The Sharks allowed multiple power play goals for just the third time this season, and the Dallas Stars gave San Jose its ninth loss in the last 10 games, 3-1 on Saturday night at American Airlines Center.
San Jose finished its six-game road swing with a 1-4-1 record. Since starting the season 7-0-0, the offensively inept Sharks are just 1-6-3.
The Stars took a 2-0 lead with an early power play goal in the third period. Tommy Wingels failed to clear the puck from deep in the defensive zone, and Alex Goligoski held it in at the blue line. Goligoski fed Michael Ryder, who skated into the high slot and unleashed a wrist shot past Antti Niemi at the 30-second mark.
The Sharks finally broke through with a power play goal, snapping an 0-for-21 drought over four-plus games. On a two-man advantage, Joe Thornton took the offensive zone draw, after motioning for Patrick Marleau to get closer to the net. It took all of two seconds for Thornton to slide the faceoff to Marleau, who deposited his 12th goal at 2:19.
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