Tommy Wingels scored in overtime as the Sharks beat the Dallas Stars on Wednesday at SAP Center, 2-1.

Wingels took a backhanded pass through the slot by Marty Havlat and beat Kari Lehtonen cleanly with 3:08 to go in the extra session. It was his second goal in the last 24 games, and was a welcome one, coming on a night when the Sharks' top line of Joe Thornton, Brent Burns and Patrick Marleau scuffled on both ends of the ice.

Havlat’s late second period goal was the only scoring through 40 minutes. The winger got open in the slot and redirected a low slapper from Scott Hannan at 18:06. It was Havlat’s fourth goal of the season, and first since he returned in late January after more than a month off as an injured player and healthy scratch.

Dallas tied it up in the third. The Stars had the Sharks’ top line scrambling in its own end, and Valeri Nichushkin was left alone between the circles. The 18-year-old rookie easily fired in a one-timer from Trevor Daley at 6:27.

San Jose’s ineffective power play took center stage later in the third period with the game tied 1-1. Twice, Wingels drew minor penalties on Erik Cole, but the Sharks didn’t register a single shot on either advantage.

The Sharks outshot the Stars 21-20 for the game, which was devoid of much excitement for most of the night.

There wasn’t a whole lot of action in the game prior to Havlat’s marker, as the Stars were playing the second of a back-to-back and the Sharks continued to struggle to mount any offensive pressure.

Goaltenders Lehtonen and Alex Stalock were there when needed, but were rarely tested. Lehtonen’s best stop came on Matt Nieto in front of the net after Cody Eakin’s giveaway less than five minutes into the first period.