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Sharks Prepare For The Ducks

by San Jose Sharks Staff / San Jose Sharks
OT

4:28
The Ducks take the draw and then the point shot is deflected out front through a myriad of people to give Anaheim a 3-2 OT win.  San Jose will take the point, but they wanted more.

4:23
San Jose uses their timeout to make sure the defense is rested as the draw is in their defensive zone.

2:18
Dany Heatley just fed Joe Pavelski and only a stellar save by Jonas Hiller stopped Pavs from sending everyone home happy.

1:48
Douglas Murray just got popped in the mouth, but he shook it off.

1:12
The 4V4 play leaves a lot of open ice.  Now time to see if it leaves a goal.

3RD
20:00
There will be bonus hockey at HP Pavilion as the Sharks and Ducks are going to overtime.

15:43
The shots are 36-17 at this moment, but still tied on the big board.

11:57
Big PK for San Jose and the crowd displays their appreciation for the shorthanded work.

9:57
Now Anaheim gets their chance on the PP as Douglas Murray gets two for holding.

8:05
The game is tied at two. The power play couldn’t find the back of the net, but Pavelski’s line kept the pressure going and after a first attempt didn’t go, Devin Setoguchi gathered his own rebound and beat Jonas Hiller.

6:58
A Toni Lydman penalty is putting San Jose on their fourth power play and they are currently 0-3.

2:20
Jamie McGinn just took a stick to the face from Saku Koivu and the San Jose will go back on the power play.

1:09
Twenty minutes to find a tying tally and a winner.

2ND
20:00
Heater gets of a shot at the buzzer, but Jonas Hiller hangs on to it and the Ducks lead 2-1 after 40 minutes.

18:21
Joe Pavelski is knocked down from behind and San Jose will have an the final 1:39 of the second to tie it.

16:12
Patrick Marleau is getting some regular shifts at center as Todd McLellan tries to mix it up. After a strong Sharks shift, Anaheim uses their time out to catch their breath.

12:19
San Jose just got very lucky as a puck up the slot hopped the stick of the anticipating Ducks player and there was a wide open net.

8:27
Not only have the Ducks almost caught up on the shot clock, they have taken the lead on the scoreboard. Taking a Bobby Ryan rebound, and with Antero Niittymaki on the ice from the initial save, Corey Perry flung one into the open net with his back to the crease.

4:43
Almost 25 minutes into the game and the Ducks just posted their fourth shot.

2:53
A Ryane Clowe pass just misses Pavelski’s stick while he drove the net and ended up crashing into the post.

00:07
Underway in the second and Todd McLellan starts Joe Pavelski’s line with Niclas Wallin and Marc-Edouard Vlasic.

1ST
20:00
The first period closes up tied at one. There were just eight total shots in the stanza, and only two for the Ducks, but the game is even.

16:48
San Jose just gave the home fans an amazing shift in the Ducks zone. Devin Setoguchi and Ryane Clowe were out there the entire time and Scott Nichol and Joe Pavelski had the center duties. The extended run did earn the Sharks a power play.

14:23
Scott Nichol just flattened Josh Green, but outside that the game has been a little quiet through the middle of the first.

9:42
Just that quickly Anaheim ties it. A point shot is redirected from just outside the crease by Jason Blake and Antero Niittymaki had no time to react.

9:50
San Jose just had a goal waived of when it was ruled Dany Heatley used a high stick to control the puck before Logan Couture pushed the puck across the line.

7:16
The penalty is killed off and Anaheim managed only one shot despite controlling the zone. The best scoring chance came from a rush by Dany Heatley and Jason Demers.

5:04
Torrey Mitchell goes to the box for two minutes and the Sharks must kill an early penalty.

1:42
Todd McLellan talked this morning about second and third line scoring and he’s got it already. Ryane Clowe outworked Anaheim for a puck along the boards and fed Torrey Mitchell out front. Mitchell’s shot went five hole and crossed the line.

Immediately after the next faceoff Frazer McLaren dropped the mits with George Parros and both landed a couple of point counting blows before the refs stepped in.

00:10
Just 10 seconds in the Ducks almost take the lead, but smart positioning by Antero Niittymaki prevents the shot.

PREGAME
It’s official. Frazer McLaren gets the call for the contest. Todd McLellan will start Dany Heatley, Logan Couture and Patrick Marleau up front and Douglas Murray and Dan Boyle on the back end. Antero Niittymaki will play opposite Jonas Hiller.

San Jose will look to tackle Anaheim as they did in their last matchup in HP Pavilion. The pregame question is will Todd McLellan dress Frazer McLaren as he did in the first battle. McLaren, John McCarthy and Benn Ferriero are all out for the pregame skate.

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