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Minnesota vs San Jose Wrap - San Jose Wins 3-1

San Jose got a pair of goals from Patrick Marleau as the Sharks skated to a 3-1 victory over Minnesota on Thursday at HP Pavilion.

San Jose won as a -176 favorite, while Over-Under bettors who played UNDER the total of 5 were rewarded at the payout window.

San Jose got goals from Patrick Marleau (2) and Torrey Mitchell in the victory. Marleau opened the scoring at 2:34 of the second period.

Antti Niemi stopped 21 of 22 Minnesota shots in the victory.

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

Niklas Backstrom stopped 33 of 36 shots for the Wild, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.

On the power play, San Jose went 2-for-5, while the Wild were 0-for-3 with the man advantage.

San Jose outshot Minnesota 36-22 in the game.

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