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Boyle's end-to-end rush helps lead Sharks to 6th straight win, 4-2 over Wild

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    San Jose Sharks' Dan Boyle (22) scores past Minnesota Wild goalie Niklas Backstrom, of Finland, during the first period of an NHL hockey game in San Jose, Calif., Wednesday, April 3, 2013. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)The Associated Press

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    San Jose Sharks' Dan Boyle, center, celebrates his goal with teammates Joe Pavelski, right, and Patrick Marleau during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Minnesota Wild in San Jose, Calif., Wednesday, April 3, 2013. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)The Associated Press

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    Minnesota Wild's Ryan Suter (20) clears the puck near the goal next to goalie Niklas Backstrom, center, of Finland, and San Jose Sharks' Brent Burns (88) during the first period of an NHL hockey game in San Jose, Calif., Wednesday, April 3, 2013. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)The Associated Press

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    San Jose Sharks' Brent Burns (88) controls the puck next to Minnesota Wild's Kyle Brodziak (21) during the second period of an NHL hockey game in San Jose, Calif., Wednesday, April 3, 2013. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)The Associated Press

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    Minnesota Wild's Charlie Coyle, center, celebrates his goal with teammate Zach Parise (11) as San Jose Sharks' Tommy Wingels (57) skates past during the second period of an NHL hockey game in San Jose, Calif., Wednesday, April 3, 2013. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)The Associated Press

Dan Boyle scored on a spectacular end-to-end rush with a two-man advantage to help the San Jose Sharks win their sixth straight game, 4-2 over the Minnesota Wild on Wednesday night.

Marty Havlat got the scoring started for San Jose and Joe Thornton broke a tie with a goal off the skate of a Minnesota defender late in the second period. TJ Galiardi also scored and Antti Niemi made 31 saves to help the Sharks move into a tie for fourth place in the Western Conference.

Charlie Coyle and Dany Heatley scored for the Wild, who lost for the third time in four games following a seven-game winning streak. Niklas Backstrom made 29 saves as Minnesota lost consecutive games for the first time since Feb. 12-14 to fall into a tie for the Northwest Division lead with Vancouver.