Defenseman Dan Boyle scored in the third round of the shootout and Antero Niittymaki was flawless in the extra session as the San Jose Sharks skated to a 2-1 triumph over the visiting New York Islanders on Thursday.
Boyle also netted a power-play goal with 5:34 remaining in the second period for San Jose (7-5-2), which posted its fourth straight win at home.
Niittymaki finished with 24 saves to improve to 6-1-2 this season for the Sharks.
Captain Joe Thornton returned from a two-game suspension for his hit on St. Louis Blues left wing David Perron and had two shots on goal in this one. He finished with a minus-1.
P.A. Parenteau opened the scoring at 4:51 of the second period with his fourth goal of the season for New York (4-9-3), which dropped its ninth in a row. The Islanders haven't won since Oct. 21 against the Tampa Bay Lightning and have been outscored by a decisive 34-13 margin.
Veteran Dwayne Roloson turned aside 37 shots to drop his sixth straight decision for the New York. As a result, the Islanders fell to 2-7-2 away from Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum this season.