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Live Game Blog: Sharks at Anaheim

by San Jose Sharks Staff / San Jose Sharks
The San Jose Sharks fell 6-2 at the Honda Center to the Anaheim Ducks. Corey Perry scored a hat trick and also his NHL-leading 50th goal of the season. Dan Boyle and Ben Eager were the scorers for San Jose and Antero Niittymaki made 28 of 34 saves.


San Jose fall 6-2 to rival Anaheim Ducks.

Sheldon Brookbank earned a two minutes for hooking Dany Heatley. San Jose is 0-for-4 on the man-advantage. Pending any Sharks goal or more penalty, Team Teal will close out the game on the powerplay.

Todd Marchant won the faceoff against Andrew Desjardins in the Ducks' zone. Both teams are even in the faceoff circle at 28 each.

George Parros put a hit on Niclas Wallin in the Ducks' zone. Anaheim has 20 hits in the game and the Sharks have 19.

Team Teal got called for another penalty; this time Dan Boyle is set to the sin bin for a holding infraction.

Dan Ellis made the save on Ian White's shot. Ellis is 6-for-7 on his saves.

Ben Eager wrister beat Dan Ellis to net his seventh goal of the year with an assist from Andrew Desjardins and Torrey Mitchell. Sharks cut down the Ducks' lead to 6-2.

Brandon Mashinter and Ducks' heavyweight George Parros duked it out near center ice and both get tagged with a five-minute major for fighting. Mashinter appears to be bleeding from the face, skated to the bench before leaving for the Sharks lockerroom to be attended to.

Logan Couture won the third period's opening faceoff.


The Ducks scored four goals in the second period and Corey Perry netted a hat trick and his 50th goal of the season. Dan Boyle scored the lone goal for the Sharks this game so far.

Two shots from the Ducks zinged off the post.

Jason Blake netted a powerplay goal to extend the Ducks' lead to 6-1. Anaheim is now 4-for-4 on the man-advantage. Saku Koivu and Bobby Ryan tallied the assists. Joe Pavelski got called for slashing Blake also. The Ducks would go back on the powerplay.

Marc-Edouard Vlasic got a two-minute infraction called against him for roughing. Team Teal forced to kill another penalty.

The puck went off Teemu Selanne skate and the call on the ice is a goal, but it went to a review and the goal stands. The Ducks go up 5-1 on another powerplay goal. Cam Fowler earned an assist and Ryan Getzlaf got his fourth assists of the night. Selanne is 14th in NHL history with his 635th career goal.

Corey Perry tallied a hat trick and scored his 50th goal of the season on the two man-advantage. Ducks up 4-1. Teemu Selanne and Ryan Getzlaf netted the assists. Getzlaf has three assists tonight.

Torrey Mitchell got called for an ill-timed hooking penalty. San Jose will be on the five-on-three penalty kill. Ducks Head Coach Randy Carlyle called for a timeout. Ray Emery left the game and Dan Ellis is now between the net.

A huge pileup around Antero Niittymaki after he stopped the puck. Dany Heatley and Francois Beauchemin go at it with the ref between them after Beauchemin didn't like Heatley's hit on Corey Perry. Heatley got four minutes roughing and Bobby Ryan also got a roughing penalty but only two minutes.

Dan Boyle's shot from the point beat Ray Emery up high thanks to the traffic up front. Sharks cut down the Ducks' lead to 3-1. Kyle Wellwood and Douglas Murray got the assists.

Corey Perry scored his second goal of the night, and third point, and gave the Ducks a 3-0 lead. Bobby Ryane and Ryan Getzlaf got the assists again.

Antero Niittymaki made a save on Lubomir Visnosky's shot. Nitty currently at 13-for-15 in saves.

Kyle Wellwood got a quality shot on goal as Toni Lydman prepares to exit the penalty box and return the Ducks to even-strength.

Toni Lydman got called for a two-minute interference penalty. San Jose still has some carry-over time from Marchant's penalty late in the first period so there will be a five-on-three for a considerable time.


The Sharks find themselves in familiar territory, down 2-0 to the Ducks after one period of action. Team Teal looks to match their performance Saturday when Anaheim jumped ahead 2-0 before San Jose netted four unanswered goals to win the game 4-2.

Todd Marchant got called for a hooking penalty.

Anaheim won the faceoff in the Sharks' zone and Cam Fowler's blast from the point beat Antero Niittymaki in the corner to give the Ducks a 2-0 lead on the powerplay goal. Lubomir Visnovsky and Corey Perry tallied the assists.

Ryan Getzlaf and Devin Setoguchi exchanged some heated words inthe Sharks corner after Getzlaf took some exception to Seto's hit. Setoguchi would sit in the penalty box for two minutes for roughing. Ducks are sitting at fifth in the NHL on the powerplay.

Antero Niittymaki used his stick to make a save but didn't see the puck as it sat unattended at the crease, but he covered it up right before a Duck could jump on it. A mini scrum broke out after the faceoff to Nitty's left.

Ben Eager entered the offensive zone as the Sharks changed up behind him, but his shot was blocked by the stick of an Anaheim defenseman.

Corey Perry netted his league-leading 48th goal of the season to give the Ducks a 1-0 lead early. He navigated his way passed three Sharks before beating Antero Niittymaki on the farside. Perry also extended his point streak to 10 games. Bobby Ryan and Ryan Getzlaf earned the assists.

Douglas Murray and Brad Winchester dropped their gloves behind the play and both get five for fighting. It wasn't much of a fight as Winchester loss a skate and fell to the ice and Murray pounced on him. The refs broke it up before any punches were thrown.

Teemu Selanne's attempt forced Antero Nittymaki to get down onto the ice to make the tough save.

Brandon Mashinter, who was recalled earlier today, nearly got his first career NHL goal if it wasn't for the net being off its moorings thanks to a Ducks defenseman.

Patrick Marleau and Joe Thornton nearly got one passed the Ducks' netminder.

Ducks' Sheldon Brookbank called for a hooking penalty and gave the second-best powerplay unit in the League some ice time. San Jose's pp efficiency rate is currently at 23.7 percent. Anaheim's penalty kill is running at 80.8 percent, 21st in the NHL.

A turnover in the neutral zone led to a Sharks shot in transition that Ray Emery quickly covered up.

A good stick from Dan Boyle denied Ryan Getzlaf a scoring chance from in close.

Ian White knotched the first shot of the game that was easily saved by Ray Emery.

The Ducks won the game's opening faceoff.


The San Jose Sharks look to finish out the 2010-11 season strong with a win over the Anaheim Ducks tonight at the Honda Center. The Sharks have compiled an 8-0-1 record in their last nine games.

Captain Joe Thornton is one point shy of his 1,000th career point -- only 78 players in NHL history have reached this plateau.

Head Coach Todd McLellan is also within reach of his own milestone. With his next win, he'll tie Mike Keenan for most wins as an NHL coach in his first three seasons with 152 career wins.

Antero Niittymaki is expected to make his first start in net since Jan. 13 and give Antti Niemi some rest before playoffs.
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