James Reimer made 31 saves to record his first shutout of the season and Logan Couture had a pair of goals as the San Jose Sharks blanked the Edmonton Oilers 3-0 on Tuesday night.
Joe Pavelski also scored for the Sharks (37-23-6), who won their second in a row. They’ve now won five of their last six games and have gone 19-5-4 since Jan. 9.
Cam Talbot kicked out 19-of-22 shots for Edmonton (26-36-7), which had won four of its previous five games.
The Sharks started the scoring just 1:33 into the game as a puck bounced around before landing between the legs of Talbot, who spun around in vain trying to find it before Couture swatted it into the net.
San Jose went up 2-0 with a power-play goal at 15:50 of the first as Couture picked the top corner with a wrist shot from the face-off dot for his 10th of the season.
Pavelski, the Sharks captain, gave his team a three-goal lead with six minutes left in the second period, tipping his 31st of the season past Talbot on a Paul Martin shot.
Edmonton had some chances in the final period, but couldn’t get a puck past Reimer.
Both teams are back at it on Thursday, as the Oilers make a one-game trip to Minnesota and the Sharks return home to host New Jersey.Report Typo/Error