When needed most, Captain Clutch came through once again. It's no coincidence how well Joe Pavelski has played in the third period this season.
After the Sharks gave up the lead, Joe Pavelski scored late in the third period to lift San Jose past the Wild on Saturday afternoon.
After Minnesota Wild goalie Darcy Kuemper shifted over on a Sharks miss, Joel Ward veered over to reflect the errant shot to give the Sharks a 3-2 lead.
The Sharks open a three-game homestand Saturday afternoon against the Wild, who beat San Jose in their first matchup in December.