Niemi shutout Canadians

By: Phillip Torres

SAN JOSE-The San Jose Sharks (41-17-7) defeated the Montreal Canadians (35-24-7) 4-0 on Saturday night at the SAP Center in San Jose. Antti Niemi recorded his second shutout of the Canadians of the season with a spectacular performance, recording 27 saves on the evening. 

Tommy Wingels got the scoring started early at 2:26 with a slapshot. The assist was earned by Logan Couture. The goal was the loan goal in the opening period and it set the tone for what was coming from the Sharks for the rest of the night. 

The Sharks scored early in the second period as well to keep the pressure on Montreal. At 1:54 in the second period Wingels scored his second goal of the game and fourteenth on the season. Wingels tipped the the puck into the net to make it a 2-0 advantage early. Raffi Torres and Matt Irwin earned the two assists on the play. 

Less than six minutes later Matt Nieto made the score 3-0 with his eighth goal of the season. Nieto’s slapshot was assisted by Couture and Patrick Marleau earned the assists on the play. 

The last goal of the game was scored by Couture at 0:43 in the third and final period. Couture’s backhand shot found the net to extend the Shark’s lead to 4-0. Nieto earned the loan assist on the play. The final score of the game stood at 4-0

The Sharks will be back on the ice on Tuesday as they will host the Toronto Maple Leafs. The puck will drop at 7:30 PM. 

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