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San Jose Skates Past Minnesota 3-2 - Recap

Joe Thornton scored twice to lead the Sharks over Minnesota 3-2 on Saturday at SAP Center.

San Jose won as a -195 favorite, while Over-Under bettors who played PUSH the total of 5 were rewarded at the payout window.

San Jose got goals from Joe Thornton (2) and Patrick Marleau in the victory. Thornton opened the scoring at 11:12 of the second period.

Antti Niemi turned in a 20-save effort for the Sharks.

Minnesota got goals from Matt Cooke and Keith Ballard in the loss, but it wasn't enough.

Minnesota got a 29-stop effort from Darcy Kuemper in the loss.

San Jose scored 0 times on 2 chances on the power play, while Minnesota went 0-for-2 with the man advantage.

Minnesota lost the shots on goal battle to San Jose by a margin of 32-22.

Next game, San Jose takes its act home to face Los Angeles looking for another win. For Minnesota, they head on the road to face Anaheim.