|SJS||0||0||0||(0 - 0)||2|
|NSH||0||0||0||(0 - 0)||1|
|San Jose Sharks center Joe Pavelski, right, smiles at the official's call of a goal scored by Pavelski against the Nashville Predators in the second period of an NHL hockey game in Nashville, Tenn., Tuesday, March 11, 2008. Defending for Nashville are Dan Hamhuis, at left in the net, goalie Dan Ellis, and right wing Martin Erat of the Czech Republic, rear. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)|
|Nashville Predators goalie Dan Ellis reaches for the puck as San Jose Sharks center Joe Pavelski (8) scores a goal in the second period of an NHL hockey game in Nashville, Tenn., Tuesday, March 11, 2008. Also defending for Nashville is Greg Zanon (5). (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)|
|Nashville Predators right wing Alexander Radulov (47) of Russia gets tied up with San Jose Sharks defenseman Marc-Edouard Vlasic (44) in the third period of an NHL hockey game in Nashville, Tenn., Tuesday, March 11, 2008. The Sharks won 2-1. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)|
From the AP Wire
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -Joe Pavelski and Milan Michalek each scored goals, Evgeni Nabokov made 26 saves and the San Jose Sharks beat the Nashville Predators 2-1 Tuesday night for their franchise-record 10th straight win.
The first goal was decided after a lengthy video review in the second period. On the power play, Jonathan Cheechoo was skating close in on the left side when he passed the puck to Pavelski in front of the net, pulling Dan Ellis out of position. Pavelski and Nashville's Greg Zanon got tangled in front of the net but Pavelski was able to get off a shot from close range. It looked like Zanon, who was lying down in the net behind the goal line, had stopped the puck.
|Nashville Predators defenseman Greg Zanon (5) and San Jose Sharks center Joe Pavelski (8) dig the puck out of the corner in the second period of an NHL hockey game in Nashville, Tenn., Tuesday, March 11, 2008. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)|
The review ruled the puck had crossed the goal line.
Jason Arnott scored his 25th goal for Nashville.
Thirty-seven seconds into the third period the Sharks extended the lead to 2-0. Michalek skated past Greg de Vries and shot the puck between the leg pads of Ellis from close range.
Ellis made 40 saves.
The Predators ended Nabokov's shutout bid at 5:29 of the third period. Jason Arnott took a shot on the power play from the left circle that went high over the shoulder and outstretched glove of Nabokov.
Nabokov leads the NHL with 31 wins. He won all four games against the Predators this season.
Notes: Coach Barry Trotz was behind the bench for his 727th game with the Predators, moving him into 11th place all-time in games coached for one NHL team. He passed former Boston Bruins coach Milt Schmidt. David Legwand missed his second game in a row for the Predators due to a deep bone bruise of his left foot. The Sharks swept the series with the Predators 4-0 this season.
|PPG - Joe Pavelski (16) ASST: Jonathan Cheechoo (12), Brian Campbell (44)|
1 - 0 SJS
|Milan Michalek (22) ASST: Jonathan Cheechoo (13), Brian Campbell (45)|
2 - 0 SJS
|PPG - Jason Arnott (25) ASST: Shea Weber (11), Martin Erat (31)|
2 - 1 SJS
|Alexander Radulov Too many men/ice - bench|
|Jody Shelley Interference against Alexander Radulov|
|Jan Hlavac Holding against Michael Grier|
|Scott Nichol Slashing against Torrey Mitchell|
|Dan Hamhuis Tripping against Joe Pavelski|
|Alexander Radulov Tripping against Torrey Mitchell|
|Kyle McLaren Roughing against J-P Dumont|
|Kyle McLaren Hooking against Scott Nichol|
|Marc-Edouard Vlasic Hi stick - double minor against Rich Peverley|
|SA: 27||TOI: 60:00|
|Saves: 26||EV: 18 - 18|
|PIM: 0||PP: 7 - 8|
|SV%: .963||SH: 1 - 1|
|SA: 42||TOI: 58:04|
|Saves: 40||EV: 31 - 32|
|PIM: 0||PP: 9 - 10|
|SV%: .952||SH: 0 - 0|