Patrick Marleau scored the only goal of the shootout, lifting the San Jose Sharks to a 2-1 victory over the Washington Capitals on Tuesday night.
Carl Soderberg scored the lone goal with 7:35 remaining, Tuukka Rask bounced back from rough stretch to post his NHL-leading fifth shutout of the season, and the Boston Bruins beat the San Jose Sharks 1-0 on Saturday night.
Joe Pavelski got the puck to the right of the net and sent a one-timer wide in the final minute and the San Jose Sharks beat Jimmy Howard for the ninth straight time in the regular season with a 4-1 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Thursday night.
Joe Pavelski and Patrick Marleau scored for San Jose, which has lost two of three.
General manager Doug Wilson said Tuesday that Couture has been playing with the injury for several weeks and decided to have surgery when it did not respond as hoped.
Logan Couture and Joe Pavelski scored in a shootout, and the Sharks beat the Blackhawks 3-2 on Sunday night for their first victory in Chicago in three years.
The Colorado Avalanche held off the San Jose Sharks 4-3 on Saturday for their third straight win.
Logan Couture and Justin Kearns each scored in their third straight game to help the Sharks bounce back from a rough game in Anaheim by beating the Edmonton Oilers 5-1 on Thursday night.
The Ducks beat the San Jose Sharks 6-3 Tuesday night, closing the best December in club history with their 11th victory in 12 games.
The San Jose Sharks broke Anaheim’s 10-game winning streak by beating the Ducks 3-1 on Sunday night.