OTTAWA, Ontario -- Alex Stalock stopped 38 shots in his first NHL start to lead the San Jose Sharks to a 5-2 victory against the Ottawa Senators on Sunday.
The 26-year-old Stalock was solid throughout, including making 16 saves in the first period to help the Sharks jump out to a 3-1 lead.
Tomas Hertl, Andrew Desjardins, Tommy Wingels, James Sheppard and Joe Pavelski scored for the Sharks (10-1-1), who played the fourth game of a five-game road trip.
The Senators (4-5-2) got goals from Erik Karlsson and Marc Methot, who netted his first of the season. Craig Anderson made 24 saves.
The Sharks were outshot for the first time this season.
Both teams appeared tired in the third period even though only the Sharks played on Saturday.