San Jose Sharks forward Patrick Marleau scored the game-winning goal Saturday night as the Sharks beat the Stars 2-1. Marleau took it upon himself to commemorate his historic night by scoring the game-winning goal, taking the W by a 2-1 score. Pavelski ranks second in the history of the franchise in goals (355), fourth in games played (963) and third in points (761).
Pavelski played for his former team for the first time since signing a $ 21-million, three-year contract with Dallas during the off-season. "I enjoyed it. It was just fun to share it with everybody".
Benn scored from the lunge on a Tyler Seguin pass redirect.
The Sharks tied it with 4:27 left in the first on Burns' ninth goal and second in as many games.More news: Giant tortoise Diego to return home after captive breeding program
Burns left the game in the second period after being hit hard by Roope Hintz, but returned in the third period.
"I think it'll be weird", Pavelski said, according to ESPN's Greg Wyshynski.
Milano pulled the Blue Jackets within a goal at 18:12 of the second, stealing the puck from Burns deep in the San Jose zone and skating to the net before avoiding a poke check from Dell and slipping a backhander between the goalie's pads.
Patrick Marleau, who became the fifth player in National Hockey League history to appear in 1,700 games, also scored for the Sharks, and goaltender Aaron Dell made 27 saves. In the second, they score goals in the second period and then put us away after we killed the penalty off. "They got to play to their strengths, which is spreading out". We just didn't capitalize on some of the looks we had.More news: New York Jets: Top 7 players to watch in National Championship game
"There are going to be breakdowns in games, and their guy made some big stops as well, but you need those saves throughout the 60 minutes and it really energized our team".
Game notes Dallas D John Klingberg (lower body injury) skated on Saturday and will be re-evaluated on Tuesday. Thornton is two games behind Larry Murphy (1,615) for 10th.
The Sharks and Pavelski were in the Western Conference finals last season, a postseason that saw him become an inspirational leader after coming back from a concussion in Game 7 of the opening round against Vegas. San Jose recalled F Lukas Radil from the San Jose Barracuda, its AHL affiliate.More news: Musharraf: Death penalty for ex-Pakistan president thrown out
The Sharks played without captain Logan Couture, the team's leading scorer with 36 points (14 goals, 22 assists).