Niemi, Couture lead Sharks past Canadiens 2-0

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Associated Press

Posted on October 26, 2013 at 9:06 PM

MONTREAL (AP) — Antti Niemi made 22 saves and Logan Couture scored twice in the San Jose Sharks' 2-0 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday night.

San Jose won for the first time in four attempts at the Bell Centre since Dec. 2002.

Carey Price made 35 saves for Montreal.

After a scoreless first period in which San Jose outshot Montreal 11-8, Couture scored a power-play goal at 6:20 of the second period.

Captain Joe Thornton sent a precise pass onto Couture's stick and the 24-year-old made no mistake from close range for his fifth goal of the year.

Couture doubled the Sharks' lead at 4:09 of the third when Patrick Marleau's dump-in bounced off the glass and landed on Couture's stick in front of a gaping net.

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