BOSTON - Patrick Marleau and Joe Thornton scored 25 seconds apart in the second period to put the San Jose Sharks ahead for good and they held on to beat the Boston Bruins 5-4 on Tuesday night.
Joe Pavelski got the scoring started 42 seconds into the game for the Sharks and had two assists. Melker Karlsson had a goal and an assist, also in the big second period when the Sharks capitalized on a string of Bruin penalties.
Joonas Donskoi scored in the first period and Brent Burns had three assists for San Jose, which won its third straight.
Brad Marchand, Loui Eriksson, Patrice Bergeron and Tyler Randell each scored for Boston. The Bruins pulled within 5-4 on Bergeron's power-play goal in the third period but could not overcome their second-period mistakes.
Tuukka Rask had 23 saves for Boston and Martin Jones stopped 25 shots for the Sharks.