SAN JOSE, Calif. -- After a miserable month, the San Jose Sharks finally have something to celebrate.
"It's a lot of relief in here," San Jose goalie Mackenzie Blackwood said. "Everyone's happy. It's been a long time coming. Now we can take a breath and try to put some more together."
Blackwood made 38 saves, and William Eklund added a power-play goal for the Sharks (1-10-1), who allowed 10 goals in each of their previous two outings.
"I give these guys so much credit," San Jose coach David Quinn said. "They've been such a great group to coach. They've never stopped working.
"At some point you say, enough is enough. I give a ton of credit to our leaders and our older players. I thought they really stepped up tonight."
Joel Farabee scored for Philadelphia (5-7-1), which lost for the fifth time in six games despite outshooting San Jose 39-19.
"It's the NHL; anyone can beat anyone," Farabee said. "I don't think it was a lack of effort or anything like that. I just felt like we were looking for that one bounce, and we never got it."
Philadelphia's top center, Sean Couturier, returned to the lineup after missing two games with a lower-body injury. He recorded two shots.
"It's not like they were going to go 0-82," Couturier said of the Sharks. "It [stinks] that we couldn't get out of here with two points, but 5-on-5 we played well."
Duclair scored his third goal 1:43 into the first period to give San Jose an early lead.
Eklund made it 2-0 in the second, scoring his second goal of the season on a 4-on-3 power play.
Farabee answered with his sixth goal late in the second, beating Blackwood on a one-timer that the goalie nearly stopped. The play was reviewed, and it was determined the puck fully crossed the goal line.
Philadelphia went 0-for-4 on the power play. San Jose was 1-for-5.
"Power play doesn't work again, hurts us," Flyers coach John Tortorella said. "They score a power-play goal, we don't. That could be the difference in the game."