Meier’s OT goal pushes San Jose by Philadel­phia

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Timo Meier scored twice, in­clud­ing the game-win­ner 13 sec­onds into over­time, as the Sharks slipped past the Philadel­phia Fly­ers 4-3 on Satur­day night at SAP Cen­ter.

Meier’s 11th goal of the sea­son, and eighth in his past seven games, came off an as­sist by Lo­gan Cou­ture and gave the Sharks 17 points, two points be­hind Pa­cific Divi­sion­lead­ing Cal­gary.

Martin Jones had 22 saves for San Jose. Philadel­phia got 31 from Cal Pickard.

Joe Thorn­ton, play­ing in his fourth game of the sea­son, had his first goal of the sea­son. It came at 15:03 of the third pe­riod and tied the game at 3-3.

Joe Pavel­ski also scored for San Jose, which got two as­sists from Kevin La­banc.

Nolan Pa­trick, Jor­dan Weal and Jakub Vo­racek scored for the Fly­ers, who led 2-1 af­ter one pe­riod and 3-2 at the end of two pe­ri­ods.

The Sharks took 35 shots on goal, 10 more than the vis­i­tors man­aged.

Kings 4, Blue Jack­ets 1: Dustin Brown had a goal and two as­sists, Jack Camp­bell made 26 saves and host Los An­ge­les got its sec­ond win in the past nine games. The Kings led 2-1 in the third pe­riod when they put the game away with a two short-handed goals 57 sec­onds apart.

Sabres 9, Se­na­tors 2: Ja­son Pom­inville and Jeff Skin­ner each had two goals and an as­sist to lead Buf­falo past vis­it­ing Ot­tawa. Conor Sheary, Casey Mit­tlestadt, Pa­trik Ber­glund and Zem­gus Gir­gen­sons added a goal and an as­sist apiece, Kyle Ok­poso also scored, Jack Eichel had three as­sists and Li­nus Ull­mark made 27 saves for the Sabres, who snapped a three-game los­ing streak. Preda­tors 1, Bru­ins 0: Pekka Rinne cel­e­brated his 36th birth­day and a con­tract ex­ten­sion by shut­ting out vis­it­ing Bos­ton. Rinne stopped 26 shots. The Preda­tors an­nounced be­fore the game they had signed the Vez­ina Tro­phy win­ner to a two-year ex­ten­sion worth $10 mil­lion.

Wild 5, Blues 1: Eric Staal got his 400th ca­reer goal, and Nick Seeler, J.T. Brown, Matt Dumba and Eric Fehr also scored for vis­it­ing Min­nesota. De­van Dub­nyk stopped 15 shots. Flames 5, Black­hawks 3: Sean Mon­a­han scored two goals and host Cal­gary over­came a two-goal deficit to win its fourth in a row. Chicago has lost five straight.

Light­ning 4, Cana­di­ens 1: Steven Stamkos scored two goals to lead vis­it­ing Tampa Bay. J.T. Miller and Yanni Gourde also scored for the Light­ning, win­ners of nine of 13 games this sea­son. An­ton Stral­man had three as­sists.

Golden Knights 3, Hur­ri­canes 0: Marc-An­dre Fleury stopped 34 shots for his sec­ond shutout of the sea­son as host Ve­gas handed Carolina its fourth con­sec­u­tive loss.

Maple Leafs 5, Pen­guins 0: Fred­erik An­der­sen made 31 saves for his first shutout of the sea­son. Mor­gan Rielly scored twice and John Tavares had a goal and an as­sist to help Toronto im­prove to 6-0 on the road.

Is­landers 3, Devils 0: Thomas Greiss made 35 saves for his first shutout of the sea­son as host New York won its fifth straight. It was Greiss’ ninth ca­reer shutout. Dat­ing to Oct. 28, Greiss has al­lowed four goals on 114 shots. Jor­dan Eberle, Brock Nel­son and Scott May­field scored for New York, which im­proved to 6-0-0 against the Metropoli­tan Divi­sion this sea­son. Josh Bai­ley had two as­sists to ex­tend his point streak to eight games.

Stars 4, Cap­i­tals 3: Ja­son Spezza and Tyler Pitlick scored 10 sec­onds apart and Ja­son Dick­in­son had the over­time win­ner for vis­it­ing Dal­las. Dick­in­son scored 3:17 into over­time.

Oil­ers 4, Red Wings 3: Kyle Brodziak scored his first two goals of the sea­son and cen­ter Con­nor Mc­David ran his point streak to seven games for vis­it­ing Ed­mon­ton.

Ben Mar­got / As­so­ci­ated Press

The Sharks’ Timo Meier (sec­ond from left) cel­e­brates his game-win­ning goal with team­mates Satur­day night in San Jose.

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