Bishop stymies Sharks

San Francisco Chronicle Late Edition - - SPORTS -

The Sharks had plenty of shots Fri­day night. What they lacked was an an­swer for Stars goalie Ben Bishop.

Though San Jose out­shot host Dal­las, it was the Stars who skated away with a 3-2 vic­tory as Bishop made a sea­son-high 41 saves.

“Ben Bishop’s the rea­son why we won that game,” Dal­las coach Jim Mont­gomery said. “We were bad in the first, and thank God, Ben Bishop wasn’t.”

The game was tied at 1 be­fore Miro Heiska­nen scored from the top of the right face­off cir­cle 4:38 into the third. Brett Ritchie got his sec­ond of the sea­son at 6:26, mak­ing it 3-1 Dal­las.

Evan­der Kane and Lo­gan Cou­ture scored for San Jose. Erik Karls­son had two as­sists, and Martin Jones stopped 27 shots.

The Sharks were com­ing off con­sec­u­tive wins against Mon­treal and Carolina.

“We wanted to build on that,” coach Peter De­Boer said. “I loved our first pe­riod. Bishop, I thought, kept it from be­ing two or three at the end of the first.”

Kane said his team was too re­laxed. “One-goal leads, twogoal leads, teams are com­ing back on us be­cause we’re not fin­ish­ing,” he said. “We need to ramp up the in­ten­sity.”

The Sharks dom­i­nated the first pe­riod, out­shoot­ing Dal­las 13-5. San Jose nearly scored 1:14 into the game when Timo Meier’s shot from the slot hit the right post.

At 9:22, Kane took a pass from Karls­son on the in­side edge of the left cir­cle and slid the puck in­side the left post for his eighth goal. Hur­ri­canes 4, Ducks 1: Brett Pesce scored the tie-break­ing goal early in the third pe­riod and Carolina ended Ana­heim’s five-game win­ning streak.

Justin Wil­liams also scored in the third pe­riod and Petr Mrazek made 18 saves in his first vic­tory since Oct. 26 as the Hur­ri­canes won in Ana­heim for just the sec­ond time in nine years. Oil­ers 7, Wild 2: Leon Drai­saitl scored twice and Con­nor McDavid had a goal and three as­sists for host Ed­mon­ton.

Cam Tal­bot made 31 saves to earn back-to-back vic­to­ries after drop­ping his six pre­vi­ous starts. Blues 1, Jets 0: Jake Allen made 26 saves and recorded his first shutout of the sea­son for vis­it­ing St. Louis. Alex Steen scored dur­ing a sec­ond-pe­riod power play. Briefly: Cal­gary de­fense­man Mark Gior­dano re­ceived a twogame sus­pen­sion over a knee­ing in­ci­dent in­volv­ing Min­nesota cen­ter Mikko Koivu on Thurs­day . ... Ari­zona placed goalie Antti Raanta on in­jured re­serve.

Cooper Neill / As­so­ci­ated Press

Dal­las right wing Brett Ritchie (25) cel­e­brates with Ja­son Spezza and Devin Shore after scor­ing against the Sharks.

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