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Sharks 2-1 in the shootout and now have taken 5 of the last possible 6 points.

San Jose will shoot first and Logan Couture is out for the initial attempt.  He buries it for the early advantage.  Pa Parenteau is up for the Islanders and he goes wide.

Joe Pavelski step up next for San Jose.  He is stuffed trying to bring it back across Dwayne Roloson.  Frans Nielson takes his time for the Islanders, but Antero Niittymaki flashes the glove for the stop.

Dan Boyle is up next and he takes it back hand high to close the night off with a victory.

It’s shootout time at HP Pavilion. It will be the first all season for San Jose.

Dan Boyle just skated through around the entire ice surface (or so it seemed), but could not set up the necessary goal.

One point has been earned, but it will take two to make the night worth it for San Jose.

Even with a 38-22 advantage in shots on net, San Jose can’t come up with the go-ahead marker. Now it’s going to four-on-four hockey.

Looks like a second straight home game headed to bonus time.

Dan Boyle just launched a missile toward the net and it cracked Dwayne Roloson right in the mask. He was down on the ice for a moment the trainer came to ensure he was o.k.

San Jose still getting some chances, and still not sure there was that much of a problem on Pavelski’s non-goal, but this came could come down to a lucky bounce.

Nifty puck work by Patrick Marleau and Logan Couture send Joe Pavelski in on Dwayne Roloson, but Pavs’ shot can force its way through.

Antero Niittymaki stones Trent Hunter coming down the right side to keep everything even.

A very strange moment just took place. Dwayne Roloson mishandled the puck outside the crease. Joe Pavelski found it and skated behind the net for the easy wraparound before Roloson could recover. The red light went on, the horn sounded and the Sharks were celebrating, but the ref behind the play indicated Roloson’s path back to the crease was obstructed. No penalty was called, but the goal was emphatically waived off and the faceoff came out of the zone.

San Jose almost snuck one behind Dwayne Roloson right off the bat, but the puck never got further than between his pads.

Tensions fly as the period winds down with a lot of pushing and shoving in front of the Sharks crease. For the faceoff the Islanders pull their netminder. They don’t score, but more unpleasant feelings as the period ends.

The Sharks have doubled up New York in shots 30-15, but the game is tied at one.

No good fortune in finding a first lead for San Jose, but the goal has to having them feeling good on the bench.

16 seconds into the two man advantage Dan Boyle strike for the tying goal. Almost as important is the 1:44 remaining on the second Islander penalty.

A delay of game penalty for clearing the puck over the glass gives San Jose 1:55 of 5V3 time.

Great save by Antero Niittymaki on Michael Grabner. If not for his athletic ability, New York would have been up 2-0.

San Jose will now take a fourth crack on the power play thanks to a Jack Hillen penalty.

Just over halfway through and the Sharks have 23 shots, but nothing to show for it. If they keep playing this way, something has to break their way.

Ryane Clowe was handling the puck and saw John Tavaras just before the collision. Needless to say, since Clowe was braced, it was Tavaras who ended up flat on his back.

In action in the offensive zone, the Sharks are now on the power play.

San Jose is trailing 1-0 thanks to a goal from Pa Parenteau. He lost his man skating around and placed his shot in the upper corner from above the circles.

No luck on the power play. An errant pass actually provided the Islanders with a breakaway, but the shot went wide.

Dan Boyle driving through the neutral zone drew an obstruction penalty and the Sharks get a chance up a man.

The shot total favors San Jose 12-8 after 20 minutes, but nothing but goose eggs on the scoreboard.

San Jose could not find the first period lead on the PP, but it looked the Islanders would get a breakaway coming out of the box, but Jason Demers made a diving play to prevent the pass.

San Jose gets their first man advantage when hard skating by Torrey Mitchell draws a hooking penalty.

With the penalty killed off, Niclas Wallin’s point shot catches Dwayne Roloson off guard due to a screen, but the save was made.

Tough delay of game call against Niclas Wallin and New York gets the game’s first power play.

Patrick Marleau almost connects on a three-on-two. San Jose has posted 9 shots to New York’s 3 in the early going.

It looked as if Pavelski would find the back of the net, but Dwayne Roloson found a way to cover the puck.

The starters are Devin Setoguchi, Torrey Mitchell and John McCarthy up front and Jason Demers and Kent Huskins on the blueline. Dwayne Roloson is starting opposite Antero Niittymaki in the crease.

A nice ovation for Joe Thornton on his first shift. Big Joe has been freed.

San Jose is out in their black jerseys as they will be on all Thursday nights. Todd McLellan has some interesting line tweaks happening with Joe Pavelski playing a wing a John McCarthy maybe earning a higher spot in the line rotation.

Antero Niittymaki was the first man off at the morning skate and looks primed for the start. Jamie McGinn is out for the game.

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