NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- San Jose finished a tiring three-week stretch spent mostly on the road with its franchise-record 10th consecutive win.
Joe Pavelski and Milan Michalek each scored goals, and Evgeni Nabokov made 26 saves as the Sharks beat the Nashville Predators 2-1 Tuesday.
The Sharks finished up a stretch where they played 11 of 13 games away from San Jose. They have the best road record in the NHL at 25-8-3.
"We really came out flat, but we picked it up in the second period," San Jose defenseman Doug Murray said. "The guys did a good job of taking over the game."
The first goal was decided after a lengthy video review in the second period.
On the power play, Jonathan Cheechoo was skating close in on the left side when he passed the puck to Pavelski in front of the net, pulling Dan Ellis out of position. Pavelski and Nashville's Greg Zanon got tangled in front of the net but Pavelski was able to get off a shot from close range.
It looked like Zanon, who was lying down in the net behind the goal line, had stopped the puck. The review ruled the puck had crossed the goal line.
"It was actually Pavelski who landed on the puck," contended Predators coach Barry Trotz. "And if you look at it the puck is either pushed in with his hands or shin pads with a kicking motion.
"I was told that the referee closest to the net didn't see it go in, but the referee at the blue line obviously did."
Thirty-seven seconds into the third period, the Sharks extended the lead to 2-0.
Michalek skated past Greg de Vries and shot the puck between the leg pads of Ellis from close range. Ellis made 40 saves.
"Ellis was really good," Trotz said. "They crashed the net pretty good. They have a lot of skill. They have a lot of low plays, a lot of crease plays."
Jason Arnott ended Nabokov's shutout bid at 5:29 of the third period. He took a shot on the power play from the left circle that went high over the shoulder and outstretched glove of Nabokov.
COYOTES 3, DUCKS 2 (SO), at Glendale, Ariz. -- Radim Vrbata scored the only goal of the shootout, giving Phoenix a comeback victory over Anaheim.
CANADIENS 4, DEVILS 0, at Montreal -- Carey Price made 38 saves and Bryan Smolinski and Saku Koivu scored first-period goals as Montreal beat New Jersey and moved ahead of the Devils into first place in the Eastern Conference.
RED WINGS 3, BLACKHAWKS 1, at Detroit -- Pavel Datsyuk scored a go-ahead goal late in the second period. The NHL-leading Red Wings have won four in a row after their worst slump in almost 20 years.
AVALANCHE 5, THRASHERS 2, at Atlanta -- Andrew Brunette scored two goals, and Joe Sakic and rookie David Jones each had a goal and two assists as Colorado moved into a tie for first place in the Northwest Division.
LIGHTNING 8, ISLANDERS 4, at Tampa, Fla. -- Vincent Lecavalier had a hat trick and Michel Ouellet scored two goals, leading Tampa Bay over New York.
SENATORS 4, BRUINS 1, at Ottawa -- Dany Heatley scored three goals and set up another. After scoring just three goals in 13 games, Heatley has four in his past two.
MAPLE LEAFS 4, FLYERS 3 (OT), at Toronto -- Pavel Kubina scored 4:04 into overtime to complete Toronto's comeback from a three-goal deficit. Kubina threw the puck out from behind the goal and had it go in off a Flyers defenseman for the game-winner.
OILERS 4, BLUES 3 (OT), at Edmonton, Alberta -- Andrew Cogliano scored in overtime for an NHL-record third consecutive game. He scored off a pass from Sam Gagner with just 4.9 seconds left.