DALLAS (AP) – Patrick Marleau’s breakaway goal 3:20 into overtime lifted San Jose to a 5-4 victory over the Dallas Stars on Wednesday night and snapped the Sharks’ four-game losing streak.

Dallas took a 4-3 lead into the final minute of regulation but Marco Sturm’s power-play rebound with 19.9 seconds left tied it. Brenden Morrow drew a high-sticking penalty with 38 seconds left to give the Sharks a power play, and San Jose pulled goaltender Nolan Schaefer to make it a 6-on-4 skating advantage.

The Stars thought they’d scored the winner 20 seconds into the five-minute overtime on Morrow’s rebound, but the goal was disallowed because it came after an official’s whistle.

Sturm set up the winning goal with a clearing pass to center ice that ended up on the stick of Marleau, who went into the Dallas zone alone. He scored his fifth goal of the season when his forehand beat goaltender Marty Turco.

Marcel Goc, Scott Hannan and Jonathan Cheechoo also had goals for the Sharks.

Schaefer made 12 saves in his NHL debut, coming on in the second period in relief of starter Vesa Toskala.

Rookie Jussi Jokinen scored two second-period goals for Dallas.

Jere Lehtinen added a goal and two assists for Dallas in the first meeting of the season between the Pacific Division rivals.

Trevor Daley also scored for Dallas. Turco made 36 saves, 18 in the third period.

Turco had been 7-0-1 for his career against San Jose.

Goc notched his first NHL goal on a deflection at 6:27 of the opening period. Hannan added his first of the season 36 seconds later to give San Jose a quick 2-0 advantage.

Lehtinen made it 2-1 at 15:09 of the first period with his sixth goal of the season.

Goc was awarded a penalty shot at 17:22 when Turco threw his stick at the puck on a breakaway. Goc failed to convert on the attempt when he fired high on the backhand.

Dallas took a 3-2 lead in the second period when Daley scored his first of the season and second of his career at 6:40. Jokinen added his third of the season 32 seconds later to make it 4-2.

Sharks coach Ron Wilson pulled Toskala after the first Jokinen goal. Jokinen got his fourth of the season at 9:39 of the second period, knocking a rebound past Schaefer.

Cheechoo countered at 10:24 to narrow Dallas’ edge to 4-3.

Notes: Sharks No. 1 goalie Evgeni Nabokov is still out because of a shoulder injury. … Stars D Sergei Zubov was back in the lineup after missing two games due to back spasms. … San Jose had scored five goals in its previous four games.

AP-ES-10-26-05 2332EDT


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