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Big offensive output leads SJ in Beantown
Sharks win 3rd straight to extend road winning streak
11/17/15 - By Mike Lee -

With the way they're playing on the road of late, the Sharks may never want to come home. San Jose rolled into Boston on Tuesday on a slight high after taking the first two games of their current 6-game road trip, and got out of town with a crazy 5-4 win that saw 5 different players score goals for the visitors. Martin Jones stopped 25 shots to earn the victory.

Martin as the Bruins property for a cup of coffee at the end of last season after the Bruins acquired him from the Los Angeles Kings. Sharks General Manager Doug Wilson gave up a 1st round draft pick to land Jones in an off-season move to land a number one goaltender. Martin has served in the role well for San Jose who parted ways with Antti Niemi last summer.

Jones had to play big late in the game after the Bruins cut the Sharks lead to a lone goal. His biggest save came with less than 10 seconds left in regulation when Brett Connolly ripped a shot from the slot that seemed destined for the back of the net. Jones slid to his left and squared up on the shot, gobbling it up with his chest.

Jones was forced into the position of savior after a back and forth contest that had the Sharks lead, trail, and then lead again.

Joe Pavelski finished the evening with a goal and two assists. His goal came 42 seconds into the contest. Melker Karlsson uncorked a shot from the high slot that hit the right post, then bouncing out to the left side. Pavelski was lurking as the Sharks buzzed Tuukka Rask, and was Johnny on the spot for the quick put-back.

Boston scored the next two goals to erase the Sharks lead and jump out front. Tyler Randell tipped a Dennis Seidenberg shot from the doorstep that slipped between Jones' pads. A Joel Ward hooking penalty ended in a Brad Marchand goal that came on a rebound off Jones. Zdeno Chara wristed a shot through traffic that his Jones right pad. The puck kicked out to Marchand in the slot for the quick return shot.

Joonas Donskoi was credited with a goal with just under 5 minutes remaining in the period when a Paul Martin shot hit him in the league, deflecting and hitting the right post en route to the back of the net. The goal was Donskoi's 3rd of the season.

Loui Ericksson gave the Bruins their last lead of the league 1:53 into the 2nd period off a one-time chance from the left dot. Ericksson wrapped the puck around the left end boards, where David Krejci gathered it, returned the feed for a slap shot that slipped between Jones and the left post.

The Sharks then went on a tear to stun the Bruins.

Joe Thornton and Karlsson teamed up to mimic the Ericksson goal. Thornton scopped up a puck behind the Bruins net before finding Karlsson cutting down the slot. Karlsson teed up a shot that clanked off the crossbar and into the net.

The Bruins were forced to go on the penalty kill after a penalty for too many men at 8:18 of the period. The Sharks beleaguered power play went to work and got the job done. Patrick Marleau converted for his 999th career point, jamming home a loose puck from the left side after Rask lost control of a rebound. Thornton was parked on the doorstep, tying up Rask as Marleau swooped in. The Bruins challenged the goal, arguing that Thornton interfered with Rask.

The goal stood, and Boston's evening proceeded to get worse.

Ryan Spooner tripped Tomas Hertl on the next shift, setting up another Sharks power play. Thornton got in on the act by capping an nifty passing sequence with a shot from the slot that eluded Rask. Marc-Edouard Vlasic, Brent Burns, and Pavelski moved the puck across the blueline then to the left dot before the puck found Thornton.

Burns took his own tripping penalty 6 minutes into the 3rd period to setup the Bruins 2nd power play of the game. Like their first chance, the Bruins converted when Patrice Bergeron pumped a one-time feed from Ryan Spooner past Jones to cut the Sharks lead to a single goal.

Thornton took a high sticking penalty at 12:40 of the period to setup a nerve racking penalty kill. Unlike the two chances that preceded it, San Jose was able to kill off the penalty, but not before the Bruins tested Jones.

Marchand all but killed the Bruins chances of potting the equalizer when his stick got caught in Tommy Wingels ear strap, drawing a high sticking penalty. Wingels pointed out the obvious to referee Francis Charron, by pointing at the stick hanging from his helmet.


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1 2 3 T
SJ 2 3 0 5
BOS 2 1 1 4
1st period - 1, SJ, Pavelski 10 (Karlsson, Burns), 0:42. 2, BOS, Randell 3 (Seidenberg), 9:20. 3, BOS, Marchand 6 (Chara, Connolly), 11:50, (pp). 4, SJ, Donskoi 3 (Martin, Wingels), 15:08.
2nd period - 5, BOS, Eriksson 6 (Krejci, Seidenberg), 1:53. 6, SJ, Karlsson, 2 (Thornton, Pavelski), 5:56. 7, SJ, Marleau 6 (Vlasic, Burns), 8:56, (pp). 8, SJ, Thornton 3 (Pavleski, Burns), 9:21, (pp).
3rd period - 9, BOS, Bergeron 7 (Spooner, Krejci), 6:28, (pp).
1st period - Ward, SJ (hooking), 10:06.
2nd period - McQuaid, BOS (interference), 6:28; Bench, BOS (too many men), 8:18; Sppner, BOS (tripping), 9:07; Randell, BOS (roughing), 11:16.
3rd period - Burns, SJ (tripping), 6:07; Thornton, SJ (high stickign), 12:40; Marchand, BOS (high sticking), 17:20.
Shots Saves
SJ - Jones 29 25
BOS - Rask 28 23
Shots On Goal
1 2 3 T
SJ 9 14 5 28
BOS 9 9 11 29
Power Play Conversion
SJ 2 of 5
BOS 2 of 3
3 Stars of the Game
Joe Pavelski
Brent Burns
David Krejci
Referees: Charron, Martell. Linesmen: Murray, Sericolo.
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