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NHL: San Jose 2, New Jersey 1

Nov. 24, 2013 at 1:21 AM

SAN JOSE, Calif., Nov. 24 (UPI) -- Antti Niemi stopped 18-of-19 shots Saturday and the San Jose Sharks rode a pair of first-period goals to a 2-1 victory over New Jersey.

Niemi made nine saves in the third period to help the Sharks hang on for their fifth win in six games.

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Scott Hannan and Tyler Kennedy each scored in the early going to provide San Jose's offense.

Patrick Elias got the Devils' only goal on a third-period power play.

Martin Brodeur made 28 saves for New Jersey, which wrapped up a three-game California road trip with a 2-1-0 mark.

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