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SAN JOSE, Calif. – Joe Pavelski scored the tiebreaking goal early in the third period and Alex Stalock made 18 saves against his hometown team to lead the San Jose Sharks to their seventh win in eight games, 2-1 over the Minnesota Wild on Thursday night.
Brent Burns also scored and Joe Thornton had two assists for the Sharks, who have won five straight at home after a slow start to the season at the Shark Tank.
Christian Folin scored his first career goal to tie the game just 45 seconds before Pavelski's goal, and the Wild lost for the 10th time in their past 11 games in San Jose. Darcy Kuemper made 28 saves.
After the teams combined for just one goal in the first 40 minutes, they each scored once in the opening 2 minutes of the third period.