Jones makes 33 saves as Sharks blank Blackhawks

San Jose Sharks goalie Martin Jones (31) celebrates his 2-0 shutout of the Chicago Blackhawks with Patrick Marleau (12) and Joe Thornton after an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

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.

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