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Brad Winchester and Benn Ferriero scored 27 seconds apart in the second period, and the San Jose Sharks beat the Anaheim Ducks for the first time in four tries this season, 3-1 Wednesday night.
Joe Pavelski also scored and Antti Niemi made 26 saves in his 13th consecutive start for the Sharks, who were inexplicably mastered in their first three meetings with the woebegone Ducks, who sit 29th in the NHL standings.
San Jose couldn't score for the first 36 minutes, but Winchester's shot off the post and Ferriero's hustle play in front of Jonas Hiller's net erased an early deficit and sent the Ducks spiraling to their seventh loss in eight games.
Corey Perry scored for the Ducks, who have lost 11 of 14 since replacing coach Randy Carlyle with Bruce Boudreau.
Hiller stopped 33 shots for Anaheim, which didn't get a noticeable boost from left wing Jason Blake's return from a 34-game injury absence.
Anaheim captain Ryan Getzlaf's scoreless slump reached a career-worst six games in the Ducks' third straight loss to start a six-game homestand.
Getzlaf, the Canadian Olympian and former 90-point NHL scorer, hasn't scored a goal in 12 games, with just two since Oct. 29. The seven-year NHL veteran also has dropped to a minus-19 rating.
Perry scored his 15th goal just 2:37 in, ending a four-game pointless streak when Andrew Cogliano collected a turnover and fed him in front of Niemi's net.
The reigning NHL MVP is only slightly off the pace he set during his 50-goal campaign last season, when Perry scored his 15th goal on Dec. 12. He had 20 in early January last season before scoring 20 more goals in the Ducks' final 22 games.
The Sharks doubled Anaheim's shot total but couldn't score until Winchester's shot pinballed off the iron and barely crossed the goal line with 3:37 left in the second period.
Boudreau frequently has lamented the way Anaheim's shoulders slump after giving up a goal, and Ferriero capitalized on that tendency by corralling a loose puck in front and flinging it past Hiller moments later.
Shortly after San Jose killed a power play, Pavelski gave some cushion to the Sharks with 7:17 to play when Hiller yielded an atrocious rebound of Joe Thornton's shot, allowing Pavelski to score his 16th goal into a nearly open net.
Blake hadn't played since Oct. 14, when Sharks defenseman Brent Burns' skate inadvertently caused severe tendon damage in the 38-year-old veteran's left arm late in Anaheim's third game of the season. The Ducks' season unraveled shortly after the second-line forward underwent surgery, and two Anaheim coaches have been forced to mix and match left wings with Teemu Selanne and Saku Koivu.
NOTES: Sharks D Colin White missed his third straight game with an undisclosed lower body injury. ... Sharks C Patrick Marleau's secondary assist on Pavelski's goal was his first point in four games against Anaheim this season. ... Aleksandro Salei, the son of late former Anaheim defenseman Ruslan Salei, joined the Ducks on the ice before the game with fellow players from a junior hockey program in Aliso Viejo. Ruslan Salei was killed in September in the Lokomotiv Yaroslavl plane crash in Russia.
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ANAHEIM, Calif. The Anaheim Ducks suffered another home setbackWednesday, dropping a 3-1 contest to the San Jose Sharks as the club nears thesecond half of the season sitting 19 points out of a playoff spot.
As has been a familiar case at the Honda Center this season, the Ducksstiffened up after surrendering a tying goal in the second period, allowingBenn Ferriero to score the...
The Ducks have reassigned left wing Jean-Francois Jacques to the Syracuse Crunch, Anaheim’s primary development affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL).
from Jeff Miller of the OC Register, ...So now, General Manager Bob Murray needs to make a real deal, a genuinely impactful one, a move that signals the start of reloading for next season because, let’s all admit it, this season is a goner.
He needs to trade ... Ryan Getzlaf.
That’s right. The team captain. The Olympic gold medalist. The former All-Star Game starter.
The Sharks Live Blog for the January 5, 2012 game between the San Jose Sharks and the Columbus Blue Jackets on Comcast SportsNet California and KFOX 98.5/102.1 FM.
Blue Jackets @ Sharks - Jan 5, 2012
The internet is ABLAZE tonight with a MASSIVE TRADE rumor going around.
The Ducks Get
Mason Raymond, Cody Hodson, and Keith Ballard and a 3rd
The Canucks Get
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Joe Thornton scored the tiebreaking goal in the second period of his 500th game with San Jose and the Sharks went on to beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 2-1 on Thursday night for their third straight win.
SAN JOSE, Calif. - Sharks coach Todd McLellan has noted this season that his team has a tendency to play up - or...
Anaheim Ducks GM is one power-skating stride away from picking in the NHL lottery next Spring.
His team team is a mess. Next step the NHL basement.
Murray has told the LA Times that he has seen enough of the ineptitude from his veteran-laden team. Murray looks to have both hands wrapped around the plunger on the dynamite keg. His team has not responded the way he wanted it...
The latest edition of Off the Ice with host Steve Carroll will be at ESPN Zone Anaheim and aired on AM 830 tonight from 5 to 7 p.m.
Guests will include Ducks head coach Bruce Boudreau, forward Andrew Cogliano and defenseman Francoi...
Antti Niemi made 16 of his 26 saves in the third period, backstopping the San Jose Sharks to a 3-1 win over the Anaheim Ducks at Honda Center.
Columbus Blue Jackets vs. San Jose Sharks
RECORDS - CBJ: 10-23-5 (Road: 4-12-2), SJ: 20-11-4 (Home: 12-7-2)
WHEN: Jan. 5, 2011 - 10:30 p.m. | ...
Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges Love Em Hate Em Canucks hockey blog. He recaps and rewinds the loss to the San Jose Sharks on Monday night. Patrick Marleau and Benn Ferriero scored for the Sharks. Michal Handzus scored in the third round of the shootout. Cody Hodgson collected a goal and an assist for the Seahawks.