The Nashville Predators frustrated Joe Pavelski and San Jose's top line for much of the night, forcing turnovers, blocking shots and limiting chances.
That all changed with one big shift late in the game that put the Sharks in control of their second-round series.
Pavelski scored the tiebreaking goal with 2:40 left in regulation and Martin Jones stopped 37 shots to lead San Jose to a 3-2 victory over the Nashville Predators on Sunday night and a 2-0 series lead.
"I don't think it was our line's best game, by any means," Pavelski said. "Our last shift, you take a look, there's three minutes left, it's tied, you hope for a chance."