Sharks snap losing skid
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- A lot of things that were going wrong lately went right Thursday night as the Sharks stopped their losing streak at four games with a 3-1 win over the Minnesota Wild. Twice in that skid, San Jose 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. "Kind of like deja vu. We go up 2-0 in the first, and I thought we responded a lot better," Logan Couture said. "We were able to get a win we really needed." And all three of the San Jose goals -- two by Joe Pavelski sandwiched around one by Tomas Hertl -- came on a power play that was much-maligned ...