Originally written on Fox Sports Tennessee  |  Last updated 3/3/13

SAN JOSE, CA - OCTOBER 10: Dan Boyle #22 of the San Jose Sharks skates on to the ice for their game against the Minnesota Wild at HP Pavilion on October 10, 2009 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- Dan Boyle and Joe Pavelski got San Jose's struggling power-play unit going with goals that helped the Sharks beat the Nashville Predators 2-1 on Saturday night. The Sharks had converted on just three of their past 62 power-play chances heading into the game, a major reason for a February swoon that featured 10 losses in 12 games. But with the man-advantage unit clicking like it did in scoring 12 goals the first five games, San Jose again looked like the team that started the lockout-shortened season with a franchise record seven straight wins in January. Joe Thornton and Logan Couture assisted on both goals, and Antti Niemi made 18 saves for the Sharks, who moved from a tie for eighth into a tie for fourth in the tightly packed Western Conference, one point ahead of the Predators. Nashville's Gabriel Bourque scored a short-handed goal with 5:30 remaining.
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