Goaltender Martin Jones played all three periods without allowing a goal, while fellow newcomer Paul Martin found the back of the net in a 4-0 Sharks preseason win against the Canucks on Tuesday night at Rogers Arena.
Playing his first game in a teal and white sweater, Jones, the former backup to Jonathan Quick in Los Angeles, made 30 saves.
The Sharks jumped out to a first period lead thanks to a pair of goals by the new defense partnership of Martin and Brent Burns.
Martin put San Jose ahead on the first shot of the game, sneaking a wrist shot past Ryan Miller at 2:41 with Logan Couture and Joel Ward in front of the net.
Later, it was Burns who directed a wrister towards the net that deflected off of former Sharks defenseman Taylor Fedun at 17:16.
The game stayed a 2-0 Sharks lead until midway through the third period, when a Matt Tennyson blast on the power play went in off of Tomas Hertl, who was stationed in front of goalie Joe Cannata.
Another power play goal increased that lead to 4-0, when Nikolay Goldobin buzzed in a shot from the high slot with Hertl in front of the net once again at 12:37.
The teams played a scoreless 3-on-3 overtime after regulation, as several NHL preseason games will allow for teams to practice the new format.
San Jose improved to 1-0-1 in the preseason, including a 1-0 overtime loss to the Canucks in North Saanich, British Columbia on Monday.
The Sharks finished 2-for-3 on the power play, and killed off all six Vancouver advantages. Tennyson took two of the six minor penalties.
Alex Stalock served as Jones’ backup, and was the only one of the four goalies on the two-game trip to not see any game action.
Miller allowed two goals on nine shots and departed midway through the second period. Cannata stopped 10 of 12 shots in relief.
The Sharks iced the following lines and defense pairs to start the game:
Patrick Marleau – Logan Couture – Joel Ward
Tomas Hertl – Ben Smith – Joonas Donskoi
Barclay Goodrow – Rourke Chartier – Nikolay Goldobin
John McCarthy – Micheal Haley – Frazer McLaren
Paul Martin – Brent Burns
Mirco Mueller – Justin Braun
Dylan DeMelo – Matt Tennyson
Among the Sharks regulars that have yet to make their preseason debuts are Joe Thornton, Joe Pavelski and Marc-Edouard Vlasic.
The Sharks will play their first two preseason games at SAP Center this weekend, hosting the Arizona Coyotes on Friday and Anaheim Ducks on Saturday.