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Sharks outlast Avalanche 3-2 in shootout, snapping two-game losing streak

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    CORRECTS MONTH TO FEBRUARY, NOT MARCH - Colorado Avalanche goalie Semyon Varlamov, left, blocks a shot from San Jose Sharks' Joe Thornton (19) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot) (The Associated Press)

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    CORRECTS MONTH TO FEBRUARY, NOT MARCH - San Jose Sharks' Logan Couture (39) is congratulated by Ryane Boyle (29) after Couture scored a goal against the Colorado Avalanche during the first period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot) (The Associated Press)

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    CORRECTS MONTH TO FEBRUARY, NOT MARCH - Colorado Avalanche goalie Semyon Varlamov eyes the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the San Jose Sharks, Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot) (The Associated Press)

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    CORRECTS MONTH TO FEBRUARY, NOT MARCH - San Jose Sharks' Logan Couture (39) advances the puck with Joe Thornton (19) past Colorado Avalanche's Jan Hejda (8) during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot) (The Associated Press)

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    Colorado Avalanche's Ryan O'Byrne, right, moves the puck past San Jose Sharks' T.J. Galiardi (21) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot) (The Associated Press)

Patrick Marleau scored in the fourth round of the shootout, Antti Niemi stopped three shots in the final session and the San Jose Sharks showed signs of coming out of a monthlong slump with a 3-2 victory over the Colorado Avalanche on Tuesday night.

Michal Handzus made the first shot and two Sharks missed before Marleau shook Semyon Varlamov, sneaking the puck between the goaltender's legs for the winning score. Niemi turned aside 25 of 27 shots before the shootout and tossed aside John Mitchell's attempt to send it to a fifth round.

Logan Couture and TJ Galiardi also scored goals for the Sharks, who snapped a two-game losing streak. San Jose has won eight straight at home, including three in overtime.

Chuck Kobasew scored in the first period for the Avalanche and Mark Olver tied it with 3:16 remaining in regulation.