SAN JOSE, Calif. — Brent Burns had a objective and an help, Patrick Marleau additionally scored, and the San Jose Sharks spoiled the return of former star Joe Pavelski, beating the Dallas Stars 2-1 on Saturday night time.
San Jose Sharks defenseman Brent Burns (Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports activities)
Aaron Dell had 27 saves for the Sharks, who’re 5-2-2 over their final 9 video games after going 1-Eight-1 of their earlier 10.
Jamie Benn scored for the Stars, who had a six-game profitable streak halted.
Pavelski was taking part in his former staff for the primary time since signing a $21 million, three-year cope with Dallas in the course of the low season. A video tribute to Pavelski adopted the participant introductions. The previous Sharks captain skated throughout the ice and waved to followers simply earlier than the beginning of the sport.
Joe Pavelski, Dallas Stars (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers)
Pavelski performed 963 video games in 13 seasons in San Jose and is the franchise’s second all-time main objective scorer (355) and ranks third in assists (406) and factors (761).
The Sharks broke a 1-1 tie early within the second when Marleau rebounded a shot by Burns from the blue line and poked it previous Anton Khudobin for his eighth objective.
Benn scored from the slot on a redirect of Tyler Seguin’s move. His 11th objective gave the Stars a fast lead at 1:32 of the primary interval on an influence play.
The Sharks tied it with four:27 left within the first on Burns’ ninth objective and second in as many video games. Burns scored when a move from Timo Meier ricocheted off his skate and thru Khudobin’s pads.
Burns left the sport within the second interval after taking a tough hit from Roope Hintz, however returned within the third.
Khudobin had 24 saves.
NOTES: Dallas D John Klingberg (decrease physique harm) skated on Saturday and will probably be re-evaluated on Tuesday. He’s missed his final three video games. … Sharks C Joe Thornton performed his 1,613th NHL sport to maneuver previous Ray Bourque for 11th place on the NHL’s all-time listing. Thornton is 2 video games behind Larry Murphy (1,615) for 10th. … Marleau turned the fifth NHL participant to seem in 1,700 video games and the youngest to take action (40 years, 118 days). … San Jose recalled F Lukas Radil from the San Jose Barracuda, its AHL affiliate. … Sharks D Erik Karlsson prolonged his level streak to 5 video games with an help on Burns’ objective. He has one objective and 5 assists over that stretch.
Stars: At Colorado on Tuesday.
Sharks: At Arizona on Tuesday.
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