Sharks Beat Stars, Stay Alive

By Doug Sweeney,  Newser Staff
Posted May 1, 2008 12:05 AM CDT
San Jose Sharks goalie Evgeni Nabokov (10), of Kazakhstan, defends the goal against Dallas Stars forward Niklas Hagman (15) of, Finland, during the first period of Game 4.   (AP Photo/LM Otero)
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(Newser) – Back to the Shark Tank. Milan Michalek scored on a power play with 16:34 left and San Jose beat Dallas 2-1 on Wednesday night to avoid being swept in the Western Conference semifinals. The Sharks were 0-for-4 on power plays in Game 4 before getting another chance early in the third period when Mike Modano drew a delay of game penalty for knocking a puck into the stands.

Brian Campbell made a cross-ice pass to Joe Thornton, who then pushed the puck back to the front of the net, through the legs of Jonathan Cheechoo and onto Michalek's stick. Sharks captain Patrick Marleau had tied the game with another short-handed goal, getting one after a turnover by Sergei Zubov for the second game in a row.