Tomas Hertl scored a power-play goal in the latest contribution from San Jose's second unit and James Reimer earned his second shutout in four starts with the Sharks in a 3-0 victory over the Arizona Coyotes on Sunday night.
Joel Ward also scored, Joe Pavelski added an empty-netter and Joonas Donskoi had two assists for the Sharks, who have won a season-high four straight home games to move to the brink of clinching the playoffs. After missing the postseason last year for the first time since 2003, San Jose can seal up a bid this season with one more victory.
Reimer, acquired late last month in a trade from Toronto, made 25 saves and has allowed just two goals in winning his last three starts for the Sharks. Reimer has 13 career shutouts.
Mike Smith made 32 saves for the Coyotes, who were shut out for the second straight night.