ANAHEIM (AP) — Brent Burns scored 3:46 into overtime, Martin Jones stopped 34 shots and the San Jose Sharks defeated the Anaheim Ducks 3-2 on Tuesday night.
Melker Karlsson and Paul Martin also scored for the Sharks, who won their third straight game and sixth of their last seven to maintain their lead atop the Pacific Division.
Burns took a pass from Joe Pavelski and made two quick fakes before beating John Gibson for the game-winner. Jakob Silfverberg of the Ducks redirected a shot by Ryan Kesler between Jones’ legs to tie the game 2-2 with 6:25 remaining in regulation.
The Sharks improved to 6-1 in overtime or shootouts this season.
Ondrej Kase scored and Gibson stopped 22 shots for the Ducks, who have dropped three straight.
Karlsson stuck out his stick and redirected a dump-in by Joel Ward, causing the puck to take several odd bounces and careen past Gibson on his right stick side, giving the Sharks a 2-1 lead with 5:52 left in the second period.
Kase, a rookie, scored on a twisting backhand while falling to his knees midway through the second period, tying the game 1-1 on his second career goal.
Martin put the Sharks ahead 1-0 with his third goal of the season, 6:30 into the first period.
NOTES: Ducks D Sami Vatanen did not play because of illness. The Ducks also scratched RW Stefan Noesen. . The Sharks scratched D David Schlemko, C Tommy Wingels and LW Matt Nieto. . The Sharks tied the season series 2-2, with the final regular-season meeting to be played March 18 in San Jose.
Sharks: Close out a successful 2016 at Los Angeles on Saturday.
Ducks: Play at Vancouver on Thursday in the first game of back-to-back road games against Pacific Division foes.
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