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game recap

Sharks 2, Senators 0

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 4:51 AM

Associated Press

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OTTAWA (AP) - Evgeni Nabokov got his first shutout of the season and Patrick Marleau and Nils Ekman scored to help the San Jose Sharks extend their winning streak to five games with a 2-0 victory over the Ottawa Senators on Thursday night.

Nabokov made 40 saves for his 27th career shutout, his first since March 31, 2004 when he set a franchise record with his ninth of the season.

Marleau beat Dominik Hasek on a breakaway in the second and Ekman finished off a 2-on-1 with Joe Thornton in the third, just moments after Nabokov gloved a rolling puck just in front of the goal line to keep San Jose ahead.

The Sharks won a season-high six straight from Dec. 2-16 and had another five-game winning streak from Oct. 26 to Nov. 4.

Ottawa lost for just the fourth time in 21 games at the Corel Centre, which will be renamed Scotiabank Place on Friday. The Senators, who beat Phoenix 6-2 Tuesday, have lost four of their last six games, their worst stretch of the season.

Hasek, who made 34 saves, came up huge in the first period to keep the game scoreless. He made a desperate glove save on Ekman, who jumped on a rebound of Marleau's shot during a long 5-on-3 Sharks power play.

The Czech superstar also benefited from a shot off the post moments later, as did Nabokov on Ottawa captain Daniel Alfredsson's shot late in the first.

Alfredsson, who had two goals and two assists Tuesday in his return from a rib injury, saw his crossing pass in the Sharks zone intercepted by Marleau.

The San Jose captain raced the length of the ice and beat out Alfredsson's attempt to track him down before putting a backhand past Hasek 8:17 into the second.

Ottawa came close to tying it 1:16 into the third but Nabokov reached out just in time to prevent a rolling puck from crossing the line.

The Sharks made it a two-goal lead shortly afterwards when Thornton came in on a 2-on-1 and passed to Ekman, who redirected the puck past Hasek at 2:45.

Notes: Nabokov shared a shutout on Dec. 2 with rookie Nolan Schaefer, who has the Sharks' other shutout this season. ... The crowd of 19,538 was the Senators' 17th sellout of the season. ... Ottawa C Jason Spezza missed his 10th game in the past 11 because of a chest injury. ... Senators RW Brandon Bochenski returned after missing 11 games with a separated shoulder.

scoring summary
1st Period
01:31
OTT
PPG - Dany Heatley (27) ASST: Zdeno Chara (19), Daniel Alfredsson (31)
1 - 0 OTT
07:59
PHX
PPG - Zbynek Michalek (7) ASST: Keith Ballard (12), Ladislav Nagy (33)
1 - 1 Tie
11:54
OTT
PPG - Zdeno Chara (8) ASST: Bryan Smolinski (17), Daniel Alfredsson (32)
2 - 1 OTT
2nd Period
08:14
OTT
Mike Fisher (14) ASST: Brian Pothier (15)
3 - 1 OTT
11:31
OTT
Chris Neil (12) ASST: Mike Fisher (10)
4 - 1 OTT
16:57
OTT
Patrick Eaves (7) ASST: NONE
5 - 1 OTT
3rd Period
01:49
OTT
Daniel Alfredsson (26) ASST: Bryan Smolinski (18), Wade Redden (27)
6 - 1 OTT
12:48
OTT
PPG - Daniel Alfredsson (27) ASST: Bryan Smolinski (19)
7 - 1 OTT
17:08
PHX
Jamie Lundmark (5) ASST: Mike Johnson (18)
7 - 2 OTT
penalty summary
1st Period
00:55
PHX
Zbynek Michalek  Hooking against  Daniel Alfredsson
02:22
PHX
Oleg Saprykin  Hooking against  Chris Kelly
06:24
OTT
Wade Redden  Tripping against  Ladislav Nagy
10:18
PHX
Shane Doan  Holding against  Mike Fisher
11:31
PHX
Petr Nedved  Tripping against  Bryan Smolinski
12:33
OTT
Brian Pothier  Slashing against  Zbynek Michalek
17:36
OTT
Mike Fisher  Unsportsmanlike conduct against  Paul Mara
17:36
PHX
Paul Mara  Roughing against  Mike Fisher
18:53
OTT
Daniel Alfredsson  Hooking against  Ladislav Nagy
2nd Period
01:42
PHX
Sean O'Donnell  Game misconduct against  Chris Neil
01:42
PHX
Sean O'Donnell  Misconduct against  Chris Neil
01:42
PHX
Sean O'Donnell  Fighting against  Chris Neil
01:42
PHX
Sean O'Donnell  Instigator against  Chris Neil
01:42
OTT
Chris Neil  Fighting against  Sean O'Donnell
05:00
OTT
Chris Kelly  Tripping against  Mike Johnson
19:31
OTT
Dany Heatley  Cross checking against  Matt Jones
3rd Period
04:30
PHX
Paul Mara  Holding against  Dany Heatley
11:23
PHX
Shane Doan  Misconduct against  Anton Volchenkov
11:23
PHX
Shane Doan  Fighting against  Anton Volchenkov
11:23
PHX
Shane Doan  Instigator against  Anton Volchenkov
11:23
OTT
Anton Volchenkov  Fighting against  Shane Doan
11:44
PHX
Petr Nedved  Hooking against  Daniel Alfredsson
13:48
OTT
Brian Pothier  Holding against  Mike Ricci
14:49
PHX
Mike Ricci  Holding against  Zdeno Chara
goalie stats
Brian Boucher
SA: 39TOI: 60:00
Saves: 32EV: 23 - 27
PIM: 0PP: 7 - 10
SV%: .821SH: 2 - 2
Dominik Hasek
SA: 23TOI: 60:00
Saves: 21EV: 13 - 14
PIM: 0PP: 7 - 8
SV%: .913SH: 1 - 1