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Sharks Jonesing over goaltending performance
SJ rebounds with 4-0 win over Canucks
9/22/15 - By Mike Lee -

The Sharks bounced back from their lack-luster performance on Monday night with a solid performance across the lineup on Tuesday in Vancouver, to knock off the Canucks 4-0. San Jose received scoring from four different players, including two goal from the defense, and rode goaltender Martin Jones to a commanding victory of the host Canucks.

Unlike last night, the Sharks wasted no time getting on the board. Newly acquired defenseman Paul Martin pumped a one-time chance from the low slot off a John McCarthy feed, put San Jose up 2:41 into the contest. McCarthy picked defenseman Frank Corrado's pocket deep in the Canucks zone before finding Martin cutting in on net.

The Sharks got themselves into a pinch later in the period after Matt Tennyson took a high sticking penalty right after a boarding infraction to Nikolay Goldobin expired. Jones did a nice job to deny several quality shots from the Canucks throughout the 4 minutes of penalty kill. It would be a preview of a solid evening.

Brent Burns made it 2-0 with 2:44 left in the opening period, firing a shot from the left point that wove through traffic en route to the back of the net. Canucks goaltender Ryan Miller likely had the position to stop the shot, but a Vancouver defender clipped it on the way to the goal, redirecting it enough to slip past Miller.

Jake Virtanen gave the Sharks their first power play of the game 5 minutes and change into the 2nd period. A discombobulated attack failed to get any rubber directed at Miller, keeping the Sharks lead at a pair of goals.

Miller made way for Joe Cannata, who replaced the Canucks number one netminder midway through the period.

San Jose finished the period by taking a pair of penalties, to really give the penalty kill a workout. Tennyson committed his second infraction of the game, and Mirco Mueller started a brief scrum after cross checking a Canucks player along the side boards.

In the 3rd period, the Canucks took a pair of penalties that allowed the Sharks to get a little work in on the power play. That work paid big dividends for San Jose. Justin Braun ripped a shot from the point that hit Tomas Hertl in the hip, before redirecting past Cannata.

Alex Burrows was assessed an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty three minutes later, which resulted in a goal by Goldobin at 12:37. The Sharks prospect cranked a shot from the high slot, that zipped past Cannata to push the lead to 4-0.

Through an arrangement made prior to the game, the teams played a 5 minute overtime using the new 3-on-3 format. The Sharks held the advantage in the extra session, even though they failed to put a puck past Cannata.

Jones completed the entire 65 minutes to cap the shutout. The netminder capped his solid debut with 30 saves.

Martin, Hertl and Burns finished +2 on the night. Burns and Martin logged 26:31 and 25:16 of ice time respectively.





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Scoring
1 2 3 OT T
SJ 2 0 2 0 4
VAN 0 0 0 0 0
1st period - 1, SJ, Martin 1 (McCarthy), 2:41. 2, SJ, Burns 1 (Smith), 17:16.
2nd period - None.
3rd period - 3, SJ, Hertl 1 (Braun, Tennyson), 9:25, (pp). 4, SJ, Goldobin 1 (Burns, Hertl), 12:37, (pp).
Overtime - None.
Penalties
1st period - Goldobin, SJ (boarding), 6:50; Tennyson, SJ (high sticking), 9:02; Ward, SJ (tripping), 17:33.
2nd period - Virtanen, VAN (elbowing), 5:28; Tennyson, SJ (holding), 9:12; Mueller, SJ (cross checking), 17:10.
3rd period - Goodrow, SJ (slashing), 5:41; Corrado, VAN (closing hand on the puck), 8:10; Burrows, VAN (unsportsmanlike conduct), 12:30.
Overtime - Cassels, VAN (hooking), 4:54.
Goaltending
Shots Saves
SJ - Jones 30 30
VAN - Miller 9 7
VAN - Cannatat 13 11
Shots On Goal
1 2 3 T
SJ 5 8 9 22
VAN 11 8 11 30
Power Play Conversion
SJ 2 of 3
VAN 0 of 6
3 Stars of the Game
Martin Jones
Brent Burns
Tomas Hertl
Attendance
Not announced
Officials
Referees: Meier, Hanson. Linesmen: Knorr, Henderson.
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