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OT
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45 SOG
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game recap

Sharks 5, Flyers 4, OT

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 4:46 AM

Associated Press

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Sharks 5, Flyers 4, OT
Philadelphia Flyers 4, San Jose Sharks 5

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Dan Boyle scored on a sublime setup pass from Joe Thornton 85 seconds into overtime, and the San Jose Sharks rallied from a two-goal deficit for a 5-4 victory over Philadelphia on Saturday night, keeping the Flyers winless (0-3-2).

Devin Setoguchi tied it with 4:44 left in regulation for the Sharks, whose four-game winning streak to start the season ended in Anaheim on Friday night. San Jose struggled against goalie Antero Niittymaki despite a 44-17 shot advantage, but Thornton collected a puck on the boards and avoided two defenders before putting it on Boyle's tape for the defenseman's first goal with the Sharks.

Danny Briere scored two goals for the Flyers, who are winless through five games for the first time since 1999 despite holding a lead most of the night. Philadelphia hasn't beaten the Sharks in eight tries over the last nine years.

Evgeni Nabokov made just 13 saves for San Jose, and Boyle had a goal and two assists in his most productive game in teal. Christian Ehrhoff and Jonathan Cheechoo each had a goal and an assist, and Joe Pavelski scored a tying goal early in the third period.

The Sharks played without high-scoring forward Milan Michalek and defenseman Doug Murray, who both missed their first games of the season with undisclosed injuries.

Jeff Carter scored a short-handed goal and Niittymaki made 39 saves for the Flyers, who broke down defensively at the most inopportune times - a recurring theme in their miserable start. Braydon Coburn also scored for Philadelphia, which held a players-only meeting after coach John Stevens made several alterations to his top three lines following Thursday's loss at Colorado.

Briere got his first goal of the season in the first period before adding a breakaway score with 8:49 left in regulation, and it's likely no coincidence his scoring drought ended in his first game back at center on a line with Simon Gagne and Mike Knuble, his linemates early last season.

The former 95-point scorer began this season at right wing alongside Gagne and centered by captain Mike Richards.

After San Jose entered the third period trailing despite a 19-4 shot advantage in the second, Pavelski tied it when he outhustled Coburn and Kimmo Timonen, splitting the Flyers defensemen and beating them to a rebound of his shot.

Setoguchi jumped on a weak-side rebound to tie it four minutes later after Briere's second goal. Cheechoo had a golden chance on a 2-on-1 with 2:50 left, but Niittymaki did the splits while making a breathtaking glove save.

Notes: The clubs meet again in Philadelphia on Tuesday, when San Jose begins a three-game road trip. ... The Flyers moved up the start time of next Saturday's game against New Jersey from 7 p.m. to 4 p.m. to avoid conflict with the Phillies' World Series game across the street. ... Nabokov made a tough play late in the second period when a high Philadelphia shot off the rear glass landed on top of his net. Nabokov alertly covered the puck with his glove before it bounced down into his crease.

scoring summary
1st Period
14:51
PHI
Daniel Briere (1) ASST: Mike Knuble (2), Kimmo Timonen (3)
1 - 0 PHI
2nd Period
00:31
PHI
Braydon Coburn (1) ASST: Jeff Carter (1), Kimmo Timonen (4)
2 - 0 PHI
01:54
SJS
Christian Ehrhoff (2) ASST: Ryane Clowe (2), Michael Grier (2)
2 - 1 PHI
06:48
PHI
SHG - Jeff Carter (3) ASST: NONE
3 - 1 PHI
18:20
SJS
PPG - Jonathan Cheechoo (4) ASST: Marc-Edouard Vlasic (3), Dan Boyle (3)
3 - 2 PHI
3rd Period
05:43
SJS
Joe Pavelski (2) ASST: Jonathan Cheechoo (2), Marc-Edouard Vlasic (4)
3 - 3 Tie
11:11
PHI
Daniel Briere (2) ASST: Mike Knuble (3), Simon Gagne (1)
4 - 3 PHI
15:16
SJS
Devin Setoguchi (3) ASST: Jeremy Roenick (1), Dan Boyle (4)
4 - 4 Tie
OT Period
01:25
SJS
Dan Boyle (1) ASST: Joe Thornton (5), Christian Ehrhoff (3)
5 - 4 SJS
penalty summary
1st Period
09:40
SJS
Rob Blake  Roughing against  Steve Downie
09:40
PHI
Steve Downie  Roughing against  Rob Blake
15:16
SJS
Jody Shelley  Fighting against  Riley Cote
15:16
PHI
Riley Cote  Fighting against  Jody Shelley
17:44
PHI
Mike Richards  Roughing against  Michael Grier
17:44
PHI
Scott Hartnell  Roughing against  Dan Boyle
17:44
PHI
Braydon Coburn  Holding the stick against  Michael Grier
17:44
SJS
Dan Boyle  Roughing against  Mike Richards
17:44
SJS
Michael Grier  Roughing against  Scott Hartnell
20:00
SJS
Marcel Goc  Roughing against  Scottie Upshall
20:00
PHI
Scottie Upshall  Roughing against  Marcel Goc
2nd Period
03:07
PHI
Steve Eminger  Interference against  Joe Thornton
03:07
PHI
Scottie Upshall  Hooking against  Jonathan Cheechoo
06:27
PHI
Luca Sbisa  Hooking against  Jody Shelley
09:54
PHI
Steve Downie  Too many men on the ice
14:29
SJS
Dan Boyle  Tripping against  Daniel Briere
16:59
PHI
Steve Downie  Slashing against  Ryane Clowe
18:43
SJS
Rob Blake  Interference against  Mike Richards
3rd Period
06:14
PHI
Daniel Briere  Holding against  Jeremy Roenick
OT Period
NONE
goalie stats
Antero Niittymaki
SA: 45TOI: 61:25
Saves: 40EV: 26 - 30
PIM: 0PP: 14 - 15
SV%: .889SH: 0 - 0
Evgeni Nabokov
Evgeni Nabokov
4-1-0
SA: 17TOI: 61:24
Saves: 13EV: 13 - 16
PIM: 0PP: 0 - 0
SV%: .765SH: 0 - 1
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