San Jose 4, Montreal 3

Thursday, December 1, 2011 10:30 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Montreal 10-11-2-3 4-5-2-2 6-6-0-1 L4
San Jose 14-7-1-0 7-4-1-0 7-3-0-0 W1


Ryane Clowe scored to tie the game with 1:26 remaining in regulation and Joe Pavelski netted the clincher in the sixth round of the shootout as the San Jose Sharks posted a 4-3 win over the visiting Montreal Canadiens on Thursday.

Logan Couture added a goal and an assist and Antti Niemi made 29 saves in regulation and overtime for the Sharks, who ended a modest two-game slide.

Martin Havlat scored in the second round of the shootout but captain Brian Gionta matched it in the third to keep the game going. Michal Handzus and David Desharnais traded tallies in the fourth round. Pavelski would get his chance in the sixth, using a hesitation move to freeze Carey Price and then firing a wrist shot between the pads.

Niemi stopped defenseman P.K. Subban on the other end, giving San Jose the victory.

With an extra skater on the ice, the Sharks tied it at 3-3 as Clowe caught the bouncing rebound of Havlat’s wrister and lifted it from the doorstep over Price’s shoulder.

Desharnais recorded a goal and two assists and Michael Cammalleri and Erik Cole each finished with two points for Montreal, which has dropped four straight.

Top Game Performances

Montreal   San Jose
David Desharnais 3 Points Ryane Clowe 2
David Desharnais 1 Goals Ryane Clowe 1
David Desharnais 2 Assists Ryane Clowe 1
N/A Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Carey Price .927 Save Percentage Antti Niemi .906
Carey Price 38 Saves Antti Niemi 29

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Montreal 32 3 0-1 1-1 2 23
San Jose 41 4 0-1 1-1 2 39

Upcoming Games

  • San Jose will play its next game at home against Florida. The Sharks have a W/L % of .615 after a win and .667 after a loss.
  • Montreal will play its next game on the road against Los Angeles. The Canadiens have a W/L % of .364 after a win and .400 after a loss.
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