Kane’s two power-play goals lift Sharks past Canadiens
- Evander Kane had three points, including two power-play goals, for the San Jose Sharks in a 4-2 win against the Montreal Canadiens at Bell Centre on Thursday.
- Tomas Hertl had three assists, Kevin Labanc and Melker Karlsson scored, and Aaron Dell made 35 saves for San Jose (4-5-1), which has won four of its past six games (4-1-1).
“I think we played probably the best game we’ve played yet,” Dell said. “We might have been a little bit loose in that first period, but we talked about that and then tightened it right up for the rest of the game after that.”
- Nick Cousins and Joel Armia scored, and Carey Price made 19 saves for Montreal (4-4-2), which has lost two in a row.
- The Canadiens have lost nine straight games in regulation to the Sharks since a 2-0 win March 21, 2015.
“Let me put it this way, did we get some chances? Absolutely,” Canadiens coach Claude Julien said. “We had lots of chances, even in the third period, but we didn’t bury them. They didn’t get that many chances, but they buried them.”
- Barclay Goodrow appeared to give San Jose a 1-0 lead at 7:02 of the first period, but Julien challenged the play for offside, and the goal was overturned after video review.
“I thought we had a good game,” Labanc said. “I mean, it was a big game for us and we needed the two points. So we came out, we did that right from the get-go, we had a goal called back, but it didn’t stop us. We just kept our foot on the gas pedal and came out of here with two points.”
- Defenseman Brent Burns played in his 600th game with the Sharks. …
- Domi has eight points (two goals, six assists) during a seven-game point streak.
Sources & Credits: Sean Farrell / NHL.com, San Jose Sharks, Montreal Canadiens