NHL

Couture lifts Sharks past Lightning 2-1

  • San Jose Sharks center Logan Couture (39) battles for the puck against Tampa Bay Lightning left wing Jonathan Drouin (27) during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

    San Jose Sharks center Logan Couture (39) battles for the puck against Tampa Bay Lightning left wing Jonathan Drouin (27) during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)  (The Associated Press)

  • San Jose Sharks goalie Aaron Dell deflects a shot on goal by the Tampa Bay Lightning during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

    San Jose Sharks goalie Aaron Dell deflects a shot on goal by the Tampa Bay Lightning during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)  (The Associated Press)

  • Tampa Bay Lightning Jonathan Drouin, center, celebrates with teammates Vladislav Namestnikov (90) and Alex Killorn (17) after scoring a goal against the San Jose Sharks during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

    Tampa Bay Lightning Jonathan Drouin, center, celebrates with teammates Vladislav Namestnikov (90) and Alex Killorn (17) after scoring a goal against the San Jose Sharks during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)  (The Associated Press)

Logan Couture scored 22 seconds into the third period and the San Jose Sharks beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 2-1 on Thursday night.

Ryan Carpenter also scored for the Sharks, who won their third straight and fifth in seven games overall.

Jonathan Drouin scored for the Lightning, who fell to 2-6-1 in their last nine games and 2-9-3 over their past 14 road games.

Rookie Aaron Dell stopped 24 of 25 shots to improve to 8-2. Andrei Vailevskiy saved 22 of 24 shots.