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Sharks hold on for 5-4 victory over Bruins

Patrick Marleau and Joe Thornton scored power play goals just 25 seconds apart in the second period to spark the San Jose Sharks to a two-goal lead going into the third, where they hung on for an exciting 5-4 victory over the Boston Bruins at the TD Garden in Boston.

The victory was the Sharks’ third straight victory to open their current six-game eastern swing, and raises their record to 10-8 and tied for second place in the Pacific Division.

The Bruins’ Loui Eriksson scored his sixth goal of the season just 1:53 into the second period to give the Boston a 3-2 lead. From there on, the Sharks owned the period.

First, Melker Karlsson scored his second goal of the season to tie the game. Then, Marleau scored on a rebound for his sixth marker of the year – and his 999th career point – to break the tie.

Only 25 seconds after Marleau’s goal, Thornton scored the eventual game-winner with a sweet one-timer after the Sharks played a quick game of tick-tack-toe with the puck..

Martin Jones got the win in goal for the Sharks, stopping 25 of the 29 shots he faced. Jones has the win in all three of the Sharks’ road victories on this trip. Defenseman Brent Burns tallied three assists and ate up 27:30 in ice time on the blue line. 

Next up for the Sharks is a trip to The City of Brotherly Love, Philadelphia, where they take on the Flyers Thursday night.

Photo Credit:  Maddie Meyer/Getty Images

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