Martin Jones made 27 saves for the Sharks (6-3), who won their third straight game and improved to 4-0-0 at home after going 18-23-3 last season at SAP Center.
"We've played pretty patient games," Pavelski said. "There's been a lot of commitment. Tonight you saw there were a lot of guys blocking shots. [Jones has] been really good. He's made a lot of big saves along the way. And then just the team defense has been good. All those things add up and they give us a little time to get our legs going, get on the forecheck, get that first goal."