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Live Game Blog: Sharks at Montreal

by San Jose Sharks Staff / San Jose Sharks
Following the huge 4-0 win in Ottawa two days earlier, the San Jose Sharks lose 3-1 in the matinee matchup against the Montreal Canadiens. Benn Ferriero scores the lone goal for Team Teal as their losing way continues in Bell Centre -- their last win in Montreal was Dec. 17, 2002 when they defeat the Habs 3-1.  Devin Setoguchi has returned to San Jose for further medical evaluation and has been placed on the injured reserve list.


The Canadiens burn the rest of the time and hold on to win 3-1.

Montreal's forward skates toward the empty net but his shot misses.

The penalty expires and the Sharks are still down two goals. Antti Niemi is pulled from the net for an extra skater.

Sharks get a late gift from Montreal as Lars Eller goes off for hooking. That's only the second penalty of the day -- both from the Canadiens.. San Jose will need to score if they want a chance to win this game.

Sharks gain entry and try to set up in the offensive zone but can't get much to Carey Price with the Canadiens skaters blocking shot after shot.

Following a Sharks high turnover, Roman Hamrlik starts a breakaway. Antti Niemi makes the initial save on Hamrlik shot but Michael Cammalleri picks up the rebound at the feet of Niemi and extends the Canadien's lead to 3-1.

Montreal Canadien forced to burn a timeout after an icing call against them.

Logan Couture wins the third period opening faceoff.


Two periods in the book and the Canadiens lead 2-1. Tomas Plekanec scores the lone goal in the second to put Montreal ahead. Dan Boyle leads all skaters by a wide margin wtih 20:02 of ice time; Marc-Edouard Vlasic has the second-highest ice time total with 16:45.

Ryane Clowe's shot is denied. That's the Sharks' 11 shot on goal this period and 21st this game.

Jamie McGinn shoots the puck but Carey Price makes the routine save.

Tomas Plekanec stickhandles his way around the Sharks defense, fires a shot from the slot to net his ninth goal of the season. Habs regains the lead at 2-1.

Following an icing call against San Jose, Montreal wins the faceoff in the Sharks' zone but Jamie McGinn blocks the shot from the point and Antti Niemi covers up the puck as it trickles to him. Team Teal will finally get the change their lines.

Alexandre Picard shot is the Canadiens first shot on goal this period.

Tomas Plekanec hits Justin Braun near the net following the whistle and the two stare each other down before an official seperates them.

Carey Price makes a routine save going side to side to deny Benn Ferriero's attempt.

Roman Hamrlik blocks a Sharks shot.

Tomas Plekanec goes to the penalty box for hooking and we'll get to see the NHL's best penalty killers take the ice for two minutes.

Scott Gomez wins the opening faceoff of the second period.


Benn Ferriero scores his third goal since his call-up to tie the score up at 1-1. San Jose put 10 shots on goal compared to Montreal's four. Canadien is in control of the faceoffs winning 11 of 18.

Sharks gain the zone and set up play. Dany Heatley, who is also getting booed in Montreal, gets a shot to Carey Price who makes the save.

Antti Niemi makes several save while sprawl out on his stomach and his d-men help him out by clearing the zone.

Antti Niemi makes an acrobatic save and then the Sharks rushes up the ice. Benn Ferriero takes the puck away from Carey Price who was trying to pass it to his defensemen and then scores on the short side rom the boards to tie up the game 1-1. Logan Couture earns the assist.

Carey Price snags Patrick Marleau's one-timer down with his glove. That's the Sharks' fifth shot this game compared to the Habs' one.

Logan Couture wins the ensuing faceoff and Douglas Murray puts former Shark Travis Moen onto the ice.

A tough break for Team Teal. The linesman couldn't get out of the way of the puck and instead of the puck being deep in the offensive zone for the Sharks, the Habs regain the puck near their blueline and started their quick transition. Mathieu Darche eventually scores on Antti Niemi. Benoit Pouliot and Hal Gil earns the assist. Canadiens up 1-0

Defensman Mike Moore gets a shot on Carey Price for the first shot on goal of the game.

A stoppage after the puck goes into the benches.


The San Jose Sharks will take on the Montreal Canadiens on their second game of their five-game road trip. This is the only meeting between these two clubs.

Antti Niemi is expected in net in this matinee contest. Niemi is coming of the shutout 4-0 win Thursday in Ottawa.
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