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SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- Antii Niemi made 27 saves for his second shutout in two nights and the San Jose Sharks won their third straight game in regulation, beating the Detroit Red Wings 2-0 on Thursday. Joe Pavelski and Brent Burns each scored for the third consecutive game for the Sharks, who are on their longest winning streak since starting the season with seven straight wins. San Jose had won just three of its previous 25 games in regulation before this current streak that started with a home-and-home sweep of first-place Anaheim and ended with a shutout of the rival Red Wings. The Sharks have moved from ninth place to seventh in the Western Conference with the three wins this week, all coming after general manager Doug Wilson dealt bruising defender Douglas Murray to Pittsburgh for two draft picks. The Red Wings came into the game as the more rested team having had two days off since beating Phoenix on Monday night to improve to 3-0 on this four-game road trip. But they couldn't complete the perfect Western swing as they failed to generate many scoring chances against Niemi. Niemi needed to make only 22 saves in the 4-0 win over Anaheim on Wednesday night and wasn't tested too much more against the Red Wings. He earned back-to-back shutouts for the third time in his career and did on consecutive nights for the first time. With backup Thomas Greiss out with a neck injury, Niemi has started 11 straight games and has shown no signs of wearing down with the heavy workload. He made back-to-back saves on Gustav Nyquist and Jordin Tootoo in the second period to thwart Detroit's best chance and preserve the 1-0 lead. The Sharks took advantage of a Detroit mistake for an insurance goal early in the third. Joe Thornton took the puck from Brian Lashoff on the forecheck and slid a pass to Burns, who beat Jimmy Howard up high to make it 2-0. Burns now has 10 points in nine games since moving from defense to forward, including goals in three straight. Niemi preserved the shutout with a nice stop on a backhander by Henrik Zetterberg with Detroit on the only power play of the game later in the third period. Pavelski got San Jose started on the scoring front for the second straight game when his pass deflected off Niklas Kronwall's skate and past Howard for a goal with 1:01 left in the opening period. Pavelski has now scored in three straight games after having just one goal in the previous 18 contests. He had earlier missed an opportunity to score when he attempted a pass to Ryane Clowe on a 2-on-1 that was broken up by the Detroit defense. NOTES: Niemi had consecutive shutouts last season against Calgary and Columbus on each side of the All-Star break. ... Detroit F Johan Franzen left the game with a lower-body injury in the second period. ... San Jose improved to 10-1-4 at home. ... Sharks F Logan Couture celebrated his 24th birthday. ... Detroit assistant coach Tom Renney left the team to attend a memorial service for his late mother.
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Dan Boyle and Corey Perry got into a good old punch-flinging fight in Wednesday night’s Avalanche-Sharks game, but the scrap hardly had the best punch of the night. While Boyle and Perry duked it out in the third period and got their respective penalty minutes, the real fun came a few minutes before, when the Sharks went up 4-0. As San Jose took off down the ice on an odd-man rush...
Antii Niemi made 27 saves for his second shutout in two nights and the San Jose Sharks won their third straight game in regulation, beating the Detroit Red Wings 2-0 on Thursday.
Joe Pavelski and Brent Burns each scored for the third consecutive game for the Sharks, who are on their longest winning streak since starting the season with seven straight wins.
San Jose had won just...
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- Joe Pavelski scored a minute into the game to start a three-goal first period spree, Antti Niemi earned his second shutout of the season and the San Jose Sharks swept a home-and-home against first-place Anaheim by beating the Ducks 4-0 on Wednesday night.
Patrick Marleau and Brent Burns also scored in the opening 10 minutes and Niemi made 22 saves for the...
Joe Pavelski scored a minute into the game to start a three-goal first period spree, Antti Niemi earned his second shutout of the season and the San Jose Sharks swept a home-and-home against first-place Anaheim by beating the Ducks 4-0 on Wednesday night.
Patrick Marleau and Brent Burns also scored in the opening 10 minutes and Niemi made 22 saves for the Sharks, who have back-to...
Despite the Detroit Red Wings losing to the San Jose Sharks 2-0, Pavel Datsyuk still managed to entertain everyone with a fancy dangle out of his bag of tricks. San Jose Sharks forward Logan Couture, who was celebrating his 24th birthday, got a special gift from Pavel Datsyuk in the early stages of the 1st period. Couture tried to stay with Datsyuk in the corner and was completely...
from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN,
Clowe has a full no-trade clause. The San Jose Sharks have to run this thing by him in order to get a deal done.
Which means if, for whatever reason, Clowe doesn’t believe a certain team is a good fit, he can nix it. Although, in the same vein, Sharks GM Doug Wilson did well by Douglas Murray in the move to Pittsburgh, the sense is that Wilson...
The gloves literally flew off both Dan Boyle and Corey Perry's hands after the San Jose Shark's defenseman took offense at his one-time Team Canada teammate Perry's stick to the ribs late in the third period of the Shark's 4-0 victory over the Anaheim Ducks.
Boyle flipped out after they batted all game but it seemed like known agitator Perry's contact on a shorthanded...
Add Logan Couture to the long list of players that have been victimized by Paval Datsyuk’s craftiness.
Thursday night the magician Datsyuk was able to knock San Jose’s Logan Couture off his feet without even touching him. Instead Datsyuk used one of his patented dekes to take Couture out of the play and totally embarrass the San Jose forward on his home ice.
Pretty outstanding effort from the Sharks these last two games (how often have we said that since January?), outscoring the Ducks, the second-best team in the West right now, 9-3.
Maybe Ducks winger Corey Perry, a recent recipient of a $69 million contract extension, was sick of it by the time the Sharks scored what proved to be the final goal of Wednesday night’s contest, a shorty...
Pavel Datsyuk could dangle his way out of a straight jacket. Thursday during the Red Wings-Sharks game, Datsyuk got fancy in the corner against Sharks center Logan Couture. Couture was left grasping for air as he landed on his tuckus.
Fox Sports Detroit’s Mickey Redmond absolutely loved it, and rightfully so.
Happy birthday, Logan Couture.
Pavel Datsyuk is here to remind you how slippery that ice can be:
UPDATE: Logan Couture was cool about it:
Hey @datsyuk13 really bro? On my bday...cmonnnn.. Someone fix that ice in the corner..youtube.com/watch?v=LwyVi6…
— Logan Couture (@Logancouture) March 29, 2013
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