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Live Game Blog: Sharks at Boston

by San Jose Sharks Staff / San Jose Sharks
Logan Couture netted the game-winner and Devin Setoguchi scored the insurance goal with two seconds left in the game to give the San Jose Sharks a 2-0 win. Antti Niemi was a perfect 26-for-26 in goal in the shutout matinee win. Douglas Murray established a franchise record with seven blocked shots; the Sharks' 25 blocked shots also tied a club record.


Antti Niemi shutout the Bruins 2-0. This is his third shutout of the year and eighth career shutout.

Devin Setoguchi netted the empty-netter to ice the Bruins' comeback attempt. The score now read 2-0.

Tim Thomas raced to the bench for an extra skater as Boston still remained down 1-0.

Trying their hardest to tie up the game, Boston's defensemen were playing deep in the Sharks zone. This led to another Sharks' rush, this time wtih Joe Pavelski leading the way. But good backchecking from Boston did not allow the Big Pavelski to get a shot off.

Kyle Wellwood earned a breakaway but late in his shift he just couldn't muster enough gas. Tim Thomas went way out of his net to play the puck as Wellwood was knocked down into the corner.

Devin Setoguchi got a quality chance on net after Joe Pavelski blocked a shot and started the rush.

Dany Heatley winded up for one of his signature slapshot but again Tim Thomas was up to make the save. No rebound.

Tim Thomas made a save on Joe Pavelski's shot.

Joe Thornton exited the penalty box and narrowly missed a breakaway attempt. With that penalty kill, San Jose's now 4-for-4 on the pk.

Joe Thornton got tagged with a tripping penalty and Boston goes on their fourth powerplay of the game still down 1-0 to the Sharks.

Devin Setoguchi rush led to San Jose's first shot on goal this period. Seto really had to work for that shot. He had a defenseman on him the entire time and forced into corner. Setoguchi squeaked out and tossed the puck toward Tim Thomas.

Dan Boyle cleared the puck out of the zone as the Bruins continue their assult on Antti Niemi and the Sharks.

Boston who has been in control of the puck for most of play the last minute was whistled for offside as they attempt to enter the Sharks' zone.

Patrice Bergeron once again won the opening faceoff, this time of the third.


Sharks still sit at 1-0 after two periods. On the penalty kill, San Jose was 3-for-3. Boston own the slight edge on the shots on goal total with 18 compared to San Jose's 11.

There's an onslaught from the Bruins late in the period as they try to tie up the game before going back to the lockerrooms. But Antti Niemi and the Sharks are up the challenge; blocking and saving pucks left and right.

Antti Niemi made a save and did not allow a rebound on a blast from the blueline just as the Bruins were streaking into the zone to pounce on any loose pucks.

The puck goes wide of the net but rebounded off the board and to the side of Boston's net. A Bruin d-man used his skate to try to clear it from in front of the net but instead he kicked it into the air. Tim Thomas gloved the puck out of the air and out of any potential danger.

Gregory Campbell went to the sin bin for a tripping minor. Sharks go on only their second powerplay of the game.

With the Sharks' penalty expired, Devin Setoguchi led a three-on-two rush and got a shot on net that was turned aside by Tim Thomas.

Joe Pavelski used his skate and redirected the puck out of the zone and down toward Tim Thomas' net. Team Teal's penalty kill has been really on point so far.

San Jose got tacked with an unsportsmanlike conduct. DevinSetoguchi will serve it.

Joe Pavelski won the faceoff in the defensive zone.

The Sharks appeared to score on Douglas Murray's shot from up high that zinged off the post and in, but the officials were quick to wave it off claiming there was goalie interference.

Douglas Murray put a hit on a Bruin forward. Surprisingly, that's the big Swede's first hit of the game.

Boston's shot went up into the netting and the refs whistled the play dead. The faceoff would remain in the Sharks' zone.

Patrick Marleau put a hit on the huge defenseman Zdeno Chara. San Jose has eight hits in the game; Boston has 15.

Patrice Bergeron won the opening faceoff of the second period over Joe Thornton. The Sharks Captain is 67 percent in the faceoff circle.


San Jose kept the Bruins without a shot on that powerplay late in the period. After 20 minutes, the Sharks led 1-0 on Logan Couture's goal. Team Teal put up five shots on goal in the first; Boston has eight.

Ben Eager and Adam McQuaid both get tacked with five for fighting. But Eager got an additionally two minutes for roughing.

Zdeno Chara's blast narrowly missed the net.

Kent Huskins went to the penalty box for putting the puck over the glass. Bruins' powerplay unit got their first crack at Antti Niemi.

Boston's netminder made another save but this time on Dany Heatley's attempt. That's only the Sharks' fourth shot so far this game.

Marc-Edouard Vlasic shot to the net was turned aside by Tim Thomas.

Logan Couture, in his first game back since missing two games because of the flu, nets the game's first goal on the powerplay. Ryane Clowe and Marc-Edouard Vlasic earned the assist on Couture's 23rd goal of the season. Sharks up 1-0.

Shorthanded, the Bruins went on a two-on-one and Antti Niemi was forced to make a sprawling out save to keep the game scoreless.

Boston got tagged with a too-many-men penalty. After the whistle was blown, Shawn Thornton and Jamal Mayers stared each other down, perhaps both looking to pick a fight, before being seperated quickly by the refs.

Great forechecking on the Sharks' part. Teal sweaters were quick to jump on any Bruin carrying the puck. Boston's having a very difficult time clearing the zone.

Dan Boyle got credited with the first shot of the game. Tim Thomas, however, made the save.

Patrice Bergeron won the opening faceoff of today's matinee matchup.


In their only meeting between the Boston Bruins this season, the San Jose Sharks look to continue their winning ways at TD Garden. Team Teal has won two straight and six of their last seven.

Missing from today's matinee lineup would be Antero Niittymaki, Torrey Mitchell, Marc Savard who has a concussion and Daniel Paille who is currently serving a four-game suspension. Logan Couture is listed as day-to-day due to illness but is expected back today.

Antti Niemi is expected in net for San Jose with recent call up Carter Hutton backing him up. Read more about Hutton's recall here.
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