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Anaheim Ducks hold off San Jose Sharks 5-3 for their club-record 12th straight home victory

Tuesday, 03.19.2013 / 12:45 AM / News

The Canadian Press

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Anaheim Ducks hold off San Jose Sharks 5-3 for their club-record 12th straight home victory

ANAHEIM, Calif. - Emerson Etem had his first NHL goal and an assist, defenceman Francois Beauchemin scored two goals, and the Anaheim Ducks beat the San Jose Sharks 5-3 Monday night for their 12th consecutive home victory.

Viktor Fasth made 32 saves for the streaking Ducks, who have the NHL's second-best record at 21-3-4 while earning a point in 11 straight games.

Captain Ryan Getzlaf had a short-handed goal and an assist, while Peter Holland and Etem scored 34 seconds apart in the second period to keep the Ducks unbeaten at Honda Center since their opener Jan. 25.

Jason Demers scored his first NHL goal and Antti Niemi stopped 23 shots for the Sharks, who have lost six of seven. Matt Irwin and Patrick Marleau scored after Anaheim took a 4-1 lead to make it close.

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