CHICAGO — Martin Jones made 33 saves for his fifth shutout and Patrick Marleau scored a power-play goal in the second period to lead the San Jose Sharks past the Chicago Blackhawks 2-0 on Tuesday night.
Joe Thornton added a long empty-netter with 1:42 left.
Marleau’s goal, on the Sharks’ only man advantage, ended his six-game drought and was just his second in his last 17. But it was all the offence San Jose needed to improve to 18-8-2 on the road, best in the Western Conference.
The Sharks, who ended Chicago’s three-game winning streak, are 10-2-2 in their last 14.
Jones rebounded to earn his 12th career shutout after allowing five goals on 29 shots in a 6-2 loss at Nashville on Saturday. He is 9-2-1 in his last 12 starts and 16-5-2 on the road.