San Jose, CA (Sports Network) - Dan Boyle and Joe Pavelski tallied in the San
Jose Sharks' 2-1 win over the Nashville Predators.
Joe Thornton and Logan Couture added two assists apiece for the Sharks, who
had dropped 10 of their previous 12 games coming in after a 7-0 start.
Antti Niemi stopped 18-of-19 shots in the win.
Gabriel Bourque scored for Nashville, which has lost six of its last eight
Pekka Rinne made 37 stops in the setback.
The Sharks netted a power-play goal in each of the first two periods. Boyle's
one-time slap shot from the high point got San Jose on the board with just
over two minutes left in the first and the hosts struck again midway through
the second when Pavelski wristed one by Rinne.
Bourque's short-handed goal put Nashville on the board with 5:30 to play, but
Niemi stood strong in the net down the stretch to preserve the victory for San
San Jose was 2-for-4 on the power play, while Nashville finished 0-for-1 ...
Nick Spaling assisted on Bourque's tally ... The Sharks put 30 shots on net
through the first two stanzas.
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