BOSTON — David Krejci tipped in a shot with eight-tenths of a second left in the third period to lift the Boston Bruins to a 2-1 win over San Jose on Thursday night, sending the Sharks to their first regulation loss of the season.
Jarome Iginla scored his first goal with the Bruins (7-2) and goaltender Tuukka Rask was outstanding, making 38 saves.
Patrick Marleau had San Jose’s goal, his eighth of the season. Antti Niemi stopped 15 shots.
Krejci, positioned in the slot, tipped defenseman Adam McQuaid’s shot from the point between Niemi’s pads for the game-winner.
The Sharks (8-1-1) tied the game at 1-1 on the opening shift of the third period when Marleau swooped in from the left wing, slipping a rebound past Rask 18 seconds into the period.
Iginla had given Boston a 1-0 lead with 1:12 left in the second when he collected the rebound of Dennis Seidenberg’s shot near the bottom of the right circle, firing a shot that trickled into the net after hitting Niemi’s right pad and slipping between his legs.
San Jose outshot Boston 16-3 in the opening period — at times, controlling the puck for lengthy stretches in the Bruins’ zone.
Notes: It was the Sharks’ second game of a season-long five-game road trip. They also play at Montreal, Ottawa and the Los Angeles Kings before returning home to face Phoenix on Nov. 2. … Boston defenseman Dougie Hamilton faced his brother, Freddie, a center with the Sharks.