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Kennedy, Marleau score 15 seconds apart in Sharks' 3-1 win over Maple Leafs

  • San Jose Sharks' Patrick Marleau (12) celebrates his goal with teammate Matt Nieto (83) during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

    San Jose Sharks' Patrick Marleau (12) celebrates his goal with teammate Matt Nieto (83) during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)  (The Associated Press)

  • San Jose Sharks' Tyler Kennedy (81) scores past Toronto Maple Leafs goalie James Reimer during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

    San Jose Sharks' Tyler Kennedy (81) scores past Toronto Maple Leafs goalie James Reimer during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)  (The Associated Press)

  • Toronto Maple Leafs' Roman Polak (46) scores past San Jose Sharks goalie Antti Niemi, bottom center, during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

    Toronto Maple Leafs' Roman Polak (46) scores past San Jose Sharks goalie Antti Niemi, bottom center, during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)  (The Associated Press)

Tyler Kennedy and Patrick Marleau scored goals 15 seconds apart in the first period, and the San Jose Sharks beat the reeling Toronto Maple Leafs 3-1 on Thursday night.

Antti Niemi stopped 24 shots to win his second straight as the Sharks ended a three-game, home-losing streak. Tommy Wingels added an empty-net goal in the last minute.

Roman Polak scored for the Maple Leafs, who lost their third straight and for the sixth time in seven games. Polak's goal was Toronto's first in just over 133 minutes.

James Reimer, who made 39 saves, fell to 1-4 against the Sharks. San Jose won its fourth straight over the Maple Leafs and is 8-1 against them in the past nine meetings.

Kennedy, playing in his second game since returning from an injury, put the Sharks ahead midway through the first period.