NHL

Jones stops 31 shots, Sharks beat Canadiens 2-1

  • Montreal Canadiens' Shea Weber, front left, and goalie Carey Price, right, defend San Jose Sharks' Joe Thornton (19) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Dec. 2, 2016, in San Jose, Calif. At left is Sharks' Joe Pavelski (8). (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

    Montreal Canadiens' Shea Weber, front left, and goalie Carey Price, right, defend San Jose Sharks' Joe Thornton (19) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Dec. 2, 2016, in San Jose, Calif. At left is Sharks' Joe Pavelski (8). (AP Photo/Ben Margot)  (The Associated Press)

  • San Jose Sharks' Brent Burns, center right, celebrates with Joe Thornton (19), Joe Pavelski (8) and Patrick Marleau (12) after scoring a goal against the Montreal Canadiens during the first period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Dec. 2, 2016, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

    San Jose Sharks' Brent Burns, center right, celebrates with Joe Thornton (19), Joe Pavelski (8) and Patrick Marleau (12) after scoring a goal against the Montreal Canadiens during the first period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Dec. 2, 2016, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)  (The Associated Press)

  • Montreal Canadiens' Brendan Gallagher, right, takes a shot against San Jose Sharks goalie Martin Jones (31) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Dec. 2, 2016, in San Jose, Calif. At left is Sharks' Joe Pavelski (8). (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

    Montreal Canadiens' Brendan Gallagher, right, takes a shot against San Jose Sharks goalie Martin Jones (31) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Dec. 2, 2016, in San Jose, Calif. At left is Sharks' Joe Pavelski (8). (AP Photo/Ben Margot)  (The Associated Press)

Brent Burns and Joe Pavelski scored in the first period, Martin Jones stopped 31 shots and the San Jose Sharks extended their mastery of Montreal at home by beating the Canadiens 2-1 on Friday night.

Jones won his third straight and the Sharks improved to 8-0-2 against the Canadiens in San Jose since November 1999.

Carey Price was efficient after giving up the two early goals, one on a power play and the other on an odd-man rush. He finished with 28 saves for Montreal.

The Canadiens failed to maintain pressure against Jones, who turned away several point-blank shots early and then was rarely tested.