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NHL Game Summary - Buffalo at San Jose



(Tuesday, November 5th)

Final Score: Buffalo 5, San Jose 4 (SO)

San Jose, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Cody Hodgson scored in the fourth round of the shootout to lift the Buffalo Sabres to a 5-4 win over the San Jose Sharks.

After Tomas Hertl was stopped, Hodgson skated in on net and went back and forth with the puck before slamming on the brakes and snapping the puck into the net.

Tyler Ennis and Drew Stafford both had a goal and an assist, while Henrik Tallinder and Cody McCormick also lit the lamp for the Sabres, who snapped a four-game slide. Ryan Miller made 47 saves to backstop the victory.

"To go on the road and play a team like San Jose and come in here and get two points is a big thing for us," Sabres head coach Ron Rolston said.

Hertl had a goal and an assist, while Marty Havlat, Tommy Wingels and Tyler Kennedy all scored for the Sharks, who have lost three straight games, all after regulation. Antti Niemi made 32 stops in the loss.

"We didn't give up and we played hard, but we just couldn't close it out," said Sharks captain Joe Thornton. "It was nice to come back like that in the third period, but we gave them too much and they took advantage of it."

The only goal of the first period went to San Jose after Brad Stuart's shot from the right point was deflected into the slot and Havlat was there to backhand it in at 8:48.

Buffalo tied the game at 2:36 of the second after a turnover in the San Jose zone saw a quick pass from the right point by Jamie McBain find Stafford, whose shot from the slot trickled through the pads of Niemi.

About 3 1/2 minutes later, the Sabres took a 2-1 lead. The puck was lost in the shuffle after a left circle faceoff and McCormick snapped it in for his first of the season.

Buffalo made it a 3-1 game at 1:20 of the third on the power play as Matt Moulson chipped a loose puck from the low left circle back to Hodgson, who skated low before backhanding the puck to the other side, where Ennis shot it home.

San Jose got one back two minutes later as Marc-Edouard Vlasic's shot from the right boards was stopped, but Kennedy was in front to backhand in the rebound.

Hertl tied the game at 4:29 of the third on a wraparound from the right side that got past Miller.

The scoring kept coming as Tallinder gave Buffalo a 4-3 lead at 7:28 when he shot in a loose puck in the slot after the team had a couple of chances in front.

San Jose, though, tied the game with 3:46 to play in regulation as Hertl swept the puck on net from the right side and it sat in the crease before Wingels dove to push it in.

Game Notes

San Jose hosts Vancouver on Thursday ... Buffalo plays in Los Angeles on Thursday and Anaheim on Friday to wrap up its three-game California road trip ... Buffalo has won five straight and seven of eight against San Jose ... Buffalo was 1-for-3 on the power play and San Jose finished 0-for-4.

11/06 02:41:08 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.
San Jose 4/24 10:30 PM ET
Los Angeles NBCSN, CBC, FSN-W, CSN-CA
Western Conference Quarterfinals, Game Four. San Jose leads series, 3-0.
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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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