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Sharks win sixth game in a row

Boyle's goal in shootout is the difference in victory over Columbus.

November 05, 2009|Associated Press

COLUMBUS, OHIO — San Jose defenseman Dan Boyle scored the lone goal in a shootout, and Evgeni Nabokov stopped all three Columbus shooters to give the Sharks their sixth straight win, a 3-2 victory over the Blue Jackets on Wednesday night.

Nabokov made 26 saves in regulation and overtime, then stopped attempts by Nikita Filatov, Anton Stralman and Rick Nash in the tiebreaker.

Joe Thornton scored and Dany Heatley had a power-play goal for San Jose. The Sharks have won eight of their last nine games.

Nash had a power-play goal and Jason Chimera also scored for the Blue Jackets.

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