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NHL Game Summary - Columbus at San Jose



(Friday, February 7th)

Final Score: San Jose 3, Columbus 2

San Jose, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Tommy Wingels scored the eventual game- winner in the third period as San Jose took a 3-2 win over Columbus in the final game before the Olympic break for both teams.

Patrick Marleau and John McCarthy also scored, while Antti Niemi made 19 stops for the Sharks, who won three of four heading into the Olympic break.

Ryan Johansen had a goal and an assist and Boone Jenner also scored for the Blue Jackets, who dropped their final two games before the break. Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 43 shots in the loss.

The Sharks drew first blood at 3:23 of the first period as a scrum off a right circle faceoff saw James Sheppard throw the puck towards the net and it tipped off the stick of McCarthy and in.

"It's been a long time and it felt really good to get one," McCarthy said.

It was a 2-0 game five minutes later as Bobrovsky robbed Brent Burns down low, but the rebound went out to the left point where Scott Hannan drilled a shot that went in off the skate of Marleau.

The only goal of the second period went to Columbus just 18 seconds in as Johansen picked off a bad clear in the high slot and lasered in a wrister.

San Jose gave itself some room at 5:11 of the third when Jason Demers sent a shot on net from the right side that got behind Bobrovsky, with Wingels tapping it in as it sat at the goal line.

The goal proved fortunate as the Blue Jackets made it a one-goal game with 9:15 to play. Johansen grabbed the puck behind the San Jose net and sent a short pass to Nathan Horton, who then dropped it for a one-timer in the slot by Jenner.

"You know, that third goal hurt because instead of it being a one-shot game, it turns into a two-shot game," said Columbus head coach Todd Richards. "That's a very good team over there and you can't give them too many chances."

San Jose, though, was able to limit Columbus' offensive chances, as the team only allowed four shots in the final frame while throwing 18 on Bobrovsky in the period to hang on for the win.

Game Notes

San Jose starts its post-Olympic schedule in Philadelphia on Feb. 27 ... Columbus plays in New Jersey on Feb. 27 ... Columbus won all three games against San Jose last season.

02/08 02:58:05 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
Final
DUR 13
SWB 10
 
5:05pm Tonight
ROC
DUR
 
Final
SEA 2
TOR 8
Final
HOU 10
DET 8
Final
BAL 2
MIA 5
Final
CIN 2
CLE 5
Final
OAK 7
TAM 2
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ANA 1
BOS 6
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MIL 1
ATL 2
Final
NYM 1
PIT 9
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PHI 1
WAS 4
Final
MIN 8
CWS 1
Final
STL 6
KAN 1
Final
CHC 3
ARI 4
Final
SDP 11
LOS 3
Final
SFG 2
COL 11
Final
TEX 5
NYY 2
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KAN
NYY
 
1:10pm Today
COL
CIN
 
1:10pm Today
PHI
NYM
 
1:35pm Today
HOU
BAL
 
2:10pm Today
BOS
MIN
 
2:10pm Today
SFG
MIL
 
2:20pm Today
WAS
CHC
 
4:05pm Today
DET
OAK
 
4:10pm Today
TEX
CLE
 
4:15pm Today
ARI
STL
 
7:05pm Tonight
MIA
PIT
 
7:07pm Tonight
CWS
TOR
 
7:10pm Tonight
SEA
TAM
 
8:10pm Tonight
ATL
LOS
 
9:05pm Tonight
SDP
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Final
ATL 111
CLE 114
9:00pm Tonight
GSW
HOU
 
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TAM 2
NYR 0
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CHI
ANA
 
Final
DUR 13
SWB 10
 
5:05pm Tonight
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