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  • HOCKEY

    Sharks complete first-ever sweep

  • SAN JOSE, Calif. — Patrick Marleau scored a power-play goal 13:18 into overtime and the San Jose Sharks completed their first playoff sweep in franchise history, beating the Vancouver Canucks 4-3 Tuesday night.
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  • SAN JOSE, Calif. — Patrick Marleau scored a power-play goal 13:18 into overtime and the San Jose Sharks completed their first playoff sweep in franchise history, beating the Vancouver Canucks 4-3 Tuesday night.
    Joe Pavelski scored his second power-play goal of the game to tie it with 4:27 left in regulation. Brent Burns also scored for the Sharks, who will now get a break before beginning the second round of the playoffs next week.
    Mason Raymond, Alex Burrows and Alexander Edler scored for the Canucks, who were unable to hold onto a late third-period lead for the second time this series.
    Cory Schneider made big stops early in the overtime, but gave up the rebound that led to Marleau's series-clinching goal.
    With Daniel Sedin sent off for boarding Tommy Wingels, the Sharks came through with their third power-play goal of the night to win it. Joe Thornton's shot hit off Schneider and the puck was bouncing in the crease when Marleau just got his stick on it to score the winner, setting off a wild celebration at the Shark Tank and sending Vancouver to another early playoff exit.
    Islanders 6, Penguins 4
    At Uniondale, N.Y., John Tavares scored with 9:49 left, and New York tied its first-round series with Pittsburgh with a wild victory.
    Only the final lead was safe in Game 4.
    Tavares slammed in his own rebound in front after Brad Boyes fed him following a turnover by Penguins star Evgeni Malkin. It was the Islanders' third one-goal advantage in the game and the one that earned them a 2-2 tie in the highly entertaining series that has featured 5-4 and 6-4 finishes at Nassau Coliseum.
    Senators 3, Canadiens 2, OT
    At Ottawa, Kyle Turris scored 2:32 into overtime, lifting the Senators into a 3-1 lead. Turris' shot from the sideboards sneaked past Montreal backup goalie Peter Budaj, who came on for the injured Carey Price at the start of overtime.
    Cory Conacher scored with 22.6 seconds to go in regulation to force overtime. Mika Zibanejad had the other goal for the Senators, who got 26 saves from Craig Anderson.
    P.K. Subban and Alex Galchenyuk scored 62 seconds apart in the second period for Montreal. Price made 30 saves two nights after allowing all six goals in Ottawa's 6-1 victory in Game 3. He was injured on Conacher's tying goal late in the third period.
    Blackhawks 3, Wild 0
    At St. Paul, Minn., Patrick Sharp scored two goals for Chicago, and the Blackhawks ratcheted up their defense, putting the Wild on the brink of elimination.
    Bryan Bickell also scored and Corey Crawford made 25 saves for the Blackhawks.
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