Bruins win 11th straight against Sharks with shutout

BOSTON — The Boston Bruins prolonged their successful streak against the San Jose Sharks to 11 video games with a 4-0 win at TD Garden on Sunday.

The Sharks haven’t defeated the Bruins since March 15, 2016, a 3-2 win in San Jose. The Bruins’ streak against the Sharks is their longest streak against any opponent.

“It’s loads of enjoyable to indicate up for work each evening, and actually really feel like you may win each evening,” Bruins defenseman Charlie McAvoy stated. “I feel everyone simply brings out one of the best in one another. It’s one thing you simply need to savor, proper? Because it is actually particular what we received going right here.”

Linus Ullmark and Jeremy Swayman mixed for an 18-save shutout for Boston (37-5-4), which has gained 5 in a row. Ullmark made 17 saves in 57:32. Swayman entered at 8:01 of the third interval after Ullmark misplaced a skate blade and made one save in 2:28.

“I’ve no clue [how the blade came out],” Ullmark stated. “I had some skate points earlier than the sport, however we took care of that. … I used to be simply joyful they did not shoot [before the change].”

Video: SJS@BOS: Ullmark and Swayman save all pictures on objective

Hampus Lindholm and McAvoy every had a objective and an help. Brad Marchand had two assists.

“I assumed our greatest protection was ours [offensive] zone possession sport,” Bruins coach Jim Montgomery stated. “Our defensemen saved loads of pucks alive being actually aggressive, and all I do know is it is nice to have an elite [defensive] core like we do led by Lindholm and McAvoy — who scored two unbelievable targets to get us going — and I assumed they led us tonight with our depth and puck possession sport.”

James Reimer made 18 saves for San Jose (14-25-9).

“No thriller why they’ve the report they’ve,” Sharks coach David Quinn stated. “Obviously, I did not assume we have been on our sport in loads of areas. [We] hung round a bit of bit, however you recognize, simply two targets to get beat 1-on-1, and simply did not get a lot going tonight.”

Lindholm gave Boston a 1-0 lead at 7:16 of the primary interval, dangling his method into the slot earlier than scoring with a wrist shot.

“If you can put it behind the online each sport, you’ll,” Lindholm stated. “It’s a league with good gamers and good goalies, so it isn’t as simple because it seems to be, however it’s enjoyable that we are able to create some offense and take some load off [David] Pastrnak and Marchand, to allow them to get a bit of evening off.”

Video: SJS@BOS: Lindholm fakes out the protection and scores

The Sharks didn’t have a shot on objective till 10:00 of the primary when the defenseman Jacob Megna‘s slap shot from the blue line was saved by Ullmark.

“We did not have loads of vitality,” Quinn stated.

McAvoy made it 2-0 at 4:08 of the second interval with a highlight-reel objective of his personal. McAvoy deked previous Erik Karlsson and Timo Meierdangled throughout the crease to evade Mario Ferraro and slid the puck previous Reimer.

“It bounced off [McAvoy’s] skate, [he] will get it proper again on his blade,” Meier stated. “I ought to have performed the physique. It’s a mistake that value us a objective.”

Video: SJS@BOS: McAvoy reveals off spectacular strikes

Nick Foligno pushed it to 3-0 at 7:46, tipping in Lindholm’s level shot. Joona Koppanen had the secondary help for his first profession level in his third NHL sport.

“I used to be laughing as a result of there have been 4 guys who have been form of offended that I scored; all of them thought [Koppanen] tipped it,” Foligno stated. “So I used to be form of unhappy after I went within the huddle with everyone, however he received the help, so everyone was joyful after that.”

Pastrnak scored a power-play objective to make it 4-0 at 2:40 of the third interval.

“The calmness that we compete with on this crew. There’s probably not a lot that rattles this group,” Foligno stated. “The method we deal with ourselves each evening, each day at observe, and there is simply such a starvation to get higher right here. That’s possibly the largest factor I see: Every man needs to get higher.”

Notes: Sharks defenseman Matt Benning didn’t play on Sunday as a result of an sickness, in accordance with Quinn. He didn’t present a timetable for his return. … A Bruins defenseman has scored in 5 straight video games relationship to Jan. 14. The final time Boston had a streak that lengthy within the common season was March 8-15, 2014 (5 video games). … Pastrnak scored his 14th power-play objective, trailing solely Connor McDavid (16) and Leon Draisaitl (16) of the Edmonton Oilers for essentially the most within the NHL this season.

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