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Sharks 4, Bruins 2: Boston's Late Rally Falls Short Against San Jose

BOSTON - Milan Lucic and Tyler Seguin each scored goals within a span of 29 seconds to tie the game at 2-2 late in the third period, but the San Jose Sharks scored two more goal in the final 17 minutes as the B's fell, 4-2, on Saturday night at TD Garden.

Boston (3-5-0) outshot its counterpart by ten, 39-29, and won 34 faceoffs while losing 25. Both teams had seven penalty minutes and both teams were ineffective on the power play (Bruins were 0-for-2 and the Sharks were 0-for-1).

The Sharks (3-3-0) wasted no time, taking a 1-0 lead on Joe Pavelski's fourth goal of the season. Pavelski's goal came at 1:12 of the first period and was assisted by ex-Bruin Joe Thornton, who was playing in his 1,001st career NHL game.

Logan Couture scored his first goal of the season on a second chance opportunity at 8:54 of the second period, assisted by Martin Havlat and Ryane Clowe, to put San Jose up by two goals.

Then, the Bruins came to life. Lucic scored his goal at2:43 of the third period, assisted by Chris Kelly and Patrice Bergeron, to cut the Sharks' lead in half. Seguin tied the game up with his score at 3:12, assisted by Lucic and Kelly.

However, the Sharks scored the go-ahead goal at 8:48 when Boston native and Boston College graduate Benn Ferriero scored on assists from Kamie McGinn and Jim Vandermeer. Patrick Marleau put the nail in the coffin with his empty net goal at 19:55, assisted by Pavelski, to give San Jose its third victory.

Tim Thomas had his moments, but still surrendered three goals on 29 shots while Antti Niemi was perfect for two periods and ended with 37 saves on 39 shots for San Jose.

Boston is off until next Thursday when it hosts the rival Montreal Canadiens.

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