The San Jose Sharks got off to the NHL's best start behind a high-powered offense, but goals have been hard to come by on the first two stops of a long trip.
They'll try to re-ignite their scoring Saturday night against the Montreal Canadiens, who are 10-2-0 with two ties in the all-time series at home while limiting the Sharks to 1.8 goals per game.
San Jose (8-1-1) was the league's final team to suffer a regulation loss when it fell 2-1 at Boston on Thursday.
David Krejci tipped in the winner with 0.8 seconds remaining against Antti Niemi, negating a 39-17 advantage in shots for the Sharks, including a 16-3 edge in the first period alone.
"Their goalie played well tonight and made a lot of key saves for them," said Patrick Marleau, who scored his team-leading eighth goal.
San Jose leads the league with an average shot differential of plus-15.6, twice as large as most teams' average margins. Montreal's average differential is minus-0.6.
The Sharks were scoreless on 27 shots i...