Sharks defeat Wild to end losing skid
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- A lot of things that were going wrong for the Sharks lately went right Thursday night as San Jose stopped its losing streak at four games with a 3-1 win over the Minnesota Wild. Twice in that skid, the Sharks failed to protect two-goal leads. This time, San Jose built its lead to three goals for a little more breathing room to help goalie Antti Niemi earn his 17th win of the season. And all three of the San Jose goals -- two by Joe Pavelski and one by Tomas Hertl -- -- came on a power play that was much-maligned by coach Todd McLellan after his team lost to the same Wild on Sunday at the Xcel Energy Center. "We'll have some things in our tool kit that we can try," ...