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Live Game Blog: Sharks at Philadelphia

by San Jose Sharks Staff / San Jose Sharks
Team Teal battles from being down 4-1 and roar back to win 5-4 in the shootout. Sharks score three goals in the third period and got lucky in the overtime when a Flyers' goal is dismissed because the clock read 0.0 when the puck cross the goal line. Ryane Clowe nets the winner in the shootout. Logan Couture also score on the shootout as well as in regulation.


SHOOTOUT

Sharks second attempt
Ryane Clowe dekes then goes top shelf after making Sergei Bobrovsky commit down low and scores to give San Jose the 5-4 shootout victory.

Flyers second attempt
Claude Giroux shoots early and Antero Niittymaki makes easy pad save.

Sharks first attempt
Logan Couture scores for the Sharks. He dekes and drops the puck off at the five-hole and it goes in.

Flyers first attempt
Philadelphia elects to shoot first. Danny Briere dekes and goes backhand but Antero Niittymaki makes the save.

OVERTIME

5:00
It appears Mike Richards and the Flyers barely score on a lackadaisical shot from the point when the horn goes off. The officials check with one another to see if the puck beats the clock in addition to beating Antero Niittymaki. The puck does not beat the clock. Shootout here we come.

4:00
Marc-Edouard Vlasic shoots a long shot on Sergei Bobrovsky who makes the routine save.

3:06
Douglas Murray and Kimmo Timonen both go to the penalty box. Timonen for interference and Murray for roughing. Three-on-three action for now.

2:45
Ryane Clowe goes offside and he and Nikolay Zherdev starts pushing and shoving near the Flyers bench.

2:10
San Jose clears the puck and dumps it down low but doesn't recover it behind the Philly net.

0:52
Dany Heatley gets two huge shots on Sergei Bobrovsky who makes the save both times.

3RD

20:00
San Jose score three consecutive goals in the third period to tie up the game and force overtime. Both team guarantees themselves at least a point in this game.

19:59
Sharks ice the puck and the faceoff is in their zone.

19:29
Joe Pavelski is without a stick and Dan Boyle loses a glove but both remain on the ice until they clear the puck.

18:12
With the score tie 4-4, Antero Niittymaki makes a huge save on a redirect shot. Sharks regain the puck and pushes it up the ice.

17:28
Justin Braun shoots from the point and the puck makes its way to the net but zings off the post. Danny Briere steps out onto the ice after serving his four-minute penalty. He barely misses the puck and the potential breakaway.

16:15
Sergei Bobrovsky hangs onto the puck and does not give up a rebound on Patrick Marleau's high shot. Faceoff remains in the zone.

13:27
Danny Briere makes his way back into the penalty box this time for a double minor -- he high-stick Scott Nichol and drew blood. That wipes out the remainder of the Flyers' powerplay.

12:50
Joe Pavelski gets two minutes for tripping. Philly earns their third powerplay of the night.

11:28
Joe Thornton wins the faceoff in the offensive zone cleanly -- no surprise as Team Teal continues to dominate at the faceoff -- and the puck makes its way to Joe Pavelski's stick who shoots it top shelf to tie up the game at 4-4.

11:26
Danny Briere goes to the sin bin for tripping, much to the displeasure of the Philadelphia crowd who do not agree with the call.

10:52
Head Coach Peter Laviolette, who celebrated his 46th birthday yesterday, calls a timeout to try and cool down the Sharks. Ryane Clowe and Justin Braun earn the assist on Logan Couture's goal.

10:51
The powerplay expires but that doesn't stop the Sharks' assault on the Philly netminder. Logan Couture collects the rebound and roofs one to score San Jose's third goal of the night. That's the rookie's third goal in two nights and he ties his longest points streak at four consecutive games with at least a point. Flyers' lead now 4-3.

8:43
Jeff Carter goes off for cross checking. San Jose will get their second powerplay of the night.

7:33
Sharks quickly respond and get that goal back on Jason Demers shot from the slot. Demers might have gotten some assistances from screens on Sergi Bobrovsky. That's Demers' first goal this season. Dany Heatley earns the only assist.

6:15
A drop pass to Matt Carle who then passes it to Scott Hartnell who streaks down the other side and taps it into the open net. That's the Flyers' fourth unanswer goal.

4:25
A Sharks shot on goal gloved by Sergei Bobrovsky but the two team coverage near Bobrovsky and stare each other down. The officials seperate the two teams before anything can transpire.

2:32
It looks like the Sharks are on the powerplay instead of the penalty kill; Sharkies control the puck in the offensive zone and got some shots on net.

1:00
Jason Demers takes a hooking penalty and the Philadelphia Flyers go back on the powerplay.

2ND

20:00
Philadelphia scores two goals in a span of 40 seconds to go up 3-1 in the game. The Flyers put up 13 shots on goal that period alone for a grand total of 22 in the game. Because of 17 block shots from the Flyers, Team Teal has only 15 shots in the game. San Jose continues to dominate the faceoff winning 25 compared to Phillies' 16.

18:52
Joe Pavelski nearly got a great chance but he gets his stick tied up near the crease when a pass comes into his wheel house.

18:15
Now it's the Sharks time to get some quality zone time. San Jose set up in the zone and make the Phillies work.

16:31
With a very tired team in front of him, Antero Niittymaki helps out his teammate by snagging the puck out of the air and covering it up for the faceoff and allow for a line change.

16:22
Philadelphia getting a lot of zone time. Sharks clear the zone finally but get call for icing.

14:40
The Sharks' powerplay expires but they got great chances on Sergei Bobrovsky.

12:32
San Jose gets their first crack on the powerplay when an interference call against Kimmo Timonen sends him to the penalty box.

11:23
John McCarthy's goal is taken away and the score reverts back to 3-1 because officials deem the young forward had a distinct kicking motion.

11:22
Scott Nichol wrap around attempt goes wide but the puck goes off John McCarthy's skate as he fights off a Philly defender and into the open net. The Sharks celebrate the goal as it goes under review -- the call on the ice is a good goal. Flyers still lead 3-2.

11:09
Nikolay Zherdev scores from the side of the net to extend Philly's lead to 3-1. Former Shark Matt Carle and Claude Giroux earns the assist.

10:20
Ville Leino's spinorama, with help from a screen in front, beats Antero Niittymaki down low to give the Flyers' their first lead of the night as the score reads 2-1. Scott Hartnell gets the only assist.

9:10
Dan Boyle steals the puck on the Sharks penalty kill and starts an odd-man rush but Chris Pronger calmly uses his stick to deflect Boyle's shot safely into the netting.

8:00
Philadelphia gets the first power play of the game when Douglas Murray gets tack with a two-minute tripping penalty.

6:21
Claude Giroux knocks in a rebound to tie up the game at 1-1. Jeff Carter tips Braydon Coburn's shot from the point but Antero Niittymaki is quick to close the five-hole, but Giroux frees the puck and knocks it into the back of the net. That's Giroux 100th career point. Carter gets the primary assist to score his 300th career point.

4:41
Antero Niittymaki with his head on a swivel blocks a Philly's player's attempt to bounce one off his back and in. Niitty makes the save and passes the puck to his defenseman who cleared it.

1:36
Sharks fan "favorite" Chris Pronger's shot from the point goes wide.

1ST

20:00
San Jose goes up 1-0 with four seconds left in the first period thanks to a faceoff win. The Sharks dominate the faceoff circle winning 11 of 18 so far this game. Philly put up nine shots on Antero Niittymaki; Team Teal has six shots on goal.

19:56
Joe Thornton wins the offensive zone faceoff and passes it back to his defenseman. Niclas Wallin blasts one from the point and the puck bounces around some skates, including Ryane Clowe's, and goes in five-hole for the Sharks goal. The goal is given to Clowe with Wallin and Jason Demers earning the assist.

18:47
Dany Heatley's shot goes off a Flyer shin guard and off the post. The puck settles into the corner as Philadelphia regains control.

16:35
Joe Pavelski steals the puck away from Philly.

15:41
Head Coach Todd McLellan force to call a timeout because of an icing call.

13:27
Sharks go offside for the stoppage. A lot of back and forth action the last 10 minutes with neither team gaining much zone time.

11:28
Joe Pavelski's wrap around, spinorama attempt is block by Flyer netminder. That's only the Sharks third shot on goal.

9:33
Former Shark Jody Shelley puts a hit on Niclas Wallin.

7:32
Antero Niittymaki flashes his glove and makes a save to take the faceoff to his left after Philadelphia has sustain a lot of pressure in the zone the last two minutes.

5:42
A hand pass call against the Flyers and the faceoff will be right outside the Sharks' zone.

4:49
Jason Demers foils a Flyers three-on-two and passes to Patrick Marleau who speeds up the side to put a shot on goal. Sergei Bobrovsky makes the routine save.

3:30
Antero Niittymaki makes a tough save from the point and pushes the rebound forward to start the Sharks rush.

2:08
San Jose put their first shot on goal on Philly netminder Sergei Bobrovsky.

0:00
Philadelphia Flyers' Danny Briere wins the opening faceoff.

PREGAME

The San Jose Sharks look to build on their dominating 5-2 victory in Detroit Monday when they take on Philadelphia Flyers at Wells Fargo Center.

Dany Heatley has 18 goals and 30 points in 26 games against the Flyers. Heatley also netted six goals and assists in his last seven games.

Former Flyer Antero Niittymaki with his 8-3-3 record and his .910 save percentage is expected in net tonight.

Devin Setoguchi and Kent Huskins are not expected to be in the lineup tonight due to injuries.

The Flyers will host their second of four "Banner Nights" tonight and will honor Hall of Fame netminder Bernie Parent in the pregame ceremoney. Philly will give Parent his No. 1 banner that hung up in the rafters of their old home -- the Spectrum.
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