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NHL: San Jose 4, Minnesota 3 (SO)

March 20, 2008 at 1:43 AM   |   Comments

SAN JOSE, Calif., March 20 (UPI) -- Jeremy Roenick scored the deciding goal in a shootout Wednesday, handing San Jose a 4-3 victory over Minnesota.

The Sharks won for the 13th time in 14 games to stay five points in front of Anaheim in the race for the Pacific Division title. San Jose also stayed five points behind Detroit in the battle for the top spot in the Western Conference.

The point picked up by Minnesota lifted the Wild three ahead of Calgary, Vancouver and Colorado in the tightly packed Northwest Division.

Minnesota tied the game with 28 seconds left in regulation on a power-play goal by Marian Gaborik, his second of the contest -- both in the third period.

The Sharks then scored twice in the shootout, getting goals from Joe Pavelski and Roenick, while Brent Burns scored for Minnesota.

Roenick also scored the first goal of the game, giving San Jose a 1-0 lead after one period.

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