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NHL: San Jose 5, Dallas 2

April 3, 2012 at 11:48 PM   |   Comments

DALLAS, April 3 (UPI) -- Logan Couture's power-play goal at 17:24 of the second period Tuesday helped the San Jose Sharks beat Dallas 5-2 for a critical win in the playoff race.

The victory moved San Jose into seventh place in the Western Conference, one point ahead of the Phoenix Coyotes. Couture's goal broke a 2-2 tie and proved to be the eventual game winner.

Antti Niemi shut out the Stars in the third period while the Sharks added two more insurance goals. Niemi finished with 29 saves.

Daniel Winnik, T.J. Galiardi, Ryane Clowe and Joe Thornton accounted for the other San Jose goals.

Brenden Morrow and Alex Goligoski scored for the Stars, who trail Phoenix by two points in the battle for the final playoff slot in the Western Conference. Kari Lehtonen gave up four goals on 25 shots.

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