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Thornton scores 400th, Sharks edge Preds

(AP Photo/Josie Lepe)

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) Joe Thornton broke a third-period tie with his 400th goal, Joe Pavelski scored twice and the San Jose Sharks defeated the Nashville Predators 5-4 on Tuesday night after squandering a three-goal lead.

Marcus Sorensen and Antti Suomela also scored to help San Jose win its second straight and fourth in six games. Sorensen had two assists to give him six points (two goals, four assists) over his last three games.

Filip Forsberg had two goals and an assist for the Predators, who dropped to 8-1-1 on the road this season. They lead the NHL with 27 points.

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