MONTREAL (CBS/AP) — David Schlemko, Patrick Marleau, Timo Meier and Melker Karlsson scored to chase Carey Price in the second period, and the San Jose Sharks beat the Montreal Canadiens 4-2 on Friday night.
Looking for his 250th victory, Price was pulled after conceding the four goals on 18 shots. Al Montoya made five saves in relief.
Brian Flynn and Jeff Petry scored in the third period for Montreal. The Canadiens are 1-7-1 against San Jose in the last six years.
Martin Jones made 26 saves for San Jose. The Sharks have won four in a row, starting their four-game trip with shootout victories in Toronto and Ottawa on Tuesday and Wednesday night.
The Canadiens got into penalty trouble early on and it cost them. They three minor penalties in the first 8 minutes and San Jose scored on two of the power plays
With Paul Byron in the box for hooking, Schlemko opened the scoring with his first goal of the season, beating a screened Price top shelf with a wrister from the half wall. With the Sharks on another power play 2 minutes later, Marleau made it 2-0 from the slot after blown coverage by Alexei Emelin.
Still in the first period, the 20-year-old Meier, making his NHL debut, added San Jose’s third at 13:18.
The Sharks chased Price at 6:44 of the second after Karlsson made it 4-0 by batting a bouncing puck into the roof of the net. It was the first time Price was pulled from a game without an injury since Oct. 13, 2014.
Flynn ended Jones’ shutout bid with 9:32 remaining, and Petry scored with 6:12 left.
NOTES: Montreal’s Andrew Shaw was out of the lineup with concussion-like symptoms. Shaw took an elbow to the head from Boston’s Torey Krug on Monday night. Winger Sven Andrighetto started in his place. … Michael McCarron made his season debut for the Canadiens. He had an assist on Montreal’s second goal.
Sharks: At Chicago on Sunday night.
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