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Live Game Blog: Sharks at Dallas

by San Jose Sharks Staff / San Jose Sharks
The Dallas Stars scored two goals in a span of 30 seconds late in the third period to force overtime where they won 5-4. For the second consecutive night, the San Jose Sharks were on the wrong end of the video review -- the Sharks would've been up 5-2 midway through the third period. San Jose got goals from Scott Nichol, Joe Pavelski, Logan Couture and Patrick Marleau in the scrappy game.


Brenden Morrow steals the puck from Dan Boyle behind the Sharks net and Mike Ribeiro knocks it in over Antti Niemi's pad for the game-winning goal. Stars win 5-4.

End-to-end action as both teams are at even strength.

Four-on-three action for now because of Marc-Edouard Vlasic's interference penalty.


Score sits tied 4-4 heading into overtime. The second straight night Sharks are playing in overtime.

Dallas celebrates prematurely as the refs wave off the goal saying the whistle was dead. The Stars are still on the powerplay and call for a timeout.

Marc-Eduoard Vlasic goes off for interference with just under two minutes left in the game.

After a mini review, Stars are awarded the game-tying goal 30 seconds after James Neal's goal. Mike Ribeiro scores his first goal of the season was very timely from Dallas' standpoint. Brenden Morrow and Jamie Benn got the assists.

James Neal scores to get the Stars within one. Sharks still up 4-3.

Joe Pavelski is seen back on the ice clearing the puck out of the zone after taking a puck into the mouth earlier this period. There's still blood around his mouth and on his jersey. Hockey guys are hard core.

Antti Niemi makes the save on Steve Ott's shot and then freezes the puck for the faceoff.

Brad Richards wins the faceoff against Patrick Marleau. Richards and Torrey Mitchell returns to the ice after serving their 10-minute misconduct. San Jose has dominated the faceoff circle this game winning 40 compared to 24 by Dallas.

Antti Niemi makes an easy glove save on a slap shot from the blueline.

The Sharks goal is taken away after the video review. The officials state that it was knocked in via high stick. The score returns to 4-2 Sharks. That's the second night in a row a goal was disallowed for San Jose after a video review.

Marc-Edouard Vlasic shots from the point and it makes its way into the net. The call on the ice is a goal but a high stick is also indicated. It's going to go to a video review to see if Patrick Marleau high sticks it in. If the goal stands, score will read 5-2 Sharks.

Patrick Marleau man-handles his way into the Dallas zone and takes a shot that is save by Kari Lehtonen but then as the puck bounces around in front amidst all the legs. Marleau scoops up the rebound and knocks it into the net catching Lehtonen out of position. Devin Setoguchi and Marc-Edouard Vlasic gets the assists. That's four unanswered goals and Sharks lead is now 4-2.

Joe Pavelski gets attended to by the Sharks trainer as the puck caught him in the mouth. He and the trainers walk back into the lockerroom.

Dan Boyle shoots a rifle of a shot as the Sharks powerplay expires but his shot zings off the crossbar and int the netting. Faceoff remains in the Dallas zone. San Jose is now 0-for-20 on the powerplay while on the road.

Jason Demers shot never made it toward the net, instead it was block by the Dallas defense and redirects into the netting. Sharks have 2-plus minutes left in the powerplay.


Sharks will get to use the rest of their powerplay to start out the third period. San Jose scores three unanswered goals to grab the lead away from the Stars and will head into the lockerroom with a 3-2 lead. The Sharks are 0-for-4 on the powerplay so far this game.

James Neal goes to the sin bin for a double minor for high sticking Jason Demers. The Stars penalty came at an opportune time as the Sharks penalty unit, along with Joe Pavelski who just stepped out onto the ice, have been out on the ice for some time now.

Stephane Robidas fires a rifle of a shot toward Antti Niemi who makes the save and the puck slides safely into the corner.

Scott Nichol and Patrick Marleau go two-on-one. Nichol draws the attention of the lone Dallas d-man and passes it to Marleau to taps it toward Kari Lehtonen but the puck hits the cross bar.

Jamie Benn goes in alone on four Sharks players but Joe Pavelski gets called for a hooking penalty as Benn spills onto the ice. Another scrum to the right of Antti Niemi. It's getting a bit nasty out there.

Torrey Mitchell and Brad RIchards start a mini altercation at the faceoff circle and both leave the ice after being parted by the refs. Both players get tag with a 10-minute misconduct.

Logan Couture and gives the Sharks a lead after tapping in the puck past Kari Lehtonen. Ryane Clowe earns another assists in the game. Sharks lead the game 3-2.

Jamal Mayers and Krystofer Barch get into the scrap. Mayers gets push into the boards and loses an edge before falling to the ice. Five for fighting for both guys.

Joe Pavelski grabs the rebound from in front of Kari Lehtonen, speeds his way around the net and knocks it in on the open side of the net to tie the game up 2-2. That's the BIg Pavelski's sixth goal of the season. Dan Boyle and Ryane Clowe get the assist.

Loui Eriksson gets a shot on goal but Antti Niemi turns it aside.

Logan Couture gets two for hooking. Dallas' powerplay takes the ice for only the second time tonight.

Sharks are still keeping their aggressive edge. Jamal Mayers gets a body on Mark Fistric. Stars kill off another Sharks powerplay.

Devin Setoguchi and Jamie Benn dukes it out on the ice to at the start of the second period. Both get tack with a five-minute major and Steve Ott also gets two minutes for slashing. Sharks will get their third powerplay of the game and on the relatively clean sheet of ice.


Sharks are down 2-1 following 20 minutes of action thanks to a late goal from Scott Nichol. San Jose put 15 shots on goal that period and won 16 of 26 faceoff. Once again, Dan Boyle leads all skaters with 9:07 of icetime. James Neal and Ryane Clowe are tied in shots with three each.

Scott Nichol scores his third goal of the season late in the first to cut the Stars' lead to 2-1. Jason Demers and Dany Heatley earns the assists.

Sharks getting aggressive and are throwing around the body. Devin Setoguchi drills Matt Niskanen.

Antti Niemi make the save on Stephane Robidas and holds the puck for the faceoff to his left.

Ryane Clowe takes another shot on Keri Lehtonen who makes the routine save. San Jose is now 0-for-2 on the man advantage.

Brendon Morrow trips up Patrick Marleau and the Sharks will get another chance to try and cash in on the powerplay.

The former Blackhawks Adam Burish gets a goalie interference call. Sharks will go on their first powerplay of the night.

A scrum erupts following the faceoff after that fight. A few players starts pushing and shoving but the refs break up any potential fights.

Mike Moore and Mark Fistric drop the gloves following Moore's huge, and legal hit, on Steve Ott. Moore tackles Fistric to the ice initially but the linesmen let them continue the dance. Moore eventually gets Fistric down onto the ice again and then the officials stop the fight. Both will go to their respective penalty box for five minutes.

James Neal stood unmarked in front of Antti Niemi on the powerplay and redirects Brad Richards' shot from the point pass Niemi's five hole. Stars lead now 2-1.

Brad Richards attempt a wrap around but Derek Joslin trips him and the Sharks will be on the penalty kill.

Brad Richards knocks the puck into the net after it takes a werid bounce at the end boards and with everyone looking the otherway. The goal is Richards' 201st career goal. Stars lead 1-0.

A two-on-one develops in favor of the Stars, with Torrey Mitchell back on defense, but Antti Niemi makes the save on the potentially dangerous play.

A fquick aceoff win in the Stars' defensive zone and a quality snap shot from Alternate Captain Ryane Clowe was stopped by Dallas' netminder Kari Lehtonen. Longtime goalie Marty Turco is now with the Chicago Blackhawks.


The San Jose Sharks look to snap out of their road slide -- San Jose has loss four in a row on the road -- when they take on their division rivial the Dallas Stars tonight. This will be the first of six meetings between the two clubs.

Antti Niemi is expected in net on the back-end of the back-to-back. The Finnish netminder is 2-4-0 with a 3.73 goals-against average.

Defensemens Douglas Murray and Niklas Wallin will not play tonight. Derek Joslin and Mike Moore, who scored his first career goal last night, will replace them in the lineup.
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