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San Jose Sharks center Joe Thornton (19) moves the puck around Minnesota Wild defenseman Keith Ballard (2) during the third period at SAP Center at San Jose. Sharks won 3 to 2 in overtime. Bob Stanton-USA TODAY Sports

Thornton's OT goal lifts Sharks over Wild

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By Ross McKeon, The Sports Xchange

Minnesota 2  San Jose 3

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Contract extensions agreed upon Friday by center Joe Thornton and left winger Patrick Marleau paid immediate dividends on Saturday night.


Thornton scored his second goal of the game 3:30 into overtime after center Patrick Marleau tied it in regulation as the San Jose Sharks beat the Minnesota Wild 3-2.

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