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San Jose Ices Tampa Bay 5-2 - Recap

San Jose earned a 5-2 victory over Tampa Bay behind a 2-goal performance from Patrick Marleau on Saturday at HP Pavilion.

San Jose was favored by -175 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 5.5.

San Jose got goals from Patrick Marleau (2), Dany Heatley, Logan Couture, and John McCarthy in the victory. Marleau opened the scoring at 12:16 of the first period.

Antero Niittymaki turned in a 33-save effort for the Sharks.

Tampa Bay got goals from Martin St. Louis and Steven Stamkos in the loss, but it wasn't enough.

Mike Smith stopped 34 of 39 shots for the Lightning, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.

On the power play, San Jose went 1-for-7, while the Lightning were 1-for-4 with the man advantage.

Tampa Bay lost the shots on goal battle to San Jose by a margin of 39-35.

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