This was Stalock's 14th NHL appearance, 11 of them coming this season. He ran his 2013-14 record to 6-2, having stopped 33-of-35 shots in a shootout win over Chicago in his previous outing.
San Jose won for the 30th time this season, but remains a distant second to the hot Anaheim Ducks in the Pacific Division.
Thomas made 36 saves in the loss.
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