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Jackets Win In OT

by San Jose Sharks Staff / San Jose Sharks

Ethan Moreau gets the game winner for Columbus and the Sharks settle for three of four points.

We’re underway in the extra session.

It’s overtime.

The sharks will get a power play for the rest of regulation thanks to a Rostislav Klesla lapse in judgement.

Antero Niittymaki stops Kris Russell all alone from five feet out. Douglas Murray is engaging offensively and dropping by the goal line.

Mitchell appeared to take a shot to face or mouth, but he got up and went to the bench under his own power.

San Jose just rang one off the post, at least their second of the night. Another shot fell just an inch outside the post. The Sharks are hunting hard for a go-ahead tally and Scott Nichol just hit another post.

We’re tied again. Joe Thornton rang one in and out so fast many doubted it actually crossed the line, but the ref saw it and the replay proved it.

With Devin Setoguchi serving an interference penalty, the Blue Jackets take their first lead of the season. Kristian Huselius snuck one inside the far post on Niittymaki and San Jose trails in the third. Now the Sharks get a power play and will need to connect.

Dany Heatley does a dipsy-do through a defender's legs, but the Steve Mason found a piece of the shot.

Joe Thornton finds Devin Setoguchi with some space and if not for a defender reaching out to deflect the shot it’s likely Seto would have provided the lead.

Doug Wilson is the intermission guest for the people in the building. It is amazing how strong the grasp of the English language is over here.

Just like the second period last night . . . no goals and the period ends all even.

Patrick Marleau cracked the net guard of Steve Mason with a shot. It makes you think about the days when goalies didn’t wear that protection.

Todd McLellan is starting to juggle his lines a bit. Marleau is with Thornton and McGinn is with Pavelski. Now there is another power play and as expected Heatley, Marleau and Thornton are out there.

Ethan Moreau roughs Scott Nichol, but the game remains tied even with the full two minute advantage.

McGinn is out of the box for 9 seconds before he is sent back in on a questionable call. Things balanced out 34 second later though without any damage.

Shorthanded, Patrick Marleau created a two-on-one with Logan Couture, but they could not find the back of the net. The period ends knotted at one and Columbus will only have 9 seconds left on the McGinn penalty.

Jamie McGinn is sent to the sin bin for kneeing and the Jackets will have chance for a go-ahead goal.

The ice is tilting to the Sharks offensives zone a bit after pressure around Niittymaki. There isn’t a shot clock in the building which is a standard in NHL buildings.

There is a lot more flow and hitting in the first period compared to last night. Chances are occurring for both clubs.

Jason Demers gets two for slashing. John McCarthy is getting the lineup call instead of Tommy Wingels.

Columbus gets the equalizer when Rick Nash finds a seam from just off the goal line and the puck trickles through Niittymaki’s pads and across the line.

Joe Pavelski drew a penalty entering the zone just six seconds in. A minute into the power play it looked Jumbo Joe had provided the lead as the red light went on, but he ref on the spot said the puck hit the post. However, with just four seconds left in the power play, Setoguchi rockets one from the slot for the early lead. Jason Demers and Ryane Clowe pick up assists.

Douglas Murray gets another terrific ovation when just as he did last night when he was announced as a starter. Pavelski’s line gets the starting nod.

Right now they have a pregame host interviewing Johan Garpenlov. The conversation is in Swedish so about all I heard was Pavelski.

The live ban is back again (at least I think it’s the same one). They’re a bit far away to tell.

San Jose is the home club so Marleau’s teal jersey has the alternating A on it. Definitely a little lighter in the stands than the other night.

The two clubs are out for their pregame warmups right now. The Sharks appear set to go with the same skaters as last night and with Antero Niittymaki in the pipes




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