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01-10-2019, 12:27 AM,
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MONTREAL (AP) — Martin Jones stopped the Montreal Canadiens — and the San Jose Sharks‘ four-game skid.Jones made 40 saves — 22 shots in the third period alone — to help the Sharks beat the Canadiens 3-1 on Sunday night. Justin Braun Rickard Rakell Jersey , Brent Burns and Joe Pavelski scored for San Jose.“We did a great job of eliminating those Grade-A chances and those odd-man rushes that have been causing us some problems,” Jones said. “It was much better tonight.”Jones improved to 7-1-0 in his career against Montreal.Jeff Petry scored for Montreal, and Carey Price made 26 saves. The Canadiens dropped to 12-10-5 overall and fell to 1-3-0 on their current five-game homestand.“They were the better team in the first period,” Petry said. “We got better but that’s something we need to do from the start. We’ve won one in our last seven so there’s no reason we shouldn’t be desperate as well to get points and move up in the standings. We need to go out and dictate the pace.”Both teams played Saturday, with the Canadiens downing the New York Rangers, and the Sharks falling in Ottawa. The Sharks have won seven straight and 11 of their last 12 against Montreal.“They capitalized on a couple of early opportunities in the first period and that’s on us,” Max Domi said. “But when you run into a goalie like that Ryan Getzlaf Jersey , and he’s seeing everything, you have to make it hard for him. We managed to do that on Petry’s goal. Just not quite enough.”San Jose opened the scoring at 2:55 of the first, with Braun beating Price after a bad giveaway by Petry in his own end. With San Jose on a 5-on-3 advantage, Burns made it 2-0 with a wrist shot from the slot at 10:29 of the first to extend his points streak to four games.Petry made up for his earlier turnover when he scored at 12:15 of the second. Just moments after shooting the puck off Jones’ mask, the Canadiens defenseman got his stick on a pass from Jonathan Drouin for his third of the season.Pavelski capped off a give-and-go with Burns and Logan Couture to make it 3-1 at 15:51 of the second, the Sharks captain’s team-leading 17th goal of the season.“They came back and got one but there wasn’t the sense of panic for us tonight,” Pavelski said. “Jones was fabulous. He did a good job.”Notes: Former first-round pick Nikita Scherbak is no longer with the Canadiens after being claimed off waivers by the Los Angeles Kings on Sunday. … Andrew Shaw assisted on Petry’s goal for his 200th career NHL point.UP NEXTSharks: Host Carolina on Wednesday night.Canadiens: Host Ottawa on Tuesday night. The Vancouver Canucks go from one Stanley Cup Finals participant to the next Womens Ryan Kesler Jersey , losing to the defending champion Washington Capitals at home Monday night and traveling to Las Vegas to play the Vegas Golden Knights on Wednesday night at the T-Mobile Arena.Vancouver coach Travis Green said he believes the Canucks (5-4-0) can learn from the way the Capitals played in his team’s 5-2 loss on Monday night.“They don’t just go out there and just play summer hockey. They play the game the right way,” Green said of Alex Ovechkin and Co. “These are valuable experiences and lessons for our players, our young players especially.Article continues below ...“They’re big, they’re strong, they’re skilled, they win puck battles, they manage the puck. They do everything that Stanley Cup winning teams do. And they’re deep. Man Ryan Miller Jersey , that’s a good hockey team.”The same could be said about Vegas (4-4-0) in the Golden Knights’ dreamy inaugural season last year, when they shocked the NHL by advancing to the Stanley Cup Finals against the Capitals.The Golden Knights have shown flashes of yesteryear in their present three-game winning streak, which includes a dominating 3-1 win over the first-place Anaheim Ducks on Saturday.William Karlsson, Ryan Reaves and Jonathan Marchessault scored off a season-high 45 shots while allowing the Ducks to attempt only 18. Marchessault’s score came on an empty net.“Our forecheck was amazing,” Marchessault said. “We played fast. We got a lot of shots off — not necessarily quality ones — but we still got good chances. … It was good to get a good home game here.”Marc-Andre Fleury finished with 17 saves for his 408th career victory and passed Glenn Hall for 10th on the all-time list for goaltenders.Fleury has allowed two goals in his last three games and has stopped 69 of 71 shots in that span.Vancouver goalie Anders Nilsson had a much tougher night against Washington, allowing five shots to reach the net out of 33 attempts.Penalties played a big part in the Canucks’ loss, with Washington netting two power-play goals. The Canucks also converted on a power play , a point of emphasis for them.Right winger Brock Boeser fired a hard shot with puck bouncing off the pads of Capitals goalie Braden Holtby and on to Sven Baertschi’s stick. Holtby didn’t have time to reset before Baertschi fired the shot past him for his third goal of the year.“For us on the power play, we’ve talked about taking more shots, playing more direct and not trying to be too cute,” Vancouver center Bo Horvat said. “(Boeser) made the right play, put it on net and (Baertschi) was right there for the rebound.”Horvat echoed Green by saying the Canucks can learn from how the Capitals played –aggressive, creating penalty opportunities and capitalizing on them.“They were moving their feet, getting on the forecheck Christian Dvorak Jersey , taking the play to us at times,” Horvat said.The Golden Knights hope to put together a strong first 20 minutes against Vancouver similar to how they played against the Ducks. They had more than twice as many shot attempts as Anaheim (27-12) and held a 15-3 advantage in shots on goal.Despite that discrepancy, Vegas did not score until 13.7 seconds remained in the first period on a power-play goal by Karlsson when he redirected Marchessault’s shot in the net. It was Karlsson’s second goal in as many games after he was held without a goal in the first six games.“We played a good team and controlled the play a lot,” Fleury said. “It’s still early in the season, but when the playoffs come around and you need to push to make it, getting those early points can help you win the race.”
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