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Preview: Ducks at Sharks

Forwards Ryan Getzlaf, Corey Perry of Anaheim look to break out of slumps; San Jose calls up reinforcements from AHL

by Eric Gilmore / Correspondent

DUCKS (9-8-4) at SHARKS (12-8-1)

10:30 p.m. ET; PRIME, CSN-CA, NHL.TV


Ducks team scope

Backup goaltender Jonathan Bernier will start for the Anaheim Ducks when they try to end a three-game losing streak. No. 1 goaltender Josh Gibson started for the Ducks in a 3-2 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks at Honda Center on Friday. Bernier is 3-1-1 with a 2.02 goals-against average and .935 save percentage in eight appearances this season. He is 1-4-1 with a 4.17 GAA and .871 save percentage against the San Jose Sharks in his career. Bernier started against the Sharks on Oct. 26 at SAP Center in a 2-1 overtime loss but left the game after the first period with an upper-body injury. He made 10 saves on 11 shots. Gibson gave up the game-winning goal in overtime to Sharks defenseman Marc-Edouard Vlasic. Ducks top-line center Ryan Getzlaf and right wing Corey Perry will try again to break out of long scoring droughts. Perry hasn't scored in 13 games and has four goals this season. Getzlaf has not scored in 15 games and has one goal this season. "We've got to score goals," Getzlaf said after the loss to Chicago. "Bottom line, a lot of that comes on our heads, me and Perry and whoever's on our wing. We've got to put pucks in the net. It's as simple as that. We play a lot of minutes. We've got to find a way to score goals."


Sharks team scope

The Sharks called up center Ryan Carpenter and forward Barclay Goodrow from the San Jose Barracuda of the American Hockey League, and one of them will be in the lineup against Anaheim, coach Peter DeBoer said. The Sharks, who have won the first three of their five-game homestand and are 7-2-0 at SAP Center this season, placed forward Melker Karlsson (left ankle) on injured reserve. Center Tomas Hertl (right knee) also is on injured reserve, and forward Tommy Wingels (lower body), injured in the first period of a 3-2 victory against the New York Islanders on Friday, is out. "It's testing our depth," DeBoer said. "I think right from training camp, I've been very comfortable with our depth. I think there's a lot of guys. When we're making those decisions who comes up, it's not a list of one guy or two guys. Maybe last year you're talking about the same one or two guys every night. Now that list is four or five deep." Wingels has been center on the fourth line, and it's likely Carpenter will fill that spot against Anaheim. Carpenter, 25, played one game for the Sharks last season and was on their roster during a five-game road trip in October but did not play. "I just have to play hard and keep it simple and kind of build off of training camp and the start I had with the Barracuda," Carpenter said. No. 1 goaltender Martin Jones, who backed up Aaron Dell on Friday, will start against the Ducks. Jones has won his past two starts, giving up one goal.


Ducks projected lineup

Rickard Rakell -- Ryan Getzlaf -- Corey Perry

Andrew Cogliano -- Ryan Kesler -- Jakob Silfverberg

Nick Ritchie -- Antoine Vermette -- Ondrej Kase

Ryan Garbutt -- Logan Shaw -- Chris Wagner

Cam Fowler -- Sami Vatanen

Hampus Lindholm -- Josh Manson

Shea Theodore -- Kevin Bieksa

Jonathan Bernier

John Gibson

Scratched: Korbinian Holzer, Jared Boll

Injured: Joseph Cramarossa (lower body), Clayton Stoner (lower body), Nate Thompson (Achilles), Simon Despres (concussion symptoms)


Sharks projected lineup

Patrick Marleau -- Joe Thornton -- Joe Pavelski

Joonas Donskoi -- Logan Couture -- Joel Ward

Mikkel Boedker -- Chris Tierney -- Matt Nieto

Micheal Haley -- Ryan Carpenter -- Kevin Labanc

Paul Martin -- Brent Burns

Marc-Edouard Vlasic -- Justin Braun

Brenden Dillon -- David Schlemko

Martin Jones

Aaron Dell

Scratched: Dylan DeMelo, Barclay Goodrow

Injured: Tomas Hertl (lower body), Tommy Wingels (lower body), Melker Karlsson (left ankle)


Status update

Karlsson will miss his seventh straight game. ... Wingels is day to day, according to DeBoer.


Who's hot

Pavelski has a five-game point streak with two goals and three assists. ... Burns has six points (two goals, four assists) in his past three games. ... Rakell has four goals over his past five games. ... Silfverberg has two goals and three assists in his past five games.

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