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Wingels scores twice, Niemi blanks Canadiens for 2nd time this season in Sharks 4-0 victory

  • San Jose Sharks goalie Antti Niemi (31), of Finland, stops a shot from Montreal Canadiens right wing Brendan Gallagher (11) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, March 8, 2014, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

    San Jose Sharks goalie Antti Niemi (31), of Finland, stops a shot from Montreal Canadiens right wing Brendan Gallagher (11) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, March 8, 2014, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)  (The Associated Press)

  • CORRECTS DAY OF WEEK - San Jose Sharks center Tommy Wingels (57) scores a goal past Montreal Canadiens goalie Peter Budaj, (30), of the Czech Republic, during the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, March 8, 2014, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

    CORRECTS DAY OF WEEK - San Jose Sharks center Tommy Wingels (57) scores a goal past Montreal Canadiens goalie Peter Budaj, (30), of the Czech Republic, during the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, March 8, 2014, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)  (The Associated Press)

  • Montreal Canadiens center David Desharnais (51) takes a shot past San Jose Sharks defenseman Dan Boyle (22) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, March 8, 2014, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

    Montreal Canadiens center David Desharnais (51) takes a shot past San Jose Sharks defenseman Dan Boyle (22) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, March 8, 2014, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)  (The Associated Press)

Tommy Wingels scored two goals and Antti Niemi shut Montreal out for the second time this season in the San Jose Sharks 4-0 victory over the Canadiens on Saturday night.

Matt Nieto also scored and Logan Couture had a goal and two assists for the Sharks, who have won seven straight home games against Montreal since last losing here to the Canadiens in 1999.

Niemi made 27 saves to follow up his 2-0 victory in Montreal in October with another shutout.

Peter Budaj was knocked out after allowing two goals in less than 22 minutes as Montreal lost for the third time in four games on a road trip to Arizona and California. The Canadiens hope to have gold medal-winning goalie Carey Price back from a lower-body injury on their upcoming homestand that begins Wednesday night against Boston.