San Jose 7, Philadelphia 3

Thursday, February 27, 2014 7:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
San Jose 38-16-1-5 22-4-0-3 16-12-1-2 W3
Philadelphia 30-24-1-5 16-11-0-1 14-13-1-4 L1


Sharks 7, Flyers 3: Joe Pavelski recorded his second career hat trick by scoring three times during a five-goal second period as San Jose won for the sixth straight time in Philadelphia.

Raffi Torres scored twice in his season debut and Logan Couture added a pair in his return from a 16-game absence due to a hand injury. The five-goal middle session helped pave the way for Alex Stalock (27 saves) as the Sharks posted their fourth win in five contests and avenged a 5-2 setback to Philadelphia on Feb. 3.

Defenseman Andrej Meszaros and Brayden Schenn scored 22 seconds apart midway through the first period and Matt Read added a goal and an assist for the Flyers, who saw their four-game winning streak come to an emphatic end.

After tying the contest with a power-play goal, Pavelski gave San Jose a 3-2 lead midway through the second by deflecting defenseman Marc-Edouard Vlasic's shot from the point past Steve Mason (12 saves). Couture cleaned up a rebound 35 seconds later to chase Mason and Pavelski greeted Ray Emery (10 saves) with his career-high 32nd goal at 14:10 of the session.

Playing in his first contest since tearing his anterior cruciate ligament in an exhibition contest in September, Torres drew first blood at 4:25 of the first period by batting a rebound into the net from the doorstep. Meszaros forged a tie just over six minutes later and Schenn's no-look backhander from behind the net caromed off the skate of Sharks defenseman Jason Demers and inside the right post to give Philadelphia a 2-1 lead.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Pavelski registered his first hat trick in a 5-4 victory over Tampa Bay on Jan. 18. Lightning captain Martin St. Louis scored all four of his team's goals in the loss. ... The Sharks went 1-for-5 on the power play to improve to 2-for-34 in the last 10 games. ... San Jose C Tommy Wingels notched an assist to extend his point streak to four games.

Top Game Performances

San Jose   Philadelphia
Joe Pavelski 3 Points Matt Read 2
Joe Pavelski 3 Goals Matt Read 1
Jason Demers 2 Assists Matt Read 1
Joe Pavelski 1 Power Play Goals N/A
Logan Couture 1 Short Handed Goals N/A
Alex Stalock .900 Save Percentage Ray Emery .769
Alex Stalock 27 Saves Steve Mason 12

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
San Jose 29 7 1-5 5-5 10 38
Philadelphia 30 3 0-5 4-5 20 36

Upcoming Games

  • Philadelphia will play its next game at home against NY Rangers. The Flyers have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • San Jose will play its next game on the road against Buffalo. The Sharks have a W/L % of .658 after a win and .591 after a loss.
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