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Burns and Marleau lead Sharks to 2-1 star victory

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Cary Erickson | 14 January, 2020, 10:15

And at 40, Jumbo Joe answered.

Brent Burns had a goal and an assist, Patrick Marleau also scored, and the San Jose Sharks spoiled the return of former star Joe Pavelski, beating the Dallas Stars 2-1 on Saturday night. On Saturday, Marleau reached that milestone, making him the fifth player in National Hockey League history to play at least 1,700 regular season games. "I extended his minutes and he responded positively".

Pierre LeBrun of TSN reported Wednesday night that Couture is expected to miss at least six weeks, a blow to a team that wants to stay in the playoffs for the second time in the past 16 years.

The Sharks, who replaced Pete DeBoer with Bob Boughner one day after the Stars. "I thought Jumbo did that tonight".

"First home game in a couple weeks, guys were rolling, it was nice, good shifts, everyone was working hard on the forecheck", Labanc said.

"That's how we have to play the rest of the season".

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Sonny Milano scored his fifth goal for Columbus, which had its point streak in road games snapped at nine, going 6-0-3 over that stretch.

Labanc interrupted a goalless draw with his tenth goal at 1: 1 of the second. He was in the slot when he picked up a loose puck and fired it past Elvis Merzlikins. Marleau was responsible for commemorating his historic night by scoring the winning goal of the game, taking the W by a score of 2-1. Vasilevskiy defeated the Arizona Coyotes 4-0 on January 9, has not allowed a goal in 145:55, and is 8-0-0 with a 1.63 goals-against average and.946 save percentage in his past eight games.

A turnover by Burns deep in San Jose's end set up Milano's fifth goal. "The toughest part of the transition was leaving the relationships that we had here", Pavelski said.

"They have to show their strengths, which is spreading. Tough start, and they claw their way back and they stumble again", he said. Difference in the game was the puck was off their skate in the net. We just weren't able to predict. "I wanted to get on with the anthem but [the fans] wouldn't let me". Erik Karlsson also was credited with an assist.

"Both teams gave up a lot of chances", Blue Jackets coach John Tortorella said. We didn't do a rigorous pre-test. My concern right now is the start of every period; it's an epidemic ... "They played very, very, well tonight". The goal came four seconds after a Dallas penalty had expired. David Pastrnak had a hat trick and the Bruins separated from Winnipeg.