Jonathan Cheechoo scored the winning shootout goal with a deft backhand, and Evgeni Nabokov made 25 saves in the San Jose Sharks' 3-2 victory over the Nashville Predators on Thursday night.
Jonathan Cheechoo scored three goals, including the game-winner with 4:55 left, to help the Sharks win their third straight over Nashville, beating the Predators 4-3 on Saturday night.
Jonathan Cheechoo, who led San Jose with 37 goals this season and came into the playoffs with 20 points in 13 games, is listed as day-to-day after an MRI on Thursday revealed he has a knee sprain, according to a report on TSN of Canada's Web site.
Patrick Rissmiller scored at 11:46 of the second overtime and the Sharks beat the Predators 5-4 after blowing a two-goal lead in the opening game of the Western Conference first-round series.
Jonathan Cheechoo needed help getting off the ice after Nashville's Scott Hartnell collided with him knee-on-knee and drew a major penalty and ejection for the hit.
Jonathan Cheechoo scored two goals on assists from Joe Thornton, and the San Jose Sharks got back on track with a 3-1 victory over the Nashville Predators on Saturday night.
Patrick Marleau scored two goals and Vesa Toskala stopped 16 shots in the Sharks' 4-1 victory over the Predators in Game 3.
The Sharks cleaned up their act after giving up four power-play goals in the playoff opener and Jonathan Cheechoo had a goal and two assists as San Jose beat the Predators 3-0.