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by San Jose Sharks Staff / San Jose Sharks

San Jose comes close, but can find the equalizer in the entertaining game.

Pielmeier absolutely robs Marleau on a play that could easily have tied the game.  Sutton takes a penalty on the play and the Sharks will have the rest of regulation to tie the game.

A turnover behind the net leads to a fifth goal for Anaheim even though the Sharks are outshooting them 41-21.

Mayers just pounded Paul Mara.  He's given a good sampling of what fans will see this year.

The Sharks are outshooting the Ducks 39-19.

Heater, Patty and Nichol are wearing A's tonight.

There have been some dandy fights tonight, but Jamie McGinn just provided the best highlight.  He went at it with Aaron Voros and bloodied the Anaheim winger, forcing him to the lockerroom.

This is a hockey game.  Mitchell just started and finished a play that tied things at four.  After Mayers laid out in front to try and jam one in, Mitchell harvested the rebound.  It was his second goal in as many games this preseason.

Sateri stops two point blank shots, but Perry ends up providing the Ducks a one goal lead via  via the power play.  It was was a hat trick for the Anaheim forward.

Just as the power play expires, Tommy Wingels picks up some loose change out front and ties the game for the home fans.

Harri Sateri comes on to start the third for San Jose and they have 50 seconds left on the power play.

The period ends with San Jose trailing 3-2.  The shots give San Jose a 24-14 advantage, but they need to find one on the scoreboard.

Sharks come close to tying it late on the power play.

A lot of action on both ends, but the goalies have been strong the last several minutes.

Anaheim scored on a second five-on-three effort to regain the lead less than a minute after San Jose tied it.

Former Sharks prospect Timo Pielmeier enters the game in net for the Ducks. 

Playing shorthanded John McCarthy is sprung on a breakaway and he buries it stick side top shelf.  The game is tied at two.

Huskins to the box for cross checking.

15,872 in the house.  A nice crowd for the preseason.

We are underway in the second period.

The Sharks outshot Anaheim 15-9, but trailed 2-1.  Almost 100 minutes in penalties (96) provided a different kind of excitement.

As the period nears its end, Dany Heatley puts one in off the skate of Brookbank the Ducks lead is cut in half.  The goal came just as the second power play started, so the man advantages were complete.

Perry gets 4 minutes for highsticking Joslin.

In the sixth bout of the stanza the Sharks scored a decision when George Parros went after Mayers and the Sharks forward took the big fellow to the ice.

It could/it is ugly between the two rivals.  Two bouts at once as Frazer McLaren and Sheldon Brookbank has a scrap at the same time that Scott Nichol and Stephane Veilleux really laid into each other.  In what seemed to be a breech of fighting custom, after the refs broke it up, Veilleux went back after Nichol - he didn't fare any better.

The penalty boxes look pretty humorous with four player apiece in the sin bin.

Bradnon Mashinter and Troy Bodie threw some haymakers at each other, with Mashinter eventually taking the Ducks player to the ice.  20 seconds later Jamal Mayers did the same thing to Kyle Chipchura and the fans were into it.  Within 34 seconds of that Jay Leach was in a third fight. 

A big open ice hit by Sean Sullivan on Jason Blake, putting the Ducks player on the ice. 

Marleau created a great 3-2 chance while shorthanded, but Curtis McElhinney made the stop.

A name blast from the past as big defenseman Andy Sutton started on the blueline for the Ducks.

The Sharks gave up a second power play goal to the Ducks.  This time it appeared to be redirected out front with little Niemi could do.  Jake Newton got credit for Anaheim's tally.

Thanks to a five-on-three power play the Ducks take the early advantage on a Corey Perry goal as he tapped in an easy one while parked in the crease.

Sharks come up empty on their first power play although it did look good.

Starting in the game are Joe Pavelski, Patrick Marleau, Dany Heatley, Kent Huskins, Mike More and Niemi.

Antti Niemi has broken out his new Sharks look with a Sharks themed mask.
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