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NHL: San Jose 5, Washington 2

SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 8 (UPI) -- Patrick Marleau scored the go-ahead goal in the third period and added two assists Saturday in the San Jose Sharks' 5-2 win over Washington.

NHL: San Jose 7, Tampa Bay 2

SAN JOSE, Calif., Dec. 22 (UPI) -- Logan Couture scored San Jose's fourth and fifth goals during a dominating first period Wednesday, sending the Sharks rolling to a 7-2 victory over Tampa Bay.

NHL: San Jose 5, Colorado 4

SAN JOSE, Calif., Dec. 16 (UPI) -- Brent Burns started a third-period rally and Logan Couture finished it Thursday, sending the San Jose Sharks to a 5-4 triumph over Colorado.

NHL: Anaheim 3, San Jose 2

SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 18 (UPI) -- Teemu Selanne netted two first-period goals Monday and the Anaheim Ducks went on to post their fourth straight win, a 3-2 victory over San Jose.
NHL: Columbus 5, Minnesota 4 (OT)

NHL: Columbus 5, Minnesota 4 (OT)

ST. PAUL, Minn., March 19 (UPI) -- Antoine Vermette scored on a Minnesota turnover with 34 seconds left in overtime Saturday, handing the Columbus Blue Jackets a 5-4 victory.

NHL: Buffalo 3, Minnesota 2 (OT)

ST. PAUL, Minn., March 6 (UPI) -- Drew Stafford's goal 46 seconds into overtime Sunday handed Buffalo a crucial 3-2 victory over Minnesota that boosted the Sabres into a playoff spot.

NHL: Minnesota 4, Edmonton 1

EDMONTON, Alberta, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Matt Cullen and Brent Burns scored 1:46 apart in the first period Tuesday and the Minnesota Wild went on to defeat Edmonton 4-1.

NHL: Minnesota 5, San Jose 3

ST. PAUL, Minn., Dec. 29 (UPI) -- Kyle Brodziak produced the first and last goals of the game Wednesday and finished off a three-goal third period that brought Minnesota a 5-3 win over San Jose.

NHL: Minnesota 3, Los Angeles 2 (OT)

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- Brent Burns scored a power-play goal 2:50 into overtime Saturday, handing the Minnesota Wild a 3-2 victory over the Los Angeles Kings.

NHL: Dallas 4, Minnesota 3 (OT)

DALLAS, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- Stephane Robidas delivered a power-play goal with 1:23 to go in overtime Saturday, lifting Dallas to a 4-3 win over Minnesota.

NHL: Minnesota 4, Edmonton 2

EDMONTON, Alberta, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Kyle Brodziak scored two early goals Thursday, propelling Minnesota to a 4-2 win over Edmonton for its first back-to-back victories of the season.

NHL: Minnesota 3, Los Angeles 2

ST. PAUL, Minn., March 30 (UPI) -- Martin Havlat's third-period goal was the game-winner Monday as the Minnesota Wild defeated Los Angeles 3-2.

NHL: Calgary 3, Minnesota 2 (OT)

ST. PAUL, Minn., Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Adrian Aucoin scored on a deflection with 1:10 left in overtime Thursday to bring the Calgary Flames a 3-2 victory over Minnesota.

NHL: Minnesota 5, Edmonton 1

ST. PAUL, Minn., Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Pierre-Marc Bouchard had a goal and two assists Thursday night, helping the Minnesota Wild cruise to a 5-1 victory over Edmonton.

NHL: Minnesota 3, San Jose 2 (OT)

ST. PAUL, Minn., Dec. 31 (UPI) -- Brent Burns scored 1:38 into overtime Wednesday and Niklas Backstrom made 32 saves, bringing Minnesota a 3-2 victory over San Jose.
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St. Louis Blues Lee Stempniak (12) tries to get the puck away from Minnesota Wild Brent Burns during the first period at the Savvis Center in St. Louis on March 10, 2006. (UPI Photo/Bill Greenblatt)
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William Brent Burns (born March 9, 1985) is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman currently playing for the Minnesota Wild of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Burns was drafted by the Minnesota Wild in the first round, 20th overall, in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft. Burns spent most of his minor hockey career playing for the Barrie Icemen and Ajax Knights of the OMHA. He spent two years playing in the Metropolitan Toronto Hockey league (MTHL) now called the Greater Toronto Hockey League (GTHL) for the North York Canadiens, along with fellow NHL draftees Anthony Stewart and Geoff Platt. Burns then played his OHL career as a right wing with the Brampton Battalion in the 2002-03 season. He led the team in playoff scoring that season with five goals and six assists in 11 games. Burns was runner-up for Most Improved Player in the OHL as voted on by the leagues coaches.

Upon turning professional with the Wild in 2003, Burns was converted to defense by defensively minded coach Jacques Lemaire. Burns played in 36 games with Minnesota in the 2003-04 season, showing flashes of natural ability in rushing from the blueline. After spending the 2004 NHL Lockout in the AHL with the Houston Aeros, Burns adapted as defenseman and earned a regular spot on the Wild team in the 2005-06 season, contributing 16 points in 72 games.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Brent Burns."
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