STAR TRIBUNE'S THREE STARS
1. Joe Pavelski, Sharks: Former University of Wisconsin forward scored two power-play goals.
2. Joe Thornton, Sharks: Moved into 26th place all-time with 816 assists (two) and 49th with 1,152 points.
3. Antti Niemi, Sharks: Helped snap San Jose's four-game losing streak by making 28 saves.
By the numbers
3-for-7 Sharks on the power play.