Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 2/3/13
SAN JOSE -- For the third game in a row, the San Jose Sharks reached a shootout after a scoreless overtime period. After winning the first two to extend a season-opening winning streak to seven games, San Jose finally lost in the tiebreaking format Saturday. Craig Smith scored on the backhand in the shootout, and goalie Pekka Rinne stopped three San Jose shooters as the Nashville Predators skated off with a 2-1 victory. "Things aren't going to go your way every night," San Jose's Martin Havlat said. "You have to play to the last minute, the last second of every shift. At least we got a point tonight." Havlat hooked Nashville's David Legwand 2:48 into sudden death, but the Sharks killed their fifth short-handed situation of the game. Over the Sharks' past 21 short-handed situations over five games, they've allowed only one shot. Success on the penalty kill and Niemi's early consistency have been two of the highlights of San Jose's start, but the Sharks simply ran into a hot...
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