San Jose 2, Columbus 1

Thursday, January 5, 2012 10:30 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Columbus 10-24-1-4 6-11-1-2 4-13-0-2 L2
San Jose 22-11-3-1 13-7-2-0 9-4-1-1 W3


Captain Joe Thornton scored in his 500th game with San Jose and the Sharks won their third straight game by defeating the visiting Columbus Blue Jackets 2-1 on Thursday.

After making 13 consecutive starts, goaltender Antti Niemi gave way to Thomas Greiss, who made 23 saves to improve to 5-4-0 on the season.

The Sharks improved to 7-1-1 in their last nine games.

Thornton gave San Jose a 2-1 lead after two periods when he swatted a rebound from Patrick Marleau’s point shot past Curtis Sanford for his eighth goal of the season.

Sanford was the star for the Blue Jackets as he turned aside 37 of 39 shots.

Vinny Prospal for Columbus and Ryane Clowe on the power play for the Sharks each scored their eighth goals of the season in the opening period.

Clowe’s marker came when he got his stick on a loose puck in the crease that was full of heavy traffic.

Jason Demers assisted on both San Jose goals.

Top Game Performances

Columbus   San Jose
Vinny Prospal 1 Points Jason Demers 2
Vinny Prospal 1 Goals Ryane Clowe 1
Mark Letestu 1 Assists Jason Demers 2
N/A Power Play Goals Ryane Clowe 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Curtis Sanford .949 Save Percentage Thomas Greiss .958
Curtis Sanford 37 Saves Thomas Greiss 23

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Columbus 24 1 0-0 4-5 12 26
San Jose 39 2 1-5 0-0 2 28

Upcoming Games

  • San Jose will play its next game at home against Washington. The Sharks have a W/L % of .619 after a win and .562 after a loss.
  • Columbus will play its next game on the road against Los Angeles. The Blue Jackets have a W/L % of .091 after a win and .321 after a loss.
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