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Prospects Conclude Futures Games in Anaheim

by Ben Guerrero / San Jose Sharks





The Sharks and Ducks concluded a two game "Futures Game" series at the Honda Center on Sunday night.

Troy Grosenick got the start for San Jose with Melker Karlsson, Alex Schoenborn and Nikolay Goldobin up front. Mirco Mueller and Nick Jones opened the game on defense for the Sharks rookies.

The two teams traded elbowing minors in the first period, with Goldobin getting called for San Jose and Guillaume Beaudoin for Anaheim. Neither team could capitalize on the man advantage.

At 12:23 of the first period, Anaheim's William Karlsson opened the scoring with a goal from Nicolas Kerdiles.

The period ended with Anaheim leading 1-0 and San Jose holding a 12-7 shot advantage. Both teams went 0-1 on the power play.

The second period opened with a San Jose too many men on the ice penalty. Immediately after the penalty, Anaheim's Rick Ritchie tipped home a William Karlsson shot to give Anaheim a 2-0 lead.

San Jose and Anaheim flip-flopped minor penalties, but neither team could take advantage. The Ducks took a pair of penalties late resulting in a San Jose 5-on-3 for an extended time as the period came to a close with the Ducks on top, 2-0.

San Jose was unable to score on the 5-on-3 to start the third. A penalty filled period saw both teams combine for six minor penalties, with neither team finding the back of the net.

Anaheim earned a 2-0 win and outshot San Jose, 32-29.

Click to read about the Sharks prospects extended competition against the Ducks in the first game of the series on Saturday night.

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