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Patrick Marleau scores to lift Sharks past Jets

Forward gets No. 498 with 4:33 left in third period

by Scott Billeck / Correspondent

WINNIPEG -- Patrick Marleau scored with 4:33 left in the third period to help the San Jose Sharks to their sixth straight win, 4-3 against the Winnipeg Jets at MTS Centre on Tuesday.

It was Marleau's fifth goal and second game-winner in two games after he scored four in the third period of a 5-2 win against the Colorado Avalanche on Monday.

He has 498 NHL goals.


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"Yeah, it's been really great," Marleau said. "The main thing is we're getting the wins. It was a great play by [forward Ryan] Carpenter to get me the puck. He put it right on my tape and I had an empty net."

Winnipeg had an apparent tying goal waved off with 17 seconds left.

"I thought it was under me, I couldn't really tell," Sharks goalie Aaron Dell said. "Either way I got pushed all the way into the net. So I'm thinking that's the right call there."

Jets forward Bryan Little said, "I didn't have a good view of it but it looked like [Dell] had it for half a second, which usually they let you keep playing, and we stuffed it in the net. That's the way it goes. Sometimes those calls go against you."

Video: SJS@WPG: Burns cranks one-timer for power-play goal

Brent Burns, Logan Couture and Melker Karlsson scored for the Sharks (31-16-2), and Dell made 31 saves.

Little had two goals and Andrew Copp one for the Jets (22-25-4). Ondrej Pavelec made 22 saves.

Jets rookie forward Patrik Laine had an assist in his first game after missing eight with a concussion.

"It was nice to get back on the ice and be able to play instead of watching the game from the stands," he said. "It was just nice to get back."

Couture set up Burns for a one-timer on a 5-on-3 power play at 3:59 of the first period to give San Jose a 1-0 lead.

Little made it 1-1 at 8:02 after he was sprung on a partial breakaway by Josh Morrissey.

Video: SJS@WPG: Little roofs rebound for his second goal

Couture scored 27 seconds into the second period to make it 2-1, tipping a cross-ice pass from Mikkel Boedker. Copp tied the game 2-2 on a shot from the right circle at 18:01.

Little's second made it 3-2 after his shot in the slot went off the crossbar and Dell's back before going over the goal line at 4:00 of the third period.

"I think we had a lot of adversity," Dell said. "We got in late, the extra time change after the last game, guys were tired, we had a bit of a battle the night before for most of the game."

Karlsson was awarded a penalty shot after being slashed by Jets defenseman Jacob Trouba during a Winnipeg power play. His shot over Pavelec's glove hand tied it 3-3 at 9:37.

Jets defenseman Toby Enstrom fell into the boards in the first period and left the game. He returned for the start of the second period but left shortly after and did not return. Jets coach Paul Maurice did not have an update.

Video: SJS@WPG: Karlsson beats Pavelec high on penalty shot


Goal of the game

Carpenter found Marleau with a cross-ice pass for the game-winning goal.

Video: SJS@WPG: Marleau finishes Carpenter's cross-ice dish


Save of the game

Sharks defenseman David Schlemko got to the puck on the goal line and pushed it underneath Dell to get a whistle, keeping the game tied 3-3 in the third period.


Highlight of the game

Little corralled a long pass at the Sharks blue line, fended off Sharks forward Joel Ward and put a backhand deke behind Dell for his 11th goal of the season.

Video: SJS@WPG: Little corrals long pass, deposits backhand


Unsung performance of the game

Sharks defenseman Marc-Edouard Vlasic had an assist and five blocked shots in 24:38 of ice time.

Video: SJS@WPG: Couture finishes Bodeker's feed early in 2nd


They said it

"When you're out there you're just focusing on playing hard, trying to get to certain areas to score, not letting your defensive game slip at all. You know it's there (500 goals) but as soon as that puck drops and you're on the ice you just play." -- Sharks forward Patrick Marleau


"It's always hard. It's so much different to just do some bike workout and then come to the game. It's so different, even though you've been skating by yourself a couple times with the team. It's always hard. Just keep up the pace. It's a fast game and [you] just have to be on your game all of the time." -- Jets forward Patrik Laine on returning from injury


Need to know

The Sharks traded forward Tommy Wingels to the Ottawa Senators on Tuesday for forwards Buddy Robinson and Zack Stortini, plus a seventh-round pick in the 2017 NHL Draft. Both players acquired by San Jose were assigned to San Jose of the American Hockey League. … Jets forward Mathieu Perreault (upper body) will not return until after the All-Star break, coach Paul Maurice said. He was injured in the first period on Monday.


What's next

Sharks: Host the Edmonton Oilers on Thursday (10:30 p.m. ET; CSN-CA, SNW, NHL.TV)

Jets: At the Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday (8:30 p.m. ET; CSN-CH, TSN3, NHL.TV)


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