Stars Sink Sharks

Norstrom Caps Dallas' 4-2 Comeback
By Jamie Buss,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 6, 2008 10:09 PM CDT
San Jose Sharks defender Sandis Ozolinsh (24) is knocked off his feet after a collision with Dallas Stars center Joel Lundqvist (39), of Sweden, during their game tonight in Dallas.   (AP Photo/Tim Sharp)
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(Newser) – Defenseman Mattias Norstrom's rare goal put his team ahead for good late in the second period as the Dallas Stars rallied to beat the San Jose Sharks 4-2 tonight in a regular-season finale that included 160 penalty minutes. Dallas erased a 2-0 deficit on goals by Antti Miettinen, Stu Barnes and Norstrom in the final 10 minutes of the second period.

Patrick Marleau and Jonathan Cheechoo had power-play goals for the Sharks, who closed out the regular season with consecutive losses following an 18-0-2 run that earned them the Pacific Division title and No. 2 seed in the Western Conference playoffs. San Jose is the No. 2 seed in the Western Conference playoffs and will play seventh-seeded Calgary.