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Cheechoo lifts Sharks over Kings in shootout

Mar 15, 2009 - 5:35 AM SAN JOSE, California (Ticker) -- Evgeni Nabokov returned to San Jose's lineup and immediately made an impact, stopping 23 shots in regulation and overtime and six of seven shootout attempts.

No big deal for the All-Star goalie.

"The guys really made it easier for me," Nabokov said after the Sharks' 2-1 victory over Los Angeles on Saturday night. "I didn't have to face a lot of shots. I felt good right off the bat."

Jonathan Cheechoo scored in the seventh round, and Nabokov stopped Teddy Purcell on the final attempt to give the Sharks the victory.

Nabokov missed the previous seven games because of an upper-body injury. The Sharks were 2-5 while Nabokov was sidelined.

"He was zeroed in," Sharks coach Todd McLellan said. "When he was tested he was very sharp."

Milan Michalek scored in regulation, and Joe Pavelski added a shootout goal to help the Sharks snap a two-game home losing streak.

Wayne Simmonds scored for Los Angeles, and Jack Johnson had a shootout goal.

"He played great," Sharks defender Dan Boyle said about Nabokov. "He came through in the shootout and he's the reason we won the two points."

The Sharks opened the scoring when Michalek redirected a pass from Pavelski from the top of the crease at 5:28 of the first period. Simmonds tied it 41 seconds into the second, slipping the puck past Nabokov off a rebound.

Erik Ersberg made 38 saves for Los Angeles. The Kings dropped their sixth straight on the road and fifth in a row to the Sharks.

"We played very well," Kings coach Terry Murray said. "Coming into San Jose at 3 in the morning from Vancouver and coming out with that kind of performance, it was as good as they can play."

Ersberg stopped two point-blank shots in the final 12 seconds of regulation. Patrick Marleau came from behind the net to try and sneak the puck in, and Rob Blake tried to lift the puck over Ersberg's glove.

"We hung in there," Ersberg said. "It was anybody's game. If we play like this over the last 14, we can make things interesting."

The Sharks opened the overtime with 1:43 left on a power play. Ersberg stopped Blake's slap shot 1:07 into the extra period.








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    FINAL IN SHOOTOUT 1ST 2ND 3RD OT TOTAL
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    LOS ANGELES 0 1 0 0 (1) 1
    SAN JOSE 1 0 0 0 (2) 2 FINAL IN SHOOTOUT
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: SAN - MILAN MICHALEK 19 (JOE PAVELSKI, DAN BOYLE) 5:28
    2ND PRD: LOS - WAYNE SIMMONDS 6 (ALEXANDER FROLOV, MICHAL HANDZUS)
    0:41
    3RD PRD: NONE
    OT: NONE
    SO: S.J - DAN BOYLE

    Kings 1, Sharks 2  Final - 2OTMar 15 12:39 AM


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    END OF OT 1ST 2ND 3RD OT TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    LOS ANGELES 0 1 0 0 1
    SAN JOSE 1 0 0 0 1 END OF OT
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: SAN - MILAN MICHALEK 19 (JOE PAVELSKI, DAN BOYLE) 5:28
    2ND PRD: LOS - WAYNE SIMMONDS 6 (ALEXANDER FROLOV, MICHAL HANDZUS)
    0:41
    3RD PRD: NONE
    OT: NONE
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST

    Mar 15 12:30 AM


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    END OF THE 3RD GOING INTO OT
    1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    LOS ANGELES 0 1 0 1
    SAN JOSE 1 0 0 1 GOING INTO OT
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: SAN - MILAN MICHALEK 19 (JOE PAVELSKI, DAN BOYLE) 5:28
    2ND PRD: LOS - WAYNE SIMMONDS 6 (ALEXANDER FROLOV, MICHAL HANDZUS)
    0:41
    3RD PRD: NONE
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- --

    Mar 15 12:21 AM
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    Kings 1, Sharks 1  End of Reg.Mar 15 12:21 AM
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    Kings 1, Sharks 1  3rd - 9:15Mar 15 12:04 AM
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    END OF THE 2ND 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    LOS ANGELES 0 1 1
    SAN JOSE 1 0 1 END OF THE 2ND
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: SAN - MILAN MICHALEK 19 (JOE PAVELSKI, DAN BOYLE) 5:28
    2ND PRD: LOS - WAYNE SIMMONDS 6 (ALEXANDER FROLOV, MICHAL HANDZUS)
    0:41
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    LOS 5

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    Kings 1, Sharks 1  2nd - 10:00Mar 14 11:08 PM


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    LOS ANGELES 1
    SAN JOSE 1
    2ND PRD: LOS - WAYNE SIMMONDS 6 (ALEXANDER FROLOV, MICHAL HANDZUS)
    0:41

    Kings 1, Sharks 1  2nd - 19:19Mar 14 10:56 PM


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    END OF THE 1ST 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    LOS ANGELES 0 0
    SAN JOSE 1 1 END OF THE 1ST
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: SAN - MILAN MICHALEK 19 (JOE PAVELSKI, DAN BOYLE) 5:28
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
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    SAN 11 11
    GOALIES: LOS - ERIK ERSBERG
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    Mar 14 10:37 PM


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    LOS ANGELES 0
    SAN JOSE 1
    1ST PRD: SAN - MILAN MICHALEK 19 (JOE PAVELSKI, DAN BOYLE) 5:28

    Kings 0, Sharks 1  1st - 14:32Mar 14 10:15 PM