SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Instead of being discouraged by a triple-overtime loss and a disallowed potential game-winning goal, the San Jose Sharks chose to build on their strong play in the overtime periods.
Joe Pavelski scored two goals and the Sharks used some reconfigured lines to bounce back from the tough loss and beat the Nashville Predators 5-1 on Saturday night to take a 3-2 lead in their second-round playoff series.
“We felt after that last game we played a couple really good periods, some of our better periods of the playoffs,” said Pavelski, whose apparent goal in the first overtime in Game 4 was waved off for goaltender interference. “We had to carry that. It was up to us to really get that momentum back. Guys did a good job coming out.”
Patrick Marleau and Logan Couture also scored as part of San Jose’s new second line and the Sharks moved within one win of…