San Jose 3, Minnesota 1

Thursday, November 10, 2011 10:30 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Minnesota 8-4-2-1 5-2-1-0 3-2-1-1 L1
San Jose 9-4-1-0 4-2-1-0 5-2-0-0 W2


Patrick Marleau scored a pair of power-play goals and Torrey Mitchell also tallied as the San Jose Sharks halted Minnesota's five-game winning streak with a 3-1 home triumph over the Wild on Thursday.

Antti Niemi improved to 4-0-0 lifetime against the Wild with 21 saves for San Jose, which is 3-0-1 on its six-game homestand and 8-1-1 in its last 10 overall.

Marleau opened the scoring at 2:34 of the second period. After Minnesota goaltender Niklas Backstrom and defenseman Justin Falk fumbled the exchange of the puck in the left faceoff circle, Marleau fired it into the net for his fifth goal of the season.

The former Sharks captain doubled the lead exactly 13 minutes later, beating Backstrom with a one-timer from the right circle.

Minnesota, which allowed a total of three goals during its winning streak, was a perfect 21-for-21 on the penalty kill during the run.

Mitchell made it 3-0 with 81 seconds remaining in the session.

Kyle Brodziak spoiled Niemi's shutout bid with 6:27 left in the third for Minnesota, which has lost five in a row and nine of 10 in San Jose.

Top Game Performances

Minnesota   San Jose
Kyle Brodziak 1 Points Patrick Marleau 2
Kyle Brodziak 1 Goals Patrick Marleau 2
Nick Schultz 1 Assists Dan Boyle 1
N/A Power Play Goals Patrick Marleau 2
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Niklas Backstrom .917 Save Percentage Antti Niemi .955
Niklas Backstrom 33 Saves Antti Niemi 21

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Minnesota 22 1 0-3 3-5 12 24
San Jose 36 3 2-5 3-3 8 31

Upcoming Games

  • San Jose will play its next game at home against Arizona. The Sharks have a W/L % of .625 after a win and .667 after a loss.
  • Minnesota will play its next game on the road against Los Angeles. The Wild have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .571 after a loss.
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