San Jose 2, Columbus 1

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, January 14, 2012 7:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
San Jose 25-11-3-2 14-7-2-0 11-4-1-2 W2
Columbus 12-27-1-4 7-12-1-2 5-15-0-2 L1

Recap

Patrick Marleau scored with 2:57 to play to lift the visiting San Jose Sharks to a 2-1 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday night.

Thomas Greiss turned aside 25 shots as the Pacific Division-leading Sharks won for the sixth time in the last seven games.

It was the third goal in the last four games for Marleau, who eclipsed the 800-point mark for his career earlier in the week.

Ryane Clowe also scored as San Jose denied Columbus a chance to win back-to-back games for the second time this season.

The Sharks went ahead at the 14:59 mark of the second period on a power-play tally by Clowe, who batted the puck out of mid-air.

Blue Jackets goaltender Curtis Sanford protested that Clowe swatted the puck too high, but the goal was upheld upon video review.

Captain Rick Nash tied the game at the 6:53 mark of the final period, beating Greiss to the far corner with a wrist shot.

It was the 275th career goal for Nash and his 16th in 31 games against the Sharks.

Columbus' Dane Byers was ejected from the game early in the second period for a shoulder-to-head hit on San Jose's Andrew Desjardins.

Top Game Performances

San Jose   Columbus
Ryane Clowe 1 Points Rick Nash 1
Ryane Clowe 1 Goals Rick Nash 1
Dan Boyle 1 Assists Nikita Nikitin 1
Ryane Clowe 1 Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Thomas Greiss .962 Save Percentage Curtis Sanford .939
Thomas Greiss 25 Saves Curtis Sanford 31

Team Stats Summary

 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
San Jose 33 2 1-5 2-2 21 24
Columbus 26 1 0-2 4-5 23 28

Upcoming Games

  • Columbus will play their next game at home against Edmonton . The Blue Jackets have a W/L % of .077 after a win and .355 after a loss.
  • San Jose will play their next game on the road against Chicago . The Sharks have a W/L % of .625 after a win and .588 after a loss.
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