BOSTON — The Boston Bruins extended their winning streak against the San Jose Sharks to 11 games with a 4-0 victory at the TD Garden on Sunday.
The Sharks haven’t beaten the Bruins since March 15, 2016, when they won 3-2 in San Jose. The Bruins’ streak against the Sharks is the longest active against any opponent.
“It’s so much fun to go to work every night and really feel like you can win every night,” the Bruins defenseman said. charlie mcavoy saying. “I think everyone brings out the best in each other. It’s something you just want to savor, right? Because it’s really special what we have here.”
linus ullmark Y jeremy swayman combined for an 18-save shutout for Boston (37-5-4), which has won five in a row. Ullmark made 17 saves in 57:32. Swayman entered at 8:01 of the third period after Ullmark missed a skid sheet and made a save at 2:28.
“I have no idea [how the blade came out]Ullmark said. “I had some skating issues before the game, but we took care of that. …I was happy they didn’t shoot [before the change].”
Video: SJS@BOS: Ullmark and Swayman save all shots on goal
Hampus Lindholm and McAvoy each had a goal and an assist. brad marchand He had two assists.
“I thought our best defense was our [offensive] zone possession game,” Bruins coach Jim Montgomery said. “Our defensemen kept a lot of pucks alive by being really aggressive, and all I know is it’s great to have an elite [defensive] core as we do led by Lindholm and McAvoy, who scored two incredible goals to get us going, and I think they led us tonight with our intensity and puck possession play.”
james reimer he made 18 saves for San Jose (14-25-9).
“There’s no mystery why they have the record they have,” Sharks coach David Quinn said. “Obviously, I didn’t think we were on our game in a lot of areas. [We] He held on a bit, but you know, just two goals to go 1-1, and it just didn’t work out much tonight.”
Lindholm gave Boston a 1-0 lead at 7:16 of the first period, hanging down to the slot before scoring on a wrist shot.
“If you could put him in the back of the net every game, you would,” Lindholm said. “It’s a league with good players and good goalkeepers, so it’s not as easy as it sounds, but it’s fun that we can create some offense and take some weight off of us.” [David] Pastrnak and Marchand, so they can have a little night off.”
Video: SJS@BOS: Lindholm tricks defense, scores
The Sharks did not have a shot on goal until 10:00 of the first when the defender jaycob megnaThe slap shot from the blue line was saved by Ullmark.
“We didn’t have a lot of energy,” Quinn said.
McAvoy made it 2-0 at 4:08 of the second period with a standout goal of his own. McAvoy deked past erik karlsson Y thymus meierhung through the fold to evade mario ferraro and slid the puck past Reimer.
“bounced [McAvoy’s] rollerblading, [he] he puts it back on his sheet,” Meier said. “He should have touched the body. It’s a mistake that cost us a goal.”
Video: SJS@BOS: McAvoy displays spectacular moves
Nick Foligno pushed it to 3-0 at 7:46, tipping Lindholm’s point shot. Joona Koppanen he had the secondary assist for his first career point in his third NHL game.
“I was laughing because there were four guys who were kind of mad that I scored; they all thought [Koppanen] I tipped him,” Foligno said. “So I was a little sad when I got into the meeting with everyone, but he got the turnout, so everyone was happy after that.”
Pastrnak scored a power-play goal to make it 4-0 at 2:40 of the third period.
“The calm with which we compete in this team. There really isn’t much that worries this group,” Foligno said. “The way we handle ourselves every night, every day in practice, and there’s such a hunger to get better here. That’s maybe the biggest thing I see — all the guys want to get better.”
NOTES: shark defense matt benning he did not play Sunday due to illness, according to Quinn. He did not provide a timetable for his return. … A Bruins defenseman has scored in five straight games since Jan. 14. The last time Boston had such a long regular season streak was March 8-15, 2014 (five games). … Pastrnak scored his 14th goal in power-play, trailing only Connor McDavid (16) and Leon Draisaitl (16) the Edmonton Oilers with the most in the NHL this season.
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