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Preview: Ducks Conclude Preseason Tonight vs. Sharks

by Kyle Shohara @kyleshohara /

The Ducks close out their 2016 preseason slate tonight against the San Jose Sharks at Honda Center (5 p.m. PT, TV: Prime Ticket, Radio: AM 830).

Anaheim enters the game with a 1-4-1 record - its lone victory occurring on Wednesday night in San Jose. Corey Perry and Joseph Cramarossa scored for the Ducks, who received a 22-save shutout from Jonathan Bernier in the 2-0 win at SAP Center.

San Jose, meanwhile, enters its preseason finale with a 3-2-0 record through five games. The Sharks have lost two in a row, most recently a 3-1 defeat two nights ago in Arizona. Joonas Donskoi scored the lone goal for San Jose, and Martin Jones stopped 20-of-22 shots in the defeat.

Nick Ritchie and Nick Sorensen have appeared in five of the six preseason games, and rank first and second on the Ducks in shots on goal with 14 and 13, respectively. Sorensen also leads the club in goals (2) and co-leads in points (2, with Michael Sgarbossa - 1g/1a). Bernier paces Ducks goaltenders in games played (3), minutes (152), goals-against average (1.18), saves (58) and save percentage (.951%).

Sharks rookie Kevin Labanc continues to lead the club in scoring with four points (2g/2a), while Tommy Wingels and Tomas Hertl co-lead the team in shots on goal (11). In net, Jones leads club netminders in games played (3), minutes (181), saves (65) and save percentage (.915%).

The Ducks will open their 2016-17 regular season on Thursday night at Dallas as part of a five-game road trip that continues at Pittsburgh (Oct. 15), at New York Islanders (Oct. 16), at New Jersey (Oct. 18) and at Philadelphia (Oct. 20).

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