Niemi, Sharks beat Canadiens 4-0

Niemi, Sharks beat Canadiens 4-0


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SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Tommy Wingels scored two goals and Antti Niemi shut Montreal out for the second time this season in the San Jose Sharks 4-0 victory over the Canadiens on Saturday night.

Matt Nieto also scored and Logan Couture had a goal and two assists for the Sharks, who have won seven straight home games against Montreal since last losing here to the Canadiens in 1999.

Niemi made 27 saves to follow up his 2-0 victory in Montreal in October with another shutout.

Peter Budaj was knocked out after allowing two goals in less than 22 minutes as Montreal lost for the third time in four games on a road trip to Arizona and California. The Canadiens hope to have gold medal-winning goalie Carey Price back from a lower-body injury on their upcoming homestand that begins Wednesday night against Boston.

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