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Sharks 3, Avalanche 1

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 2:49 AM

Associated Press

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Sharks 3, Avalanche 1
Colorado Avalanche 1, San Jose Sharks 3

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -Evgeni Nabokov made 24 saves and both Ryane Clowe and Jamie McGinn scored their first goals of the season to help the San Jose Sharks beat the Western Conference-leading Colorado Avalanche 3-1 on Friday night.

Dany Heatley added his ninth goal of the season. The Sharks have won four straight and six of their last seven games. They are 9-4-1 overall and 4-0-1 at home.

Craig Anderson stopped 43 shots and Matt Duchene scored for the Avalanche (10-2-2). Colorado had won four straight and earned points in its last 10 games (8-0-2).

Anderson continually turned away the Sharks in the first two periods, making 31 saves before Clowe scored with 5.9 seconds left in the second. Anderson stopped shots by Patrick Marleau and Rob Blake before Clowe slipped it past.

Heatley redirected a pass from Jason Demers early in the third period.

Duchene scored a short-handed goal to make it 2-1, but McGinn knocked in a rebound 30 seconds later.

NOTES: Sharks center Joe Thornton took his first penalty of the season, an interference call late in the second period. ... Colorado defenseman John-Michael Liles returned to the ice after missing seven games because of a bruised right shoulder. ... The Sharks are 1-for-19 on power plays at home. ... Avalanche center Matt Hendricks was placed on the injured reserve list and center Philippe Dupuis was recalled from Lake Erie. ... Sharks defenseman Dan Boyle's points streak was snapped at nine games.

scoring summary
1st Period
NONE
2nd Period
19:54
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Ryane Clowe (1) Backhand shot - ASST: Patrick Marleau (8), Rob Blake (3)
1 - 0 SJS
3rd Period
03:59
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Dany Heatley (9) Tip-in - ASST: Jason Demers (9), Ryane Clowe (3)
2 - 0 SJS
09:34
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SHG - Matt Duchene (2) Wrist shot - ASST: Adam Foote (2)
2 - 1 SJS
10:04
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Jamie McGinn (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Patrick Marleau (9), Marc-Edouard Vlasic (3)
3 - 1 SJS
penalty summary
1st Period
01:13
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Matt Duchene  Tripping against  Dan Boyle
07:44
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Brad Staubitz  Cross checking against  Chris Durno
12:25
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Jason Demers  Holding against  Paul Stastny
17:23
COL
John-Michael Liles  Delaying Game-Puck over glass
2nd Period
03:01
COL
David Koci  Slashing against  Ryane Clowe
14:03
COL
Scott Hannan  Interference against  Dany Heatley
14:58
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Joe Thornton  Interference against  Matt Duchene
16:56
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Marc-Edouard Vlasic  Tripping against  Matt Duchene
3rd Period
08:03
COL
Kyle Cumiskey  Hooking against  Scott Nichol
19:32
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Dan Boyle  Delaying Game-Puck over glass
goalie stats
Craig Anderson
SA: 46TOI: 58:23
Saves: 43EV: 31 - 34
PIM: 0PP: 10 - 10
SV%: .935SH: 2 - 2
Evgeni Nabokov
Evgeni Nabokov
8-3-1
SA: 25TOI: 60:00
Saves: 24EV: 15 - 15
PIM: 0PP: 7 - 7
SV%: .960SH: 2 - 3
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