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Sharks Down Chicago 5-3 - Match Report

The Sharks beat Chicago 5-3 on Thursday, earning a victory backstopped by Antti Niemi's Antti NiemiSaves saves.

San Jose won as a +140 underdog, while Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 5.5 were rewarded at the payout window.

San Jose got goals from Scott Nichol, Joe Thornton, Dany Heatley, Ryane Clowe, and Benn Ferriero in the victory. Nichol opened the scoring at 18:54 of the first period.

Antti Niemi turned in a 26-save effort for the Sharks.

Brian Campbell, Patrick Sharp, and Troy Brouwer scored for the Blackhawks, finding the net behind Antti Niemi.

Marty Turco stopped 20 of 24 shots for the Blackhawks, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.

On the power play, San Jose went 2-for-6, while the Blackhawks were 2-for-5 with the man advantage.

San Jose lost the shots on goal battle to Chicago by a margin of 29-25.

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