Havlat, Couture lead Sharks to win
Martin Havlat picked a good time to collect his first multi-goal game in more than a year, even if he really didn't want to take credit.Thornton's 786th career assist moved him into sole possession of 33rd place on the NHL's all-time list.The Wild cut the deficit in half when Pierre-Marc Bouchard slipped behind Sharks rookie defenseman Matt Irwin and beat goalie Antti Niemi with a backhand on a breakaway at 9:44.The visitors had two chances to tie - Kyle Brodziak hit the near post with a wrist shot from the left circle, and Niemi made a pad save on a Mikko Koivu redirection - before the hosts scored again.Couture intercepted a clearing attempt from behind the net by Minnesota goalie Niklas Backstrom and fed Havlat in front of a wide-open goal at 14:32.