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Three members of thede-
fendingWestern Conference-
championSharks were named
NHL All-Stars on Tuesday.
Forward Joe Pavelski, de-
fenseman BrentBurns and
goalie Martin Jones will play in
the Jan. 29 game inLos Ange-
les. Sharks head coach Peter
DeBoer will coach the Pacific
Division team.

This is Burns’ fourth All-
Star selection, the second for
Pavelski, and the first forJones.
Chicago led the league with
four players chosen.
The formatagain will be a
3-on-3 tournament featuring a
team from each of the NHL’s
four divisions.The pla yers also
will compete in askills compe-
titionJan. 28.
The rosters for the game are
brimming with top-shelf talent,

though they lack an unusual
fan-picked favorite likeJohn
The Pacific Divisionwon the
tournament lastyear, but the
weekendwas dominatedby the
unlikelystory of Scott.The
journeyman enforcer scored
two goals andwas voted the
MVP after an equally improb-
able grassroots online cam-
paignby fans tovote him into
the game as a captain —even
after hewas tra ded from Arizo-
na toMontreal and sent to the
The NHLchangedits fan-
voting rules this season to
reduce thechances of a similar
situation,adding stip ulations
that players had to be on their
team’s rosterNov. 1 and hadn’t

been sent to the minors before
Jan. 26.The fans’ eminently
logicalchoices for captains this
time aroundwere Pittsburgh’s
Sidney Crosby, Edmonton’s
P.K. Subban —who has been
out with an injury since Dec. 15
— andMontreal goalie Carey
Although somefans were
angeredby the rule change,
major sports leagues are
searching for balance between
encouragingfan participation
in All-Starevents and trivializ-
ing thoseshowcases withvote
manipulation and organized
The rosters include many
recognizable names, including
AlexOvechkin,Evgeni Malkin,

John Tavares, ErikKarlsson
and Chicago teammatesPat-
rick Kane, JonathanToews,
DuncanKeith and Corey Craw-
McDavid, the NHL’s 19-year-
old leading scorer with 48
points, is headed to his first
All-StarGame after missing
last season’s with a broken
collarbone. Crosby, rig ht be-
hind McDavid with 44 points,
surprisingly hasn’t played in an
All-StarGame since his second
NHL season in 2007, missing
four subsequent selections
because of injuries.
The coa ches will be Colum-
bus’ John Tortorella,Minneso-
ta’s Bruce Boudreau,Montre-
al’s Mich el Therrien and De-


.avelskic Burnsc

ones get honor


EDMONTON, Alberta —
Halfway through the season,
Mikkel Boedker managed to
double hisgoal-scoring total in
one game.
Boedker scored threegoals
for his fourth career hat trick to
lead theSharks to a 5-3 victory
over the Edmonton Oilers on
Tuesday night.
“A game like that,when you
score onyour firstshift, you’re
going to feelgood thewhole
game.They camemy way to-
day. Three good goals,” Boedk-
er said.“After struggling and
not producing,you al ways feel
pressure.Now you ha ve to
expect togo out anddo the
things I’m relied on todo.”
Sharks head coach Peter
DeBoer saidgetting the27-year-
old going again will bekey to
his team’s second-half success.
“That’s whatwe need from
him,” DeBoer said. “Hewas
playingwell before Christmas,
and we knew these types of
gameswere coming.He’s in for
a big second half, andwe need
BrentBurns andLogan
Couture also scored for the
Sharks, who won ba ck-to-back
games after losing three in a
row. Martin Jones stopped 33
Drake Caggiu la, Matthew
Benning and Oscar Klefbom
scored for the Oilers, losers of
two straight. CamTalbot fin-
ished with 23 saves.
Burns’ pointshot through
traffic gave the Sharks a 2-1 lead
with 18 seconds remaining in
the opening period.It was
Burns’ 16thgoal of the season.
Boedker then scored twice
6½ minutesapart in the second
to gi ve San Jose a three-goal
lead. Boedker completed the
hat trickat 8:55 with a tip-in

from in front to makeit 4-1. It
was his second hat trickagainst
the Oilers.His first three hat
tricks camewhile hewas play-
ing for Arizona.
Benning, with his second
careergoal, got the Oilers back
in it 22 seconds into the third,
and Klefbom’s slap shot off a
face-off2:23 later pulled the
Oilers to4-3.
Couture put theSharks back
up by two at 5:06, as the re-
bound of hisshot went off his

leg and inwhile hewas crash-
ing the net.
The Sharks took a1-0 lead
1:39 into the opening period as
Boedkergot to a rebound and
lifted the puckover the sprawl-

ing Talbot, who was making
his NHL-leading 38thstart of
the season.
Caggiu la tiedit for Edmon-
ton with four minutes left in
the first.He fought off two
Sharks de fendersat the side of
the net before hooking a back-
handshot pastJones.
San Jose defensemanMarc-
EdouardVlasic returned to the
lineup after missing four games
following being hit in theface
with a puck.


Boedker’s Rreakout does the trick


Jason Franson /Associated Press
Sharks wingMikkel Boedker (89) scored on hisfirst shift andthen twice inthe second periodfor his fourth career hat trick.

Who:Sharks(25- 14 -2) at
Calgary(22- 19 -2)

Sharks 5, Oilers 3
Sharks............................ 221 —
Edmonton........................ 102 —
FIRSTPERIOD —1,San Jose, Boedker 4 (Haley, Burns),
1:39. 2,Edmonton,Caggiula 3 (Kassian,Pouliot), 15:53.
3,San Jose, Burns 16 (Vlasic,Pavelski), 19:42.Penal-
ties—Mcdavid, EDM, (hooking), 3:47; Braun,SJ, (trip-
ping), 6:57; Maroon, EDM, (holding stick), 17:38.
SECOND PERIOD —4,San Jose, Boedker 5 (Burns,
Karlsson), 2:24. 5,San Jose, Boedker 6 (Haley,Vlasic),
8:55.Penalties—Marleau,SJ, (high sticking), 4:27.
THIRD PERIOD —6,Edmonton, Benning 2 (Lucic), 0:22.
7,Edmonton,Klefbom 7 (Nugent-hopkins), 3:45. 8,San
Jose, Couture 13, 5:06.Penalties—None.
Shots ongoal —San Jose13-8-7—28.Edmonton 8-16-
Power-playopportunities —San Jose0 of 2;Edmonton
0 of 2.
Goalies —San Jose, Jones 21-13-2 (36 shots-33 saves).
Edmonton,Talbot 20-12-6 (28-23).
Att.:18,347 (18,641).Time:2:24.

John Gibson made 34 sa ves
in his thirdshutout of the
season, andJako b Silfverberg
had agoal and an assist in the
Ducks’ 2-0 victoryover Dallas
in Anaheim on Tuesday night.
Silfverberg scored a power-
play goal in the second period,
and theSwedish forward set
up Andrew Cogliano’s top-
shelf shot with 5:18 to play.
Their line with centerRyan
Kesler combined for 17shots
and largely do minated play for
the Ducks, who stayed even
with theSharks atop thePacif-
ic Division with their fifth win
in se ven games.
AnttiNiemi stopped 36
shots for theStars, who
wrappedup their three-game
road trip with their fourth loss
in fi ve games.
Both teams played without
their injured captains. Dallas’
Jamie Benn missed his fourth
straight game with a foot in-
jury, and Anaheim’s Ryan
Getzlaf also missed his fourth
straight game with a lower-
body injury.
Gibson played in his ninth
consecutive game for the
Ducks and earned his ninth
careershutout — his second in
four starts. Aftersharing the
JenningsTrophy withFrederik
Andersen lastyear, Gibson has
been increasingly solid follow-

ing aslow start to his first
season as Anaheim’s unques-
tionedNo. 1 netminder.
After a scoreless first peri-
od, the teams exchanged fruit-
less power pla ys in the second
before Anaheim finally
snappedits 0-for-16 drought

with the manadva ntage, its
longest of the season. Silf-
verberg pounced on afat re-
bound of CoreyPerry’s shot in
the slot for his 12thgoal.
Late in the third period,
Silfverbergsurg ed ahead on a
rush and threaded a cross-ice

pass to Cogliano for an excep-
tional top-shelfshot. Cogliano
ended an eight-game goal
Blackhawks 4,RedWings 3:Dun-
can Keith scoreda power-play goal
38 seconds intoovertime, lifting host
Chicago toitsfourthstraight victory.

Keith, who also had anassist, beat
Petr Mrazek with a rising screened
shot from thetop of the slot.The
manadvantagewas set up when
JustinAdbelkaderwas calledfor
boarding Chicago’s NiklasHjalmars-
son with 15.2 secondsleft in the third
Predators2,Canucks 1:Calle Jarn-
krok scoreda shorthandedgoalfor
host Nashville with 1.5 seconds
remaining inovertime.With time
ticking down in theextraperiod, the
Predators’ Roman Josi blockeda shot
fromTroy Stecher andstarted a
2-on-1 break with Jarnkok. In thelow
slot, Josi slid a passtohis right,
where Jarnkrokwas theretoone-
time the puck pastVancouvergoalie
Ryan Miller.
Hurricanes 5, Blue Jackets 3:
JordanStaal scoredthego-ahead
goalfor hostCarolina on a deflection
with 16:10toplay. VictorRask had
two assistsand an empty-netgoal,
Jeff Skinner had agoal andtwo
assists, and DerekRyan had agoal
and anassistfor the Hurricanes.
Columbus haslostthreeoffour since
winning 16straight.
Bruins 5, Blues 3:BradMarchand
scored twicefor Boston, including an
empty netter, andDavid Backesgot
into a fight in hisreturnto St. Louis.
FrankVatrano, BrandonCarlo and
Torey Krugalso scoredfor the Bruins.
Backes, who spent his first10 sea-
sons withSt. Louis beforesigning
with Boston asa freeagent,fought
withformerteammateJoel Edmund-
sonlatein the secondtothe delight
of theScottradeCenter crowd.
Sabres 4, Flyers1:EvanderKane
scoredtocap host Buffalo’s three-
goal, second-period surge. Sam
Reinhart had agoal andtwo assists
for theSabres. Buffalogoalie Anders
Nilssonstopped 39 shots butlosthis
shutout bid on BraydenSchenn’s
power-play goal with 2:07left.


iRson helps ucks keep pace with San ose


ChrisCarlson /Associated Press
Anaheimgoalie John Gibson denies ashot by Dallas defensemanJohn Klingberg on his
doorstep inthe third period.Gibson earned hisshutout by making34 saves.


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