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The Sharks topped their division rivals 6-3 on Thursday, while the Blackhawks handed the Ducks a 4-1 setback last night. San Jose got 25 saves from Antti Niemi and goals from six different skaters in picking up the home win. Joe Pavelski had a power-play goal and Brenden Dillon scored shorthanded. Patrick Marleau, Barclay Goodrow and James Sheppard each tallied a goal and an assist as the Sharks moved to 3-1-1 on a seven-game homestand. Special teams got us going and it was good to see, Pavelski said after scoring for a third game in a row. The Sharks are second in the Pacific Division with 58 points, one ahead of the Vancouver Canucks and 12 back of the Ducks. San Jose didnt lose ground in the race for first place thanks to Chicagos victory last night. Patrick Kane scored twice and had an assist on Friday versus the Ducks, while Patrick Sharp assisted on all four goals. 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