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Live Game Blog: Sharks at Anaheim

by San Jose Sharks Staff / San Jose Sharks
The San Jose Sharks loss a close one in Anahiem, falling to their division rivials at the score of 1-0. Team Teal put up 37 shots on goal but could not get one pass Jonas Hiller. Dany Heately led all with six shots.


Sharks was shut out 1-0 by Jonas Hiller and the Ducks.  This is San Jose's fourth loss in a row.

Antti Niemi leaves his net for the extra man on the ice.

Patrick Marleau's shot on goal was stopped by Jonas Hiller.

San Jose gets another penalty  when Joe Thornton goes off for cross checking Anaheim's Saku Koivu.

Sharks took their first penalty of the game when Jamal Mayers tripped a Ducks' defenseman behind Jonas Hiller's net

Niclas Wallin hit Teemu Selanne.

Ryane Clowe's one-timer found its way to Jonas Hiller, but Hiller made pad save.

Lubomir Visnovsky hooked Joe Thornton and was sent to the sin bid for two minutes. 

Anaheim's shot missed and ends up in the netting.


At the second intermission, the Sharks find themselves down 1-0. San Jose got 15 shots on Jonas Hiller that period alone. Dany Heatley leads all skaters with five shots. Total in the game, Team Teal put 27 shots on goal. They would've had more if not for the Ducks blocking 17 shots.

Team Teal got a flurry of quality shots on net that last minute of the second period.

San Jose was almost tack with a too many men minor penalty but the officals conferred with one another and recalled the infraction.

Bobby Ryan scored the first goal of the game and gave Anaheim the 1-0 lead.  Toni Lydman and Lubomir Visnovsky earned the assist on Ryan's goal.

Antti Niemi jumped into the air to snag the puck out of the air to take the faceoff on his right.

Patrick Marleau flew up the wing and his snap shot is gloved out of the air by Jonas Hiller.

Antti Niemi gets helped from his defense when Douglas Murray intercepted a Ducks' pass and cleared the zone.

Ducks' Jason Blake gets tagged with a hooking penalty. The Sharks earned their second powerplay this period.

Anaheim crashed the net but Antti Niemi held his ground and kept the puck out of the net.

Dan Boyle's backhander barely missed the net.

A scramble in front of Jonas Hiller's net leads to a Sharks' powerplay when Matt Beleskey goes off on a hooking penalty.

Ducks won the opening faceoff of the 2nd period.


After 20 minutes, the score remained 0-0. Antti Neimi made all eight of his saves. Team Teal put up 12 shots on Jonas Hiller. Anaheim has a slight lead in the faceoff circle winning 14 of 22. Dan Boyle lead all skaters with 9:28 of ice time.

Marc-Edouard Vlasic's shot from the point was blocked by Ducks' d-man Andreas Lilja.

Ducks' Jonas Hiller faced a lot of traffic at his crease and failed to stop a shot from up high. Luckily for him, the post helped him out.

Dan Boyle shot on goal missed. That was the Sharks' 10th shot this period.

Ryane Clowe's low shot streaks by the crease and into the corner.

Antti Niemi made the routine save on a wrap around attempt.

Devin Setoguchi stole the puck away from a Ducks player high in the Sharks zone and his stretch pass found Patrick Marleau. Marleau centered it to Joe Thornton who was open in the slot. Jumbo's shot zinged off the post and into the netting.

Corey Perry took the first shot of the game.

Less than 24 hours later, Antti Niemi is the back in net. It's the first time this season Head Coach Todd McLellan has started the same netminder on consecutive nights.


The San Jose Sharks will take on the Anaheim Ducks today at the Honda Center at 5 p.m.

Joe Pavelski and John McCarthy are out for San Jose. Anaheim's lineup will be without Ryan Getzlaf and Aaron Voros is doutbful.
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