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NHL Game Summary - Dallas at San Jose



(Saturday, December 21st)

Final Score: San Jose 3, Dallas 2 (SO)

San Jose, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Joe Thornton scored the lone goal of the shootout in the fifth round, lifting the San Jose Sharks to a 3-2 triumph over the Dallas Stars on Saturday at SAP Center.

San Jose trailed 2-0 early in the second period, but got a goal apiece from Jason Demers and Joe Pavelski to tie the tilt and force an extra session.

After neither team lit the lamp in overtime, the first eight shooters came up empty in the shootout before Thornton ripped a wrister past the blocker side of Kari Lehtonen to put the Sharks in front.

Alex Stalock, who stopped 44 shots through the first 65 minutes, turned away all comers in the shootout to send the Sharks to their third victory in five tries.

Ray Whitney and Antoine Roussel each scored once, while Lehtonen allowed two goals on 39 shots for the Stars, who had won two straight.

With the Stars trailing 2-0 midway through the second, Demers finished off a San Jose counter-attack by blasting a one-timer from the inner half of the right circle that sailed past Lehtonen to make it 2-1 at 11:47.

Pavelski pulled the Sharks even 4:24 into the third when he picked up the puck just outside the right circle and worked his way into the slot before backhanding the disc over the blocker of Lehtonen.

Early on, Whitney whipped a backhander over the glove of Stalock from the left faceoff dot at 4:48 of the first period.

Dallas doubled its lead 4:47 into the second when Alex Goligoski's centering feed from the low right side was re-directed into the back of the net by Roussel amid a scrum.

Game Notes

Demers' goal was his first of the season ... Stalock made his first NHL shootout appearance ... Dallas went 0-for-2 on the power play, while San Jose finished 0-for-3 on the man-advantage.

12/22 01:40:22 ET

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Schedule

Thursday, April 24Full Scoreboard
Boston 4/24 8:00 PM ET
Detroit NBCSN, TSN, NESN, FSN-DET
Eastern Conference Quarterfinals, Game Four. Boston leads series, 2-1.
Colorado 4/24 9:30 PM ET
Minnesota CNBC, TSN2, Alt, FSN-N,WI
Western Conference Quarterfinals, Game Four. Colorado leads series, 2-1.
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Standings

2013 - 2014 NHL Eastern Conference Standings
 
Atlantic Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
p-Boston 54 19 9 117 261 177 31-7-3 23-12-6 18-9-3
x-Tampa Bay 46 27 9 101 240 215 25-10-6 21-17-3 19-8-3
x-Montreal 46 28 8 100 215 204 23-13-5 23-15-3 18-8-4
x-Detroit 39 28 15 93 222 230 18-13-10 21-15-5 17-8-5
Ottawa 37 31 14 88 236 265 18-17-6 19-14-8 14-9-7
Toronto 38 36 8 84 231 256 24-16-1 14-20-7 14-13-3
Florida 29 45 8 66 196 268 16-20-5 13-25-3 13-16-1
Buffalo 21 51 10 52 157 248 13-21-7 8-30-3 7-18-5
 
Metropolitan Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
y-Pittsburgh 51 24 7 109 249 207 28-9-4 23-15-3 20-8-2
x-NY Rangers 45 31 6 96 218 193 20-17-4 25-14-2 16-11-3
x-Philadelphia 42 30 10 94 236 235 24-14-3 18-16-7 15-11-4
x-Columbus 43 32 7 93 231 216 22-15-4 21-17-3 16-13-1
Washington 38 30 14 90 235 240 21-13-7 17-17-7 12-15-3
New Jersey 35 29 18 88 197 208 21-11-9 14-18-9 16-9-5
Carolina 36 35 11 83 207 230 18-17-6 18-18-5 15-13-2
NY Islanders 34 37 11 79 225 267 13-19-9 21-18-2 10-16-4
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
z= clinched overall points title
2013 - 2014 NHL Western Conference Standings
 
Central Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
y-Colorado 52 22 8 112 250 220 26-11-4 26-11-4 19-6-3
x-St. Louis 52 23 7 111 248 191 28-9-4 24-14-3 21-6-2
x-Chicago 46 21 15 107 267 220 27-7-7 19-14-8 13-13-3
x-Minnesota 43 27 12 98 207 206 26-10-5 17-17-7 14-12-3
x-Dallas 40 31 11 91 235 228 23-11-7 17-20-4 13-11-5
Nashville 38 32 12 88 216 242 19-17-5 19-15-7 12-13-4
Winnipeg 37 35 10 84 227 237 18-17-6 19-18-4 9-15-5
 
Pacific Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
z-Anaheim 54 20 8 116 266 209 29-8-4 25-12-4 22-4-3
x-San Jose 51 22 9 111 249 200 29-7-5 22-15-4 18-7-3
x-Los Angeles 46 28 8 100 206 174 23-14-4 23-14-4 16-10-3
Phoenix 37 30 15 89 216 231 22-14-5 15-16-10 14-9-6
Vancouver 36 35 11 83 196 223 20-15-6 16-20-5 12-13-4
Calgary 35 40 7 77 209 241 19-19-3 16-21-4 11-15-3
Edmonton 29 44 9 67 203 270 16-22-3 13-22-6 8-17-4
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
z= clinched overall points title
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