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Ryane Clowe opened the scoring and he finished it by one-timing the goal home with 1:08 remaining, giving Antti Niemi the win against his former club.

The chances are coming for San Jose, but will they have enough time.

Marc-Edouard Vlasic had a shot to end it early, but went high.

Four-on-four action with a lot of open ice.

It's going to overtime for the two clubs.

Joe Thornton was just knocked into Antti Niemi and he takes exception to it and starts giving it to Jonathan Toews.  No penalties called on either player.

Joe Thornton just unleashed a bomb on Corey Crawford that popped up in the air and was cleared away.

Funny little play as the puck popped up on Niemi's net and the play was blown dead.

The move Dany Heatley made on Brent Seabrook to put himself alone on netminder Cory Crawford was amazing and worth watching on the highlights.  He could not provide the finish though and the game remains even.

No shot came of it, but Jason Demers just made a nice stickhandling move on the rush.  He is clearly making an effort on the offensive side of the puck.

Logan Couture just danced around Brian Campbell and got a shot off as he slid into the net.  No goal, but great applause for the effort.

The third is underway and it's Couture-Clowe-Ferriero trying to start the offense early.

One tight game and it will be decided in the third.  San Jose leads 20-19 in shots, but the contest is even at 1.

The Sharks almsot scored a fortunate tally when a save when off referee Mike Leggo and Corey Crawford had to scramble and cover the puck.

This game about as even as it can be, tied at one and the shots and scoring chances are about as close.

A turnover left Antti Niemi facing Jack Skille from five feet out, but the former Blackhawks netminder prevented the tally.

A great shift by Marleau-Pavelski-McCarthy earns a little extra cheer from the paying customers.

A huge break for San Jose as a shot snuck underneath Antti Niemi, but the ref blew the whistle prior to Chicago knocking in the loose puck.

A blocked shot isn't a save, but Justin Braun's blocked shot just prevented Annti Niemi from having to make a theatrical stop.

The fourth line spent a little time in the offensive zone, but could get the scoring chance.

Ryane Clowe tips one in front, but the save is made.

The clock has hit zero, but the Sharks clebrated like they scored and the play is under review.  The official ruling just game and it's not goal.  The first period finished tied at 1 with 11 shots apiece.

Not a goal in the last minute, but almost as disheartening as a Jordan Hendry wraparound sneaks through the wickets and the game is tied 1-1.  The Sharks will hae the power play for the last 1:05 of the stanza as Jassen Cullimore is called for elbowing.

The penalty is killed off and the shots are even at 8.

San Jose is shorthanded as Logan Couture is in the box for tripping.

Antti Niemi blocked a high shot with Chicago pressing to keep the early lead.

San Jose gets a power play as Jason Demers takes the high stick.

Jason Demers just teamed up with Ryane Clowe to make it it 1-0.  Demers abused Niklas Hjalmarsson with a self pass that bounced off the boards and to him on the other side.  Clowe was driving the net and the centering pass was redirected to the back of the net.

Jamal Mayers just crashed Jordan Hendry into the boards for the game's big hit so far.

Fans still booing Brian Campbell everytime he touches the puck.

Jamie McGinn rings one off the post for the game's first chance.

The Sharks Antti Niemi was the first netminder off at the morning skate and looks for a second chance against his old team.
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