Sharks hold on against Stars to win 5-4


DALLAS — Tomas Hertl scored early in the third period to help the Sharks take a big lead and the San Jose squad held on to beat the Dallas Stars 5-4 on Friday to end a five-game streak. defeats.

Alexander Barabanov, Logan Couture, Timo Meier and Hertl each had a goal and an assist.

Evgeny Svechnikov also hit the mark to help the Sharks secure their first win since Oct. 27 and only their fourth in 16 games. James Reimer made 25 saves to end a four-game losing streak.

Couture also fought, earning him a Gordie Howe-style hat trick.

Jamie Benn scored twice in the first period and Roope Hintz and Joe Pavelski also scored for the Stars. Jason Robertson had two assists.

Jake Oettinger allowed five goals on 18 shots after leading the NHL in goals-against-average (1.40) and save percentage (.952). He allowed more than two goals for the first time this season. He was making a comeback after missing four games with a lower-body injury.




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