SHARKS 6, WILD 5
Logan Couture had a goal and three assists, Evander Kane scored his team-leading 10th of the season and San Jose held off Minnesota.
Tomas Hertl added a goal and two assists for the Sharks in their second consecutive win after dropping five straight and seven of eight.
Eric Staal had a goal and two assists for the Wild, who lost for the fourth time in five games.
Minnesota trailed 6-2 midway through the third period before scoring three straight goals – the first two in a span of 74 seconds. Brad Hunt got his fifth goal and Ryan Donato his first for the Wild. Justin Zucker’s fifth with 4:35 left cut it to 6-5.
Sharks goalie Martin Jones made 21 saves, highlighted by a terrific stop of a potential tying goal with just under 2:30 left, when he got his pad on Zach Parise’s shot in front.
Timo Meier, Marcus Sorensen and Radim Simek also scored for the Sharks, who led 4-0 after the first.
Luke Kunin had a goal for the Wild. Devan Dubnyk made 17 saves in the final two periods after replacing Alex Stalock.
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