Sharks send Canadiens to fourth straight loss with shutout


MONTREAL — The San Jose Sharks extended the Montreal Canadiens’ season-opening losing streak to four games with a 5-0 win at Bell Centre on Tuesday.

Adin Hill made 21 saves for his fourth NHL shutout and Jonathan Dahlen scored his first two NHL goals in the first 3:36 for San Jose (2-0-0), which won its sixth straight in Montreal since Dec. 15, 2015.

Jake Allen made 20 saves for Montreal (0-4-0), which has scored three goals during its longest losing streak to begin a season since losing its first five games in 1995-96. 

Hill, acquired from the Arizona Coyotes in a July 17 trade, made 20 saves in a 4-3 season-opening win against the Winnipeg Jets on Saturday.

Timo Meier and Erik Karlsson each had a goal and two assists, and Logan Couture had two assists.

Dahlen gave San Jose a 1-0 lead at 1:22 of the first period. He and Meier each redirected Burns’ wrist shot from the right point past Allen on the Sharks’ first shot on goal.

Dahlen, the son of former Sharks forward Ulf Dahlen, made it 2-0 when he scored on a 2-on-1 pass from Couture at 3:36.

Karlsson scored San Jose’s third goal of the period at 19:22.

Meier made it 4-0 at 3:09 when he scored a power-play goal with a wrist shot from the left side on a pass from Couture.

Kevin Labanc scored San Jose’s second power-play goal on a one-timer from the left side at 14:31 for the 5-0 final.

Forwards Mike Hoffman and Adam Brooks each made his Canadiens debut.

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