Hertl scores twice as Sharks rout Canucks | Wednesday, 09.25.2013 / 1:42 AM

Tomas Hertl scored twice, Joe Thornton had a goal and two assists and Antti Niemi stopped all 24 shots he faced as the San Jose Sharks blanked the Vancouver Canucks, 5-0, at SAP Center.

Dan Boyle and Logan Couture also scored to keep the Sharks unbeaten in five preseason games.

Eddie Lack stopped 28 shots for the Canucks, who lost their second straight on the road.

Hertl opened the scoring at 10:37 of the first period, redirecting a shot by Scott Hannan. Boyle's goal came two minutes later. Thornton scored at 11:21 of the second period directly after Couture won a faceoff during a power play. Couture added a power-play goal with a minute left in the period.

Hertl, who has a team-leading three goals in the preseason, scored his second goal at 2:25 of the third.

"There's great competition," Sharks coach Todd McLellan said. "It can't be a comfortable camp for everyone. We can't keep all of these guys."

Scoring Summary
1st Period
10:37SJS Tomas Hertl (1) Tip-in - ASST: Scott Hannan (1), Joe Thornton (1) 1 - 0 SJS
12:28SJS Dan Boyle (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Tyler Kennedy (1), Joe Pavelski (1) 2 - 0 SJS
2nd Period
11:21SJS PPG - Joe Thornton (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Patrick Marleau (1), Logan Couture (1) 3 - 0 SJS
19:00SJS PPG - Logan Couture (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Joe Pavelski (2), Dan Boyle (1) 4 - 0 SJS
3rd Period
02:25SJS Tomas Hertl (2) Wrist shot - ASST: Brent Burns (1), Joe Thornton (2) 5 - 0 SJS
Three Stars of the Game
Tomas Hertl
Tomas Hertl
G: 2Shots: 3
A: 0Hits: 2
PTS: 2PIM: 0
+/-: 2TOI: 16:48
Joe Thornton
Joe Thornton
G: 1Shots: 1
A: 2Hits: 0
PTS: 3PIM: 0
+/-: 2TOI: 15:28
Antti Niemi
Antti Niemi
SA: 24TOI: 60:00
GA: 0
PIM: 0
SV%: 1.000
Penalty Summary
1st Period
2nd Period
09:51VAN Ryan Kesler  Boarding  - 2 min against  Matt Nieto
16:37SJS Matt Pelech  Fighting (maj)  - 5 min against  Tom Sestito
16:37VAN Tom Sestito  Fighting (maj)  - 5 min against  Matt Pelech
16:37VAN Tom Sestito  Unsportsmanlike conduct  - 2 min against  Matt Pelech
16:37SJS Matt Pelech  Unsportsmanlike conduct  - 2 min against  Tom Sestito
18:21VAN Andrew Alberts  Roughing  - 2 min against  Tommy Wingels
3rd Period
12:53VAN Bo Horvat  Hooking  - 2 min against  Jason Demers
shots by period
Team Stats
Power Plays0/02/3
Faceoff Wins2335
Blocked Shots918
Penalty Minutes137
2D. HamhuisD0002022:38
6Y. WeberD00-31018:08
8C. TanevD0000020:40
14A. BurrowsR00-22016:16
15C. StuartL00-11017:05
17R. KeslerC00-11215:38
22D. SedinL00-16016:07
23A. EdlerD0000020:40
24Z. HamillC00-12010:44
25M. SantorelliC0001016:46
26F. CorradoD0001021:12
29T. SestitoL000078:45
33H. SedinC00-12015:56
36J. HansenR00-13017:12
41A. AlbertsD00-31216:42
48H. ShinkarukC0000014:59
50B. GaunceC00-11011:36
53B. HorvatC0000214:47
1R. Luongo00.0000:00
31E. Lack2833.84860:00
5J. DemersD0011018:19
8J. PavelskiC0212016:21
12P. MarleauL0101015:18
19J. ThorntonC1221015:28
22D. BoyleD1122022:24
27S. HannanD0111016:12
38B. KearnsC0001014:03
39L. CoutureC1104015:39
42M. PelechR0003711:21
43J. McCarthyC0003014:03
44M. VlasicD0002021:01
48T. HertlC2023016:48
52M. IrwinD0021020:58
57T. WingelsC0001014:36
80M. TennysonD0001019:27
81T. KennedyC0111016:10
83M. NietoL0013016:30
88B. BurnsD0122015:22
31A. Niemi24241.00060:00
32A. Stalock00.0000:00