San Jose (20-16-5) at Montreal (19-16-6) 7:00 pm EST
MONTREAL (Ticker) -- Montreal Canadiens general manager Bob Gainey
is going to try his hand with his struggling club.
After losing 18 of their last 25 games, Gainey fired coach
Claude Julien and assistant Rick Green Saturday morning and will
take the reins against the San Jose Sharks, who are looking to
extend their winning streak to six games.
It was the first shutout this season and 27th career for
Nabokov, who has won three consecutive decisions while posting a
.957 save percentage over that stretch.
With a win on Saturday, San Jose can match its longest winning
streak of the campaign. The Sharks reeled off six straight
victories from December 2-16, the club's first six games with
star center Joe Thornton.
Since being traded from Boston to San Jose on November 30,
Thornton has led the Sharks to a 12-4-1 mark. The three-time
All-Star has six goals and 27 points in those 17 games.
Montreal's latest setback came in a 2-1 loss to Colorado on
Wednesday. Cristobal Huet made 38 saves.