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game recap

Sharks 5, Avalanche 4

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 2:49 AM

Associated Press

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Sharks 5, Avalanche 4
Colorado Avalanche 4, San Jose Sharks 5
Three Stars of the Game
Logan Couture
1st
Logan Couture
G: 1Shots: 4
A: 1Hits: 0
PTS: 2PIM: 0
+/-: 3TOI: 18:22
Paul Stastny
2nd
Paul Stastny
C
G: 2Shots: 4
A: 1Hits: 0
PTS: 3PIM: 0
+/-: 0TOI: 20:21
Ryane Clowe
3rd
Ryane Clowe
G: 1Shots: 1
A: 0Hits: 1
PTS: 1PIM: 5
+/-: 2TOI: 17:00

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Brent Burns, Joe Pavelski and Logan Couture scored in a 4:29 span of the third period to help the San Jose Sharks overcome a two-goal deficit and beat the Colorado Avalanche 5-4 Thursday night.

Ryane Clowe and Michal Handzus also scored for the Sharks, who won for just the third time in 10 games.

Paul Stastny scored twice for the Avalanche, who lost their ninth straight (0-8-1) on the road. Ryan O'Reilly and Daniel Winnik also had goals for Colorado, which beat the Sharks in a shootout on Tuesday night.

Stastny and Winnik each scored in the second to give Colorado a 4-2 lead heading into the final period.

Couture scored the winner with 8:31 remaining, redirecting a shot by Patrick Marleau to give the Sharks only their second victory when trailing after two periods.

Stastny and O'Reilly each scored on the power play in the first period, giving the Sharks nine power-play goals allowed over their last 10 games. San Jose ranks last in the NHL in penalty killing.

Clowe gave San Jose an early 1-0 lead when he snapped in a rebound less than three minutes into the first period. Couture intercepted a pass to set up the goal.

The Sharks tied the game early in the second when Handzus converted a pass from Martin Havlat.

Stastny gave the Avalanche a 3-2 lead with a backhand shot for his first multi-goal game of the season.

Winnik added his goal with 1:39 left in the second period.

Havlat stole a pass from Colorado defender Jan Hedja to set up Burns' goal - his first in 12 games - seven minutes into the final period.

Pavelski scored 1:29 later on a rebound.

Special teams play has been a disappointment of late for the Sharks, who have scored two power-play goals over their last 32 opportunities after going 0 for 3 against Colorado.

The Avalanche did not allow a power-play goal for the first time in seven games.

Notes: David van der Gulik recorded an assist in his first game back in the NHL and now has four points in seven career games with the Avalanche. ... Havlat has not scored a goal in his last 17 games and has only one this season. ... San Jose C Michal Handzus has points in three straight and six of his last eight games. ... Avalanche F Gabriel Landeskog has not scored in his last 17 games. ... Colorado D Erik Johnson has assists in two consecutive games after recording two in his last 12 games.

scoring summary
1st Period
02:30
SJS
Ryane Clowe (7) ASST: Logan Couture (11)
1 - 0 SJS
05:51
COL
PPG - Paul Stastny (9) ASST: Erik Johnson (11)
1 - 1 Tie
19:49
COL
PPG - Ryan O'Reilly (7) ASST: Stefan Elliott (2), Milan Hejduk (12)
2 - 1 COL
2nd Period
01:12
SJS
Michal Handzus (3) ASST: Martin Havlat (12), Jamie McGinn (4)
2 - 2 Tie
03:01
COL
Paul Stastny (10) ASST: Daniel Winnik (8), Matt Duchene (11)
3 - 2 COL
18:21
COL
Daniel Winnik (5) ASST: Paul Stastny (8), David Van Der Gulik (1)
4 - 2 COL
3rd Period
07:00
SJS
Brent Burns (5) ASST: Martin Havlat (13)
4 - 3 COL
08:29
SJS
Joe Pavelski (13) ASST: Jason Demers (5), Joe Thornton (20)
4 - 4 Tie
11:29
SJS
Logan Couture (12) ASST: Patrick Marleau (11), Marc-Edouard Vlasic (11)
5 - 4 SJS
penalty summary
1st Period
02:09
SJS
Brad Winchester  Fighting (maj) against  Cody McLeod
02:09
COL
Cody McLeod  Fighting (maj) against  Brad Winchester
05:18
SJS
Patrick Marleau  Holding against  Ryan O'Reilly
09:32
COL
Kyle Quincey  Closing hand on puck
18:50
SJS
Brent Burns  Hi-sticking against  TJ Galiardi
2nd Period
04:20
COL
David Van Der Gulik  Tripping against  Brent Burns
07:25
COL
Daniel Winnik  Fighting (maj) against  Ryane Clowe
07:25
SJS
Ryane Clowe  Fighting (maj) against  Daniel Winnik
3rd Period
08:54
SJS
Justin Braun  Boarding against  Brad Malone
14:54
COL
Brad Malone  Too many men/ice - bench
goalie stats
Semyon Varlamov
SA: 34TOI: 59:01
Saves: 29EV: 24 - 29
PIM: 0PP: 5 - 5
SV%: .853SH: 0 - 0
Antti Niemi
Antti Niemi
12-6-3
SA: 27TOI: 60:00
Saves: 23EV: 17 - 19
PIM: 0PP: 4 - 6
SV%: .852SH: 2 - 2
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