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Matt Nieto scores with 11.5 seconds left to lead Sharks past Flyers 2-1

  • San Jose Sharks goalie Antti Niemi, of Finland, stops a shot against the Philadelphia Flyers during the first period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

    San Jose Sharks goalie Antti Niemi, of Finland, stops a shot against the Philadelphia Flyers during the first period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)  (The Associated Press)

  • San Jose Sharks center Patrick Marleau (12) lunges for the puck next to Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Nicklas Grossmann (8), of Sweden, during the second period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

    San Jose Sharks center Patrick Marleau (12) lunges for the puck next to Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Nicklas Grossmann (8), of Sweden, during the second period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)  (The Associated Press)

  • San Jose Sharks defenseman Marc-Edouard Vlasic (44) scores past Philadelphia Flyers goalie Steve Mason (35) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

    San Jose Sharks defenseman Marc-Edouard Vlasic (44) scores past Philadelphia Flyers goalie Steve Mason (35) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)  (The Associated Press)

Matt Nieto scored the tiebreaking goal with 11.5 seconds remaining to lead the San Jose Sharks to their first consecutive wins in more than a month with a 2-1 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday night.

Marc-Edouard Vlasic also scored and Antti Niemi made 28 saves for the Sharks, who last won back-to-back games Oct. 26-28 against Anaheim and Colorado. Both two-game winning streaks followed skids of four games as San Jose has gotten off to a slow start this season.

Sean Couturier scored the lone goal for the Flyers, who have lost eight straight road games for their longest skid away from home since March 1998. Steve Mason made 25 saves but had no chance to stop the game-winner.