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San Jose Skates Past Minnesota 3-2 - Recap

The Sharks beat Minnesota 3-2 on Thursday, earning a victory backstopped by Antti Niemi's Antti NiemiSaves saves.

Bettors who backed the Sharks were rewarded as -180 favorites at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go PUSH the closing total of 5.

Jamal Mayers, Patrick Marleau, and Logan Couture each scored for the Sharks in the victory. Mayers opened the scoring for San Jose, finding the back of the net at 11:29 of the first period. The goal was assisted by Joe Pavelski and Torrey Mitchell.

Antti Niemi turned in a 28-save effort for the Sharks.

John Madden and Kyle Brodziak scored for the Wild, finding the net behind Antti Niemi.

Niklas Backstrom stopped 47 of 50 shots for the Wild, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.

San Jose scored 1 time on 6 chances on the power play, while Minnesota went 0-for-1 with the man advantage.

Minnesota lost the shots on goal battle to San Jose by a margin of 50-30.

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