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Sharks rally for a victory over the Penguins

San Jose wipes out a two-goal deficit to beat Pittsburgh, 4-3, in a shootout.

November 03, 2011|Wire reports

SAN JOSE -- Ryane Clowe scored the only goal of the shootout and Thomas Greiss stopped all three Pittsburgh attempts as the San Jose Sharks overcame a two-goal deficit in the third period and defeated the Penguins, 4-3, on Thursday night.

It was San Jose's eighth consecutive home victory against Pittsburgh. The Penguins did pick up their first point at San Jose since a tie in 1999 but still have not won at HP Pavilion since a 5-2 victory Oct. 22, 1997.

Only three players from that game remain active in the NHL, including Sharks forward Patrick Marleau, who scored San Jose's first goal Thursday.

After both teams failed to score in the first two rounds of the shootout, Clowe beat Marc-Andre Fleury with a forehand shot instead of going to his favorite backhand move.

San Jose began a six-game homestand with its sixth win in seven contests.

Evgeni Malkin scored two goals for Pittsburgh, which has lost two in a row after a five-game winning streak.

The Penguins (8-3-3) lead the Atlantic Division by three points and are tied with surprising Toronto atop the Eastern Conference.

San Jose (7-4-0) has won six of seven after starting the season with three losses in four games.

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