 left in the third period when he punched the puck past goalie Evgeni Nabokov during a wild power-play scramble in front of the net.

Boyle broke a 4-4 tie at 12:52 of the second period when he picked up a loose puck during a scramble to the side of the net and swept it past Biron. Marleau made it 6-4 with his second goal on a wraparound at 47 seconds of the third.

Lupul pulled Philadelphia closer 17 seconds later with his second goal, firing a slap shot off Nabokov's glove.

Philadelphia goalie Antero Niittymaki was lifted after San Jose took a 4-3 lead on 15 shots during a wild first period.

Philadelphia jumped ahead 51 seconds into the game on Carter's unassisted short-handed goal, but San Jose took a 2-1 lead on power-play goals in a 58-second span. Pavelski scored on a deflection at 7:42, and Clowe hammered in a rebound at 8:40.

After Richards tied it with a wrist shot on a power play at 12:04, and Marleau put the Sharks at 15:45.

The teams then traded goals on rebound shots. Upshall scored on another power play at 17:54, and Setoguchi put back his own shot with 39 seconds left in the period.

Lupul pulled the Flyers into a 4-4 tie with his first goal of the season at 3:30 of the second period. He beat Nabokov to the far side with a shot at an almost-impossible angle from along the right baseline.

Notes: The Sharks outshot the Flyers 35-29. Philadelphia has been outshot 114-64 in its last three games. ... Philadelphia LW Simon Gagne was scratched because of the flu. ... The Flyers are 0-6-3 in their last nine games against the Sharks. ... San Jose began a three game trip that continues at Florida and Tampa Bay. ... The Sharks went into the game 0-for-10 on the power play on the road, tied for last in the NHL. ... Philadelphia RW Andreas Nodl played in his first NHL game. He had an assist.

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