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NHL: San Jose 2, Nashville 1

March 3, 2013 at 1:24 AM

SAN JOSE, Calif., March 3 (UPI) -- Joe Thornton and Logan Couture each assisted on San Jose's two power-play goals Saturday, helping the Sharks to a 2-1 decision over Nashville.

The pair quarterbacked the Sharks' power-play unit on tallies by Dan Boyle in the first period and Joe Pavelski in the second as San Jose won for the second time in three games.

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Antti Niemi turned aside 18-of-19 shots to secure the victory.

Gabriel Bourque notched a shorthanded goal and Pekka Rinne made 37 saves for the Predators, who fell for the fourth time in five contests.

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