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Sharks win over Canucks in OT 2-1

  • Vancouver Canucks' Mike Santorelli, left, Chris Tanev, bottom, goalie Roberto Luongo and San Jose Sharks' Patrick Marleau, 12, watch as the puck enters the net for the winning goal off the stick of Sharks' Dan Boyle, not seen, during overtime NHL hockey action in Vancouver, British Columbia, on Thursday Nov. 14, 2013. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darryl Dyck)

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — The Vancouver Canucks were about a minute from celebrating a hard-earned victory Thursday night. Instead, they were left to ponder what went wrong against an opponent that almost always has their number.

Tomas Hertl tied the game on a broken play with 65 seconds left in regulation and Dan Boyle won it with a power-play goal at 2:38 of overtime as the San Jose Sharks stunned the Canucks 2-1.

Vancouver had killed off 28 straight power plays until Boyle beat Roberto Luongo with a shot that stood up after a video review.

"This becomes the game, you hear hockey people talk about the hockey gods, where it starts to even out," San Jose coach Todd McLellan said. "We weren't the better team tonight and we have been on the other end of that where we were the better team and found a way not to win it. Tonight we found a way to come back."

The Sharks have won 10 of their last 11 against the Canucks.


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