Jim Sayer had the best goal in NHL history on Saturday.
The Boston Bruins won 4-2 at SAP Center.
(Photo: David Banks/Associated Press)Jim Sayers, who was named the NHL’s “Great Goal Maker” in 2014, had the game-winning goal early in the third period.
After Boston scored first, Sayers turned and fired a shot past Sharks goaltender Brent Burns.
Sayers had three points in his past five games.
He has 12 goals and 30 assists in 53 games this season.
He scored his second goal on Saturday after the Bruins had a power play goal off a pass from Brad Marchand in the second period.
“I think you just see the excitement in their eyes,” Bruins coach Claude Julien said.
I was so proud of the whole team. “
It was a special moment.
I was so proud of the whole team.
We just made it a special one.”
Bruins forward Scott Gomez had three assists and scored a goal in his return from a two-game absence.
He had six points in 26 games with Boston last season.
Bruin goalie Jaroslav Halak stopped 30 shots for his first career shutout.
Halak was 13-4-2 with a 2.28 goals-against average and .936 save percentage in 31 career games.
The Sharks defeated the Canucks 4-1 at SAP Centre Saturday night, the third consecutive game the Sharks won in the building.
The Sharks will host the Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday.
Boston’s last victory at the arena came Jan. 10, 2011.
The Bruins defeated the Nashville Predators 4-3 in overtime in the 2015 Stanley Cup Final.
The Predators won the game.
Boston and San Jose were the only two teams in the NHL to win a game at the SAP Center this season and both won at home.
The Canucks won 2-1 on Dec. 12, 2012, and won 3-2 on Feb. 20, 2013.
Boston won its first-round series with San Jose on Jan. 2.
The win came with 5:37 left in regulation.
The Penguins won 3:13 into overtime, and the Bruins won 3 1/2 minutes into overtime.