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Clowe remains hot as Sharks win third straight

Jan 7, 2007 - 8:06 AM
SAN JOSE, California (Ticker) -- Two days after a career effort, Ryane Clowe outdid himself.

Clowe registered his first career hat trick to help the San Jose Sharks to their third straight win, a 5-2 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets.

In Thursday's 9-4 rout of Detroit, Clowe notched his his first career two-goal game. He was one better in this one, scoring once in the opening period and twice in the third to raise his season total to eight.

"Yeah, it feels great," Clowe said. "I kind of did that in Cleveland for a couple of years before I came up here, playing in front of the net like that, I scored probably 15 goals like that in the lockout (2004-05) year."

"The goals Ryane Clowe scored are tough, right there in the crease," San Jose center Joe Thornton said. "Working for him like that, obviously, for him to score two the other night and three tonight, he's playing great for us. Now we're going to start expecting that every night out of him."

Following a four-point performance on Thursday, captain Patrick Marleau recorded a goal and two assists, while Thornton set up three tallies for the Sharks.

Gilbert Brule and Nikolai Zherdev scored power-play goals and Fredrik Norrena made 28 saves for Columbus, which has lost four of six.

A key for San Jose was its power play, which went 5-for-10 with the extra skater.

"It's really tough playing a team this good on the power play when you take a lot of penalties," Columbus left wing Frederik Modin said. "We were in the box a lot, and you can't do that against a team that is number one in the league on the power play.

"The key tonight, I think, is staying out of the box and not giving them so many opportunities on the power play."

San Jose defenseman Christian Ehrhoff had a "Gordie Howe" hat trick - a goal and assist and a fight.

"Yes, I'm familiar with the term," Ehrhoff said. "It's fun, it's good. It doesn't happen too often for me, I would say. First fight since I came to America. I had a couple in Germany, but I don't count those."








  • NHL
    FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    COLUMBUS 0 1 1 2
    SAN JOSE 2 1 2 5 FINAL
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: SAN - PATRICK MARLEAU 19 (JOE THORNTON, CHRISTIAN EHRHOFF)
    4:22
    SAN - (PP) RYANE CLOWE 6 (PATRICK MARLEAU, MARC-EDOUARD
    VLASIC) 5:00
    2ND PRD: COB - (PP) GILBERT BRULE 4 (ADAM FOOTE, RON HAINSEY) 3:47
    SAN - (PP) CHRI

    Jan 7 1:11 AM


  • NHL
    COLUMBUS 2
    SAN JOSE 5
    3RD PRD: SAN - (PP) RYANE CLOWE 8 (JONATHAN CHEECHOO) 16:18

    Blue Jackets vs. SharksJan 7 1:06 AM


  • NHL
    COLUMBUS 2
    SAN JOSE 4
    3RD PRD: COB - (PP) NIKOLAI ZHERDEV 7 (GILBERT BRULE, ROSTISLAV
    KLESLA) 15:05

    Blue Jackets vs. SharksJan 7 1:04 AM


  • NHL
    COLUMBUS 1
    SAN JOSE 4
    3RD PRD: SAN - (PP) RYANE CLOWE 7 (MARC-EDOUARD VLASIC, JOE THORNTON)
    5:24

    Blue Jackets vs. SharksJan 7 12:42 AM


  • NHL
    END OF THE 2ND 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    COLUMBUS 0 1 1
    SAN JOSE 2 1 3 END OF THE 2ND
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: SAN - JOE PAVELSKI 10 (PATRICK MARLEAU, JOE THORNTON) 4:22
    SAN - (PP) RYANE CLOWE 6 (PATRICK MARLEAU, MARC-EDOUARD
    VLASIC) 5:00
    2ND PRD: COB - (PP) GILBERT BRULE 4 (ADAM FOOTE, RON HAINSEY) 3:47
    SAN - (P

    Jan 7 12:15 AM


  • NHL
    COLUMBUS 1
    SAN JOSE 3
    2ND PRD: SAN - (PP) CHRISTIAN EHRHOFF 9 (JOE THORNTON, PATRICK
    MARLEAU) 18:03

    Blue Jackets vs. SharksJan 7 12:14 AM


  • NHL
    COLUMBUS 1
    SAN JOSE 2
    2ND PRD: COB - (PP) NIKOLAI ZHERDEV 7 (ADAM FOOTE, RON HAINSEY) 3:47

    Blue Jackets vs. SharksJan 6 11:48 PM


  • NHL
    END OF THE 1ST 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    COLUMBUS 0 0
    SAN JOSE 2 2 END OF THE 1ST
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: SAN - JOE PAVELSKI 10 (PATRICK MARLEAU, JOE THORNTON) 4:22
    SAN - (PP) RYANE CLOWE 6 (PATRICK MARLEAU, MARC-EDOUARD
    VLASIC) 5:00
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    COB 7

    Jan 6 11:22 PM


  • NHL
    COLUMBUS 0
    SAN JOSE 2
    1ST PRD: SAN - (PP) RYANE CLOWE 6 (PATRICK MARLEAU, MARC-EDOUARD
    VLASIC) 5:00

    Blue Jackets vs. SharksJan 6 10:51 PM


  • NHL
    COLUMBUS 0
    SAN JOSE 1
    1ST PRD: SAN - JOE PAVELSKI 10 (PATRICK MARLEAU, JOE THORNTON) 4:22

    Blue Jackets vs. SharksJan 6 10:47 PM