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Sharks fall to subpar Sabres in shootout 5-4

  • San Jose Sharks' Tyler Kennedy (81), right, fights with Buffalo Sabres' Johan Larsson (22), of Sweden, during the second period of an NHL hockey game on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

But the Sharks erased that lead in a flash.

The first goal came when Joe Pavelski won a faceoff to Marc-Edouard Vlasic, whose shot deflected toward Kennedy, who knocked it in for his second goal of the season 3:19 into the period.

Then just over a minute later, Hertl took a rebound of Scott Hannan's shot and skated around the net for a wraparound goal that was his ninth of the season.

The Sabres appeared on their way to a rare win when Tallinder scored midway through the third and then they had a two-man advantage later in the period. But Jamie McBain hit the post during the 5-on-3, and the Sharks tied it late in the period shortly after a penalty to Marcus Foligno ended.

Wingels dove into the crease to knock in the loose puck to tie the game and excite the sellout crowd.


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