SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Patrick Marleau scored his NHL-leading 36th and 37th goals, Jason Demers also scored twice, and Joe Pavelski had the winner in the San Jose Sharks' 5-2 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Saturday night.
Evgeni Nabokov made 36 saves to help San Jose win for the sixth time in seven games.
Owen Nolan and Cal Clutterbuck scored for the Wild, who had a three-game winning streak snapped. Josh Harding, who is playing with a sore hip because Niklas Backstrom was worse off with a sore back, made 29 saves.
The first six goals were scored on power plays.
Pavelski scored the go-ahead goal with just over 3 minutes left in the second period.
The Wild struck quickly, with Nolan wristing a shot past Nabokov 6:25 into the game. Nolan, who hurt his right wrist Thursday night in a 1-0 win over Colorado, scored his 13th goal of the season and the first in six games.
Demers answered from just inside the blue line 5 minutes later.
Clutterbuck made it 2-1 with 18 seconds left in the first period, squeezing the puck past a startled Nabokov after taking a nifty pass from Kyle Brodziak.
Demers scored an unassisted goal early in the second period. Pavelski scored on a breakaway after taking a pass from Marleau, and Marleau scored both of his goals in the final 7 minutes.
NOTES: Nolan has eight goals in his last seven games against his former team. ... Pavelski has six goals and seven assists in his last seven games. ... The Wild have lost six of their last seven road games. ... Nabokov is 10-0-1 in his last 11 games against Minnesota. ... Belanger has points in nine of his last 12 games.