San Jose 4, New Jersey 3, OT
Nov. 29, 1999
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) _ Patrick Marleau's goal with 5.6 seconds left in overtime gave the San Jose Sharks a 4-3 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Sunday night.
Marleau got the puck at center ice and skated in on New Jersey goalie Martin Brodeur. He missed the puck with his first shot, from about 10 feet away, but put it past Brodeur on his second shot from point-blank range.
Despite getting outshot 43-20, the Sharks moved into a first-place tie in the Pacific Division with Los Angeles and Phoenix.
San Jose tied it 3-3 with 2:05 left in regulation on a shorthanded goal. Owen Nolan took a pass from Jeff Friesen, skated down the left side and scored his 15th goal of the season.
New Jersey had taken a 3-2 lead 2:43 earlier when Jason Arnott took a pass from Scott Gomez at center ice and beat goalie Steve Shields for his fifth goal of the season.
The Devils opened the scoring when Claude Lemieux scored his seventh goal at 3:51 of the first period. Arnott shot from the left side, and the puck bounced off Lemieux's skate and into the net.
The Sharks tied it at 8:55 of the first period when Marco Sturm's shot from the right side deflected off Brodeur's leg.
San Jose took a 2-1 lead at 1:27 of the second period when Niklas Sundstrom beat a diving Brodeur. But New Jersey tied it again at 12:12 of the second period when Vadim Sharifijanov took a pass from Gomez and scored from 15 feet.