Joe Thornton had two goals and two assists, and new defenseman Brian Campbell scored the final goal in the Sharks' sixth straight victory, 6-4, over the Montreal Canadiens last night in San Jose, Calif.
Enforcer Jody Shelley scored the go-ahead goal late in the second period, while Jonathan Cheechoo and captain Patrick Marleau also scored as the Sharks added to their longest winning streak of the season. Evgeni Nabokov made 27 saves in San Jose's first game back from an eight-game road trip.
Tomas Plekanec scored two goals and Ryan O'Byrne got his first NHL goal for the Canadiens, whose three-game winning streak was snapped in the opener of a four-game West Coast road trip. Carey Price made 33 saves in his worst performance since the Eastern Conference co-leaders traded Cristobal Huet to Washington, turning over their fortunes to the 20-year-old rookie goalie.
Leading, 5-3, San Jose survived Maxim Lapierre's late goal and a Montreal power play before Campbell streaked down the right side for the final goal with 1:39 to play.
Ducks 3, Senators 1 - At Anaheim, Calif., Corey Perry and Scott Niedermayer each had a goal and an assist, and Jean-Sebastien Giguere made 24 saves as Anaheim beat Ottawa in a rematch of last season's Stanley Cup finals.
The victory was the sixth in a row for the defending champion Ducks, while the slumping Senators have won just nine of their last 24.