Couture, Tierney score 2 each, Sharks beat Canucks 5-0

From FOX Sports - November 11, 2017

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP)Aaron Dell helped the San Jose Sharks keep up their dominance of the Vancouver Canucks.

Dell stopped 41 shots for his second career shutout as the Sharks beat the Canucks for the sixth straight time, 5-0 on Saturday night.

You continue to believe in yourself and never give up, Dell said. It takes a lot of hard work.

Logan Couture and Chris Tierney each scored twice, and Tomas Hertl had a goal and an assist as San Jose won for the fifth time in six games. The Sharks swept all five games of last years series from the Canucks and picked up where they left off.

With San Jose leading 2-0, Dell delivered a highlight-reel save with just over five minutes remaining. The Sharks turned the puck over in their own zone, with the Canucks getting two clear shots before Dells glove save kept the puck out of the net.

Their goalie played well. We didnt deserve to be shut out but thats how it goes sometimes. You run into a hot goalie, Canucks defenseman Derrick Poulet said. Short-handed goals are momentum killers for sure. And on the power plays you have to find a way to put a couple in the net. Its a big thing.

Couture and Tierney added empty-net goals in the final two minutes, and Tierney converted his first penalty try in three attempts with 12.2 seconds left.

Jacob Markstrom stopped 26 of 29 shots for Vancouver, which has lost three of four.

For the second game in a row, the Sharks scored within the first minute. Hertl had a shot by Justin Braun glance off his skate and into the net off Markstroms pads. He has seven points in his last six games against Vancouver.


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