SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Anthony Stolarz made a profession-high 46 saves for his third profession shutout and the Anaheim Geese beat the San Jose Sharks 4-0 on Monday evening.
Alexander Volkov had two targets, Max Comtois had a goal and an assist and Rickard Rakell also scored as the Geese beat the Sharks handily on their dwelling ice for the second time in not up to per week.
“(Stolarz) was ultimate,” Anaheim coach Dallas Eakins acknowledged. “Merely a 10-out-of-10 efficiency, in particular intervals two and three, when we were pleasing completely gassed. He was contemporary, he was dedicated. It was somewhat a efficiency.”
Martin Jones carried out with 15 saves for the Sharks, who began the evening four capabilities out of the fourth and closing playoff space within the West Division and misplaced for the third time in four games.
Crew captain Logan Couture was asked what he would possibly per chance converse to maybe rally his teammates transferring ahead.
“You’ve acquired to scrutinize within the replicate first before you originate critiquing other guys,” he acknowledged. “We created sufficient offense to be in a role to gain the sport. We pleasing needed to tighten up defensively.”
San Jose outshot Anaheim 46-21 however was denied all all over again and all all over again by Stolarz, who has spent most of his profession as a No. 3 goalie. He acquired pleasing his seventh NHL victory since he broke into the league within the 2016-17 season.
For the second time within the past week, the Sharks perceived to reach reduction out flat in opposition to the last-set aside Geese, who beat them 5-1 on Tuesday.
Anaheim took the lead pleasing two minutes into the sport when Comtois redirected a shot from Derek Grant and chanced on the salvage for his team-main 12th goal.
Later within the main, Volkov took a pass from Sam Carrick and scored for a 2-0 lead at 8: 12.
The Sharks’ most attention-grabbing scoring probability came rapidly after that second goal, however Marcus Sorensen hit the crossbar on a breakaway are attempting.
In any other case, the 6-foot-6 Stolarz stopped every little thing as the Sharks kept firing images his diagram.
“I roughly loved it,” Stolarz acknowledged of his busy evening. “Clearly, not having performed too many games this year, when a team is throwing somewhat a few pucks at you, it enables you to fetch into a groove and resolve in.”
Volkov scored his second of the evening and sixth of the season at 12: 19. Rakell added a fetch on a wrist shot that beat Martin Jones early within the third.
SHARKS ADD DRAFT PICK
Within the hours main up to Monday afternoon’s switch within the gash price of-off date, San Jose sent defenseman Prick DeSimone to Vegas in a three-team switch that also concerned the Chicago Blackhawks. The Sharks acquired a fifth-round draft gain from Vegas.
San Jose made two more minor deals, acquiring collegiate goalie Magnus Chrona from Tampa Bay for defenseman Fredrik Claesson, and ahead Alexander Barabanov from Toronto for ahead Antti Suomela.
Belief to maybe be sellers at the within the gash price of-off date, Anaheim as an different acquired defenseman Haydn Fleury from Carolina for defenseman Jani Hakanpaa and a sixth-round draft gain.
The Geese also traded defenseman Ben Hutton to Toronto for a fifth-round gain.
The Sharks host the Geese in a rematch Wednesday, the closing sport between the teams this season.
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