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San Jose 5, Pittsburgh 0
When: 10:30 PM ET, Saturday, February 29, 2020
Where: SAP Center at San Jose, San Jose, California
Referees: Marc Joannette, Brad Meier
Linesmen: Tony Sericolo, Mark Shewchyk
Attendance: 17562

Evander Kane and Timo Meier each had a goal and an assist as the San Jose Sharks spoiled the return of Patrick Marleau, defeating the visiting Pittsburgh Penguins 5-0 Saturday night.

Joel Kellman, Logan Couture and Joe Thornton also scored for San Jose, which won its second in a row after snapping a five-game losing streak. Goaltender Martin Jones made 30 saves for his second shutout of the season and the 24th of his seven-year career.

Tristan Jarry stopped 27 of 32 shots as the Penguins suffered their sixth consecutive defeat -- their longest skid since the 2011-12 season. Pittsburgh has been outscored 24-8 over that stretch.

Pittsburgh acquired Marleau, who played 20 of his 22 seasons and 1,551 games with the Sharks, at the NHL's trade deadline Monday for a conditional draft pick in 2021. He played 16:18 with two shots, a minor penalty and a plus/minus rating of negative-1.

The Penguins went 0-for-4 on the power play, including a four-minute advantage earlier in the second period after Kane was assessed a double minor for high sticking Pittsburgh's Chad Ruhwedel.

Kane opened the scoring at 18:48 of the first period, taking a stretch pass from Marc-Edouard Vlasic at the Pittsburgh blue line and skating down the middle of the ice before putting a forehander past Jarry and just inside the left post.

Meier made it 2-0 at 11:12 of the second, taking a pass from Marcus Sorensen in the right faceoff circle and firing a wrist shot just under Jarry's glove.

Kellman increased the lead at 14:15 of the period, taking a drop pass from Sorensen before skating into the right circle and putting a shot under Jarry's pads.

Couture tipped Mario Ferraro's shot from the point into the net at 6:14 of the third, after Kane won the puck behind the net and sent it back to the blue line.

Thornton capped the scoring at 16:01 of the third off an assist from Meier.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Pittsburgh   San Jose
N/A Points Evander Kane 2
N/A Goals Evander Kane 1
N/A Assists Mario Ferraro 2
N/A Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Tristan Jarry .844 Save Percentage Martin Jones 1.000
Tristan Jarry 27 Saves Martin Jones 30
Team Stats Summary
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Pittsburgh 30 0 0-4 2-2 8 35
San Jose 32 5 0-2 4-4 10 27
Upcoming Games
  • San Jose will play their next game at home against Toronto. The Sharks have a W/L % of .556 after a win and .342 after a loss.
  • Pittsburgh will play their next game at home against Ottawa. The Penguins have a W/L % of .595 after a win and .556 after a loss.