San Jose 4, New Jersey 3

Friday, October 21, 2011 7:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
San Jose 2-3-0-0 1-2-0-0 1-1-0-0 W1
New Jersey 3-1-0-1 2-1-0-1 1-0-0-0 L1


Ryan Clowe scored once in regulation and added the winner in the shootout as the San Jose Sharks celebrated Joe Thornton's 1,000th career game with a 4-3 win over the host New Jersey Devils on Friday.

After New Jersey's Ilya Kovalchuk and San Jose's Michal Handzus traded goals in the first two rounds of the extra session, Patrick Elias was stopped by Sharks netminder Antti Niemi and Clowe slapped a low backhander past the outstretched glove of New Jersey netminder Johan Hedberg.

Thornton had a goal and an assist while becoming the 266th member of the 1,000-game club. He reached the milestone one day after Montreal Canadiens defenseman Hal Gill played in his 1,000th game.

After squandering a 2-0 lead in the second period, the Devils went back in front at 13:18 of the third. Mattias Tedenby's centering pass found David Clarkson, who moved the puck from backhand to forehand before sliding it underneath Niemi.

San Jose forced extra time with 32 seconds left in regulation following extended pressure in the New Jersey zone. A Bryce Salvador turnover led to Thornton centering the puck off the side of the net to Joe Pavelski, whose snap shot found the top right corner of the net.

Zach Parise scored on a penalty shot while Elias had the other regulation goal for the Devils, who lost forward Jacob Josefsen to a broken right clavicle in the first period.

Top Game Performances

San Jose   New Jersey
Ryane Clowe 2 Points David Clarkson 2
Ryane Clowe 1 Goals David Clarkson 1
Ryane Clowe 1 Assists David Clarkson 1
N/A Power Play Goals Patrik Elias 1
N/A Short Handed Goals Zach Parise 1
Antti Niemi .842 Save Percentage Johan Hedberg .927
Antti Niemi 16 Saves Johan Hedberg 38

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
San Jose 41 4 0-5 3-4 13 39
New Jersey 19 3 1-4 5-5 15 27

Upcoming Games

  • New Jersey will play its next game on the road against Pittsburgh. The Devils have a W/L % of .500 after a win and 1.000 after a loss.
  • San Jose will play its next game on the road against Boston. The Sharks have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .500 after a loss.
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