Marleau, Pavelski and Jason Demers scored in the first period and Tommy Wingels had three assists for the Sharks, who outshot the Ducks 39-18. Boyle's second goal proved to be the game-winner as Anaheim closed the scoring on Saku Koivu' s goal with 2:47 remaining.
Not only is it a great idea, but if you don't [start using analytics] you're going to fall behind. You have to be on the cutting edge. It was [Arizona Coyotes assistant general manager] Darcy Regier who said, 'If you didn't invent it, you have to be the second- or third-best copier, because if you're fourth or fifth you've got no chance.'
— Detroit Red Wings coach Mike Babcock on his interest in advanced statistical analysis