Jones’ 39 saves leads Sharks
Martin Jones made 39 saves, and the San Jose Sharks beat the Montreal Canadiens 3-1 on Sunday night to snap a four-game skid.
Justin Braun, Brent Burns and Joe Pavelski scored to help San Jose improve to 13-10-5. Jones is 7-1-0 in his career against Montreal.
Jeff Petry scored for Montreal, and Carey Price made 26 saves. The Canadiens dropped to 12-10-5 overall and fell to 1-3-0 on their current five-game homestand.
The Sharks have won seven straight and 11 of their past 12 against Montreal. Sunday’s victory was the Sharks’ first on the road since Oct. 28.
San Jose opened the scoring at 2:55 of the first, with Braun beating Price after a bad giveaway by Petry in his own end. With San Jose on a 5-on-3 advantage, Burns made it 2-0 with a wrist shot from the slot at 10:29 of the first to extend his points streak to four games.