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San Jose vs Tampa Bay Recap - Sharks Win 5-4

The Sharks got a 3-goal performance from Joe Pavelski as San Jose handed Tampa Bay a 5-4 defeat on Saturday at Tampa Bay Times Forum.

The Sharks were a +100 underdog in the win. The combined score went OVER the total, which closed at 5.5.

San Jose got goals from Joe Pavelski (3), Patrick Marleau, and Matthew Nieto in the victory. Nieto opened the scoring at 9:46 of the first period.

Antti Niemi turned in a 25-save effort for the Sharks.

Martin St. Louis (4) scored for the Lightning, finding the net behind Antti Niemi.

Ben Bishop stopped 27 of 32 shots for the Lightning, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.

San Jose scored 1 time on 2 chances on the power play, while Tampa Bay went 2-for-4 with the man advantage.

Tampa Bay lost the shots on goal battle to San Jose by a margin of 32-29.

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