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Avalanche 4, Sharks 3, SO

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 2:49 AM

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Avalanche 4, Sharks 3, SO
San Jose Sharks 3, Colorado Avalanche 4
Three Stars of the Game
Matt Duchene
1st
G: 1Shots: 3
A: 0Hits: 1
PTS: 1PIM: 0
+/-: -1TOI: 21:11
Stefan Elliott
2nd
G: 1Shots: 1
A: 0Hits: 2
PTS: 1PIM: 0
+/-: 1TOI: 17:36
Dan Boyle
3rd
Dan Boyle
G: 1Shots: 5
A: 1Hits: 0
PTS: 2PIM: 0
+/-: 2TOI: 27:41

DENVER (AP) - Semyon Varlamov made 27 saves, Gabriel Landeskog scored the decisive goal in a shootout and the Colorado Avalanche beat the San Jose Sharks 4-3 on Tuesday night.

Matt Duchene, Stefan Elliott and Daniel Winnik had regulation goals for the Avalanche. Milan Hejduk also scored in the shootout.

Antti Niemi made 30 saves, Dan Boyle had a goal and an assist and Jamie McGinn and Patrick Marleau also scored for the Sharks. San Jose is 2-5-2 in its last nine games.

Elliott broke a scoreless tie with a great individual effort late in the first period. The rookie picked up the puck in the Colorado end, skated through the Sharks defense and beat Niemi with a shot from the right circle with 16.6 seconds left. It was Elliott's third goal of the season. The teams generated few quality chances before Elliott's goal. Both clubs had 11 shots in the period.

San Jose tied it early in the second on a power play. With TJ Galiardi off for high sticking, Boyle sent a shot toward the Colorado net and Jamie McGinn tipped it past Varlamov at the 3:16 mark for his seventh goal of the season.

Boyle gave the Sharks the lead with his second goal of the season. He pinched in, picked up Joe Pavelski's rebound between the circles and beat Varlamov with a wrist shot with 6:21 left in the second period.

Winnik made it 2-all with his fourth goal of the season and his first since Nov. 4. He grabbed Erik Johnson's rebound in front of Niemi, skated around the back of the net and stuffed the puck into the open goal with 13:29 left in regulation.

Duchene made it 3-2 on the power play with his 11th goal of the season with 8:09 left.

San Jose trailed 3-2 late and pressed for the equalizer, getting it with 22 seconds left. With Niemi off for an extra skater, Marleau chipped in a pass from Logan Couture to send the game into overtime.

Hejduk scored on the first attempt of the shootout and Joe Pavelski tied it in the third round. Landeskog beat Niemi in the fifth round before Varlamov stopped Brad Winchester to end it.

Notes: Colorado C Paul Stastny was back in the lineup after missing three games with a torso injury. ... The Sharks' power-play goal was their first in five games and second in the last nine.

scoring summary
1st Period
19:43
COL
Stefan Elliott (3) ASST: NONE
1 - 0 COL
2nd Period
03:16
SJS
PPG - Jamie McGinn (7) ASST: Dan Boyle (12), Michal Handzus (8)
1 - 1 Tie
13:39
SJS
Dan Boyle (2) ASST: Joe Pavelski (10), Torrey Mitchell (4)
2 - 1 SJS
3rd Period
06:31
COL
Daniel Winnik (4) ASST: Erik Johnson (10), Kyle Quincey (14)
2 - 2 Tie
11:51
COL
PPG - Matt Duchene (11) ASST: Milan Hejduk (11), Ryan O'Reilly (16)
3 - 2 COL
19:38
SJS
Patrick Marleau (11) ASST: Logan Couture (10), Joe Thornton (19)
3 - 3 Tie
OT Period
NONE
Shootout
RNDCOLSJSTOTAL
1M. Hejduk
M. Handzus
1 - 0
2M. Duchene
M. Havlat
1 - 0
3R. O'Reilly
J. Pavelski
1 - 1
4D. Jones
R. Clowe
1 - 1
5G. Landeskog
B. Winchester
2 - 1
penalty summary
1st Period
11:46
COL
Cody McLeod  Charging against  Jason Demers
2nd Period
01:25
COL
TJ Galiardi  Hi-sticking against  Patrick Marleau
3rd Period
04:44
COL
Shane O'Brien  Interference - Goalkeeper against  Antti Niemi
04:44
SJS
Marty Havlat  Hooking against  Shane O'Brien
10:16
SJS
Colin White  Holding against  Ryan O'Reilly
OT Period
NONE
goalie stats
Antti Niemi
Antti Niemi
11-6-3
SA: 33TOI: 63:46
Saves: 30EV: 30 - 32
PIM: 0PP: 0 - 1
SV%: .909SH: 0 - 0
Semyon Varlamov
SA: 30TOI: 64:46
Saves: 27EV: 25 - 27
PIM: 0PP: 2 - 3
SV%: .900SH: 0 - 0
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