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Pavelski scores milestone goal, Sharks down Panthers

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Pavelski scores milestone goal, Sharks down Panthers

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SUNRISE, Fla. -- Video replay finally worked in favor of the San Jose Sharks.

Chris Tierney scored in the third period to lift the Sharks over the Florida Panthers 2-1 on Friday night, with San Jose benefiting from two goal reviews.

The last six video reviews had gone against the Sharks in a seven-game span from Nov. 16-24, including two when the Sharks hosted the Panthers on Nov. 16.

Tierney gave the Sharks a 2-1 lead with 12:45 left. Tierney backhanded a rebound from the side of the net and the puck bounced off Roberto Luongo's pads and trickled across the goal line.

The play was reviewed by the officials because it was unclear if the puck completely crossed the line.

"I didn't really see it wholly," Tierney said. "I thought the angle I hit it off his back that it was going to go in. I thought I saw something cross the line. I'm glad we have instant replay and they can check that out."

"I made the save and the guy just happened to be by the net and banked it off of me," Luongo said. "A bit of bad luck on that one."

Joe Pavelski scored his 300th goal, and Aaron Dell made 39 saves for the Sharks in his second consecutive start. San Jose won its third straight game.

Colton Sceviour scored for the Panthers and Luongo stopped 30 shots.

The Sharks tied it on the goal by Pavelski. A loose puck bounced from behind the net, and Pavelski swept it in from in front between the post and Luongo's skate at 11:20 of the second period. Pavelski is the 19th American-born player to reach 300 goals.

"Definitely proud of it," Pavelski said. "I've played with a lot of good players, made a lot of good plays. It's one of those things you just keep moving forward."

The Panthers challenged Pavelski's goal for goalie interference, claiming that Pavelski's skate in the crease crossed the goal line and prevented Luongo from extending his leg to the post to block the shot, but the call stood.

"That was nice," Pavelski said. "That was like six straight (reviews against us) there. Felt like it was going to be seven. I really did. It was nice to see it not overturned."

The Panthers didn't agree.

"I watched it three or four times on the bench and I knew that he couldn't get his (Luongo's) leg over," Panthers coach Bob Boughner said. "There was no way of getting his leg over with Pavelski in the crease, and I thought that would be cut-and-dried call, but it didn't go our way. We had it go our way last game, but in the grand scheme of things we got 40 shots, we've got to score more than one goal."

The Sharks were happy to finally have a review go their way.

"We felt it was a goal, so glad to get it," Sharks coach Pete DeBoer said. "We've had enough of those go the other way and it's cost us some points. So that all evens out."

The Panthers took a 1-0 on Sceviour's goal. Sceviour poked in a loose puck with 1:49 left in the first period.

NOTES: Sharks forward Joonas Donskoi missed the game with a lower body injury and is day-to-day. ... Panthers forward Radim Vrbata returned after missing five games after he was hit in the face with a puck on Nov. 18 against the Los Angeles Kings.

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Sharks: Visits Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday night.

Panthers: Visits the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday night.

Sharks lose in Vancouver for first time since 2012

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Sharks lose in Vancouver for first time since 2012

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VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Sam Gagner scored at 4:34 of overtime and the Vancouver Canucks snapped a four-game losing streak with a 4-3 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Friday night.

Gagner beat Martin Jones with a nice backhand move on a breakaway for his fourth of the season after a feed from Alexander Edler. It was Gagner's first goal in nine games.

Markus Granlund scored twice and Brock Boeser also had a goal in regulation for Vancouver (15-14-4). Henrik Sedin and brother Daniel Sedin each added three assists. Jacob Markstrom made 34 saves.

Brent Burns scored two goals and Marcus Sorenson had one for San Jose (17-10-4). Martin Jones stopped 36 shots for the Sharks, who were playing their second game in two nights after Thursday's 3-2 road victory over the Calgary Flames.

San Jose had won 11 straight at Rogers Arena dating back to the Canucks' last victory on home ice over their Pacific Division rivals all the way back on Jan. 21, 2012. Vancouver was 0-9-2 over that stretch while getting outscored 41-14.

Leading 3-2 through 40 minutes, the Canucks nearly restored their two-goal lead four minutes into the third, but Jones stretched to make a great pad save on Thomas Vanek.

The Sharks mustered only one shot through the first 13 minutes of the final period, but got the equalizer with 5:49 left in regulation when Burns' point shot went off the skate of Canucks defenseman Alex Biega in front and beat Markstrom for his second of the night, sixth of the season and fifth in five games.

Coming off Wednesday's embarrassing 7-1 loss at home to Nashville, the Canucks stormed out of the gate against the Sharks and led 2-1 after the first period before Boeser stretched the lead to two.

The NHL's rookie scoring leader ripped a shot over Jones' shoulder on the power play at 11:56 of the second for his 17th, moments after slicing through the Sharks' defense and ringing a shot off the post.

San Jose got that one back with 1:44 left in the period when former Canucks forward Jannik Hansen started a sequence that ended with Sorenson netting his first past Markstrom.

Already minus five regulars, including two-thirds of their top line with Bo Horvat (broken foot) and Sven Baertschi (broken jaw) out long-term, the Canucks announced Friday morning that shutdown defenseman Christopher Tanev will miss two to three weeks with a groin strain.

Granlund, who came in with one goal in his last 12 games, opened the scoring 44 seconds in on the power play. Daniel Sedin redirected a slap pass in the slot from Henrik Sedin right to Granlund at the side of the net, and he beat Jones between the legs for his fifth.

Vancouver could have easily been up by two or three moments later as the Canucks led 10-0 in shots after just five minutes.

San Jose, which came in 7 for 21 on the power play over its last four games to climb from tied for 24th overall to tied for 11th, tested Markstrom five times on its first man-advantage opportunity before finally breaking through after Vancouver took another penalty.

The Sharks won an offensive-zone faceoff back to Burns, who snapped his fifth past Markstrom at 10:45.

Markstrom stopped San Jose's Chris Tierney on a short-handed breakaway later in the period before Granlund scored his second of the night seconds after the penalty expired. Daniel Sedin's initial shot fell at the top of the crease to Henrik Sedin, who tapped it over for Granlund to put into a wide-open net at 14:27.

NOTES: Canucks center Brandon Sutter and defenseman Erik Gudbranson remain sidelined with upper-body injuries. Vancouver is also without wing Derek Dorsett, who ended his playing career late last month due to spinal problems. ... San Jose forward Joel Ward got an assist on Burns' second goal of the night for his 300th career point in his 700th NHL game.

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Sharks: Monday night at Edmonton.

Canucks: Sunday at home against Calgary.

Check out this hilarious Sharks Christmas music video

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Check out this hilarious Sharks Christmas music video

Everyone knows the classic Christmas songs. Your family probably plays the same tunes year in and year out. 

It's time for the something fresh. 

The San Jose Sharks are here to bring some new flavor to Christmas spirit. On Friday, the team re-released the music video you all need to see, with their song "Holiday Sweater." Turn the volume up for this one.

Merry Christmas and good luck getting that jingle out of your head.