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Niemie has 31 saves, Marleau, Pavelski score in shootout as Sharks beat Avalanche, 3-2.

  • Colorado Avalanche goalie Semyon Varlamov, back, of Russia, deflects shot as defenseman Tyson Barrie looks on against the San Jose Sharks in the second period of an NHL hockey game in Denver on Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

    Colorado Avalanche goalie Semyon Varlamov, back, of Russia, deflects shot as defenseman Tyson Barrie looks on against the San Jose Sharks in the second period of an NHL hockey game in Denver on Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)  (The Associated Press)

  • San Jose Sharks center Tomas Hertl, right, of the Czech Republic, gets tangled up with Colorado Avalanche center Nathan MacKinnon as he rushes the net for a shot in the second period of an NHL hockey game in Denver on Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

    San Jose Sharks center Tomas Hertl, right, of the Czech Republic, gets tangled up with Colorado Avalanche center Nathan MacKinnon as he rushes the net for a shot in the second period of an NHL hockey game in Denver on Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)  (The Associated Press)

  • Colorado Avalanche defenseman Brad Stuart, left, battles to clear San Jose Sharks center Joe Pavelski from in front of the net in the second period of an NHL hockey game in Denver on Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

    Colorado Avalanche defenseman Brad Stuart, left, battles to clear San Jose Sharks center Joe Pavelski from in front of the net in the second period of an NHL hockey game in Denver on Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)  (The Associated Press)

Patrick Marleau and Joe Pavelski scored in the shootout to help the San Jose Sharks beat the Colorado Avalanche 3-2 on Tuesday night.

Antti Niemi stopped 31 shots and both Avalanche players in the shootout to give the Sharks the win.

Semyon Varlamov had a season-high 49 saves and Alex Tanguay and Gabriel Landeskog scored in regulation for the Avalanche, who have one win in four home games this season.

Marleau and Pavelski came through as the first two shooters to put the pressure on Colorado in the shootout. Niemi stopped Tanguay and then made a glove save on Matt Duchene to end the game.