Hertl scores 2 to lead Sharks past Blue Jackets

October 28, 2016
Columbus Blue Jackets goalie Sergei Bobrovsky, center, defends against San Jose Sharks' Patrick Marleau (12) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016, in San Jose, Calif. Blue Jackets' David Savard (58). (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Tomas Hertl had two goals and Joonas Donskoi also scored to lead the San Jose Sharks to a 3-1 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Thursday night.

Martin Jones stopped 24 shots to help the Sharks improve to 3-0 at home.

Scott Hartnell scored for the Blue Jackets, who lost for the second straight game. Sergei Bobrovsky finished with 26 saves.

Hartnell spoiled Jones’ shutout bid with 2:50 remaining as the puck skipped off Jones’ skate and onto Hartnell’s stick and he put it in to make it 2-1.

Hertl added an empty net goal in the final second.

Donskoi scored his first goal of the season, on a power play with 7:01 left in the first period after taking a pass from David Schlemko and knocking it in off the bottom of Bobrovsky’s glove and having it bounce into the net.

After a goal by Brenden Dillon was disallowed due to offsides following a lengthy review early in the third period, the Sharks scored another power-play goal with Hertl converting on a rebound to make it 2-0.

The lights over the ice went out with 2:42 left in the second period, forcing an early intermission. The time was added to the beginning of the third period, with the teams switching sides after 2:42.

NOTES: Schlemko recorded his first point with the Sharks. ... Bobrovsky is one of two goalies to have played all of their team’s minutes this season. ... Sharks F Patrick Marleau appeared in his 550th consecutive game. ... The Sharks are 4 for 10 in power plays at home. ... Ryan Murray missed his third straight game with an upper body injury.


Blue Jackets: Complete a four-game road trip Friday night at Anaheim.

Sharks: End a three-game homestand against Nashville on Saturday night.

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