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Antti Niemi carried the Sharks through a harrowing second period Thursday night, but their third-period woes came back to bite them again.
In a reversal of roles, Joe Thornton took a feed from Joe Pavelski and wristed it over Wild goalie Darcy Kuemper to give the Sharks a 3-1 lead.
Despite holding a lead through most of the game, the Sharks were out-muscled by the Wild, falling in the shootout to finish their road trip 2-1.