San Jose 4, Montreal 0

Saturday, March 8, 2014 10:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Montreal 35-24-4-3 18-10-3-2 17-14-1-1 L2
San Jose 41-17-2-5 24-4-1-3 17-13-1-2 W2

Recap


Sharks 4, Canadiens 0: Tommy Wingels registered his second career two-goal performance and Antti Niemi posted his 26th career shutout as host San Jose extended its point streak to four games (3-0-1).

Logan Couture recorded a goal and two assists while rookie Matt Nieto added one of each for the Sharks, who improved to 2-0-1 on their four-game homestand. Niemi turned aside 27 shots en route to his third blanking of the season and became the first goaltender to shut out Montreal twice in a campaign since Buffalo's Martin Biron in 2001-02.

Peter Budaj allowed two goals on 11 shots before being pulled by the Canadiens, who concluded a 1-3-0 road trip. Dustin Tokarski entered early in the second period and finished with 20 saves.

San Jose gave Niemi all the offensive support he needed 2:26 into the contest as Wingels poked in a loose puck in the crease while short-handed as Budaj lost sight of it after making a save on Couture's shot from center ice. Wingels doubled the lead - and ended Budaj's evening - by tipping in defenseman Matt Irwin's blast from above the left faceoff circle 1:54 into the middle session.

Nieto made it 3-0 at 7:43, beating Tokarski from the slot after receiving a pass by Patrick Marleau from the bottom of the left circle. He made a nice setup pass of his own from nearly the same spot 43 seconds into the third, feeding Couture on the doorstep for his 18th tally.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Wingels also scored twice on Nov. 21 against Tampa Bay. ... San Jose extended its home point streak to five games (4-0-1). ... Canadiens D P.K. Subban had his four-game point streak come to an end. ... The Sharks outscored Montreal 6-0 in sweeping the two-game season series.

Top Game Performances

Montreal   San Jose
N/A Points Logan Couture 3
N/A Goals Tommy Wingels 2
N/A Assists Logan Couture 2
N/A Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals Tommy Wingels 1
Dustin Tokarski .909 Save Percentage Antti Niemi 1.000
Dustin Tokarski 20 Saves Antti Niemi 27

Team Stats Summary

 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Montreal 27 0 0-5 6-6 63 29
San Jose 33 4 0-6 5-5 51 35

Upcoming Games

  • San Jose will play its next game at home against Toronto. The Sharks have a W/L % of .634 after a win and .625 after a loss.
  • Montreal will play its next game at home against Boston. The Canadiens have a W/L % of .444 after a win and .633 after a loss.