Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 11/20/14

NEWARK, NJ - FEBRUARY 15: Joe Pavelski #8 of the San Jose Sharks skates against the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center on February 15, 2009 in Newark, New Jersey. The Devils defeated the Sharks 6-5. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
Joe Pavelski scored two goals, Antti Niemi earned his sixth shutout of the season and the San Jose Sharks moved back into playoff position by beating the Dallas Stars 3-0 on Saturday night. Jason Demers also scored for the Sharks, who rebounded from back-to-back losses at Anaheim and Phoenix to close within one point of Pacific Division-leading Los Angeles and Phoenix with three games remaining. The Stars were thoroughly outplayed for a second straight night and have gone from leading the Pacific Division heading into Friday's 5-2 loss at Vancouver to being out of the playoff picture one night later. Dallas trails eighth-place San Jose by one point for the final postseason spot and is two points out of the division lead. The Stars dropped to 1-11-2 in the back end of back-to-backs but can get back into playoff position when these teams meet in a rematch in Dallas on Tuesday night. To do it, they will have to play much better than they did in San Jose when they lost for the fourth...
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