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New Jersey Falls 5-2 to Sharks - Recap

San Jose got 3 goals from Joe Thornton en route to a 5-2 victory over New Jersey on Wednesday at HP Pavilion.

Bettors who backed the Sharks were rewarded as -155 favorites at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 5.5.

San Jose got goals from Joe Thornton (3), Patrick Marleau, and Dany Heatley in the victory. Thornton opened the scoring at 9:57 of the first period.

Antero Niittymaki turned in a 27-save effort for the Sharks.

David Clarkson and Andy Greene scored for the Devils, finding the net behind Antero Niittymaki.

Martin Brodeur stopped 34 of 39 shots for the Devils, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.

San Jose scored 1 time on 3 chances on the power play, while New Jersey went 1-for-5 with the man advantage.

San Jose outshot New Jersey 39-29 in the game.

San Jose looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Ducks. The Devils will aim to get back on the winning track at Anaheim.