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Ducks beat Sharks 5-2 to remain on pace in Western Conference playoff race

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SAN JOSE, Calif. - Ryan Getzlaf set up goals by Bobby Ryan, Corey Perry and Teemu Selanne, and the Anaheim Ducks stayed in the thick of the Western Conference playoff race with a 5-2 victory over the NHL-leading San Jose Sharks on Saturday night.

Ryan scored two goals - including the 30th of just his second NHL season - in the resurgent Ducks' 10th win in 12 games, keeping them in seventh place in the conference standings. Mike Brown also scored and Jonas Hiller made 28 saves for Anaheim, which has won four straight while scoring 20 goals and capping the run with a convincing victory in the NHL's toughest road arena.

Joe Thornton and Milan Michalek scored for the Sharks, whose lead over Boston for the league's best record stands at one point with four games to play.

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