San Jose opened the scoring at 2:55 of the first, with Braun beating Price after a bad giveaway by Petry in his own end. With San Jose on a 5-on-3 advantage, Burns made it 2-0 with a wrist shot from the slot at 10:29 of the first to extend his points streak to four games.
Petry made up for his earlier turnover when he scored at 12:15 of the second. Just moments after shooting the puck off Jones’ mask, the Canadiens defenseman got his stick on a pass from Jonathan Drouin for his third of the season.
Pavelski capped off a give-and-go with Burns and Logan Couture to make it 3-1 at 15:51 of the second, the Sharks captain’s team-leading 17th goal of the season. Jones stopped 22 shots in the third period alone for his 10th victory of the season.
Notes: Former first-round pick Nikita Scherbak is no longer with the Canadiens after being claimed off waivers by the Los Angeles Kings on Sunday. … Andrew Shaw assisted on Petry’s goal for his 200th career NHL point.
Sharks: Host Carolina on Wednesday night.
Canadiens: Host Ottawa on Tuesday night.
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