Pavelski gets winner in shootout, Sharks beat Panthers 2-1

Florida Panthers defenseman Aaron Ekblad (5) falls on top of San Jose Sharks defenseman Justin Braun (61) during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016, in Sunrise, Fla. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)
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SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) Joe Pavelski scored the winning goal in the shootout and the San Jose Sharks beat the Florida Panthers 2-1 on Thursday night for their third straight victory.

Joonas Donskoi also scored in the shootout for the Sharks. Nick Bjugstad had a shootout goal for Florida, but San Jose's Martin Jones stopped Jussi Jokinen in the third round to seal it.

Logan Couture scored in the third period for the Sharks, and Jones stopped 19 shots.

Jaromir Jagr scored for the Panthers. Al Montoya made 16 saves in his first back-to-back start of the season.

The Panthers survived a power play for the final 1:38 of overtime to take the game to the shootout.