Cogliano, Hiller lead Ducks to win

Andrew Cogliano was frustrated with Anaheim’s road performance

this season.

He took it out on the Sharks.

Cogliano scored the tiebreaking goal midway through the second

period and Jonas Hiller made 36 saves in helping the Ducks end a

13-game winless skid on the road, beating San Jose 3-2 Monday

night.

”To only have two road wins and the last one coming on Oct. 22

was a little embarrassing,” Cogliano said. ”That’s not the ideal

situation. The difference was having all four lines contribute.

When that happens, good things follow.”

Luca Sbisa and Bobby Ryan also scored for the Ducks, who beat

the Sharks for the third time – of 10 wins overall – this season.

Anaheim won its third road game, its first in 10 weeks, and the

second in San Jose, with the first one 73 days ago.

”To win in this building is quite a feat,” Ryan said. ”It was

nice to get one on the road. It’s long overdue. Hopefully this is a

jump-start.”

Joe Pavleski and Jamie McGinn scored for the Sharks, who had a

four-game winning streak snapped.

”We started to establish our game in the third period,”

Sharks’ coach Todd McLellan said. ”We turned it over and that

affected us. We didn’t respond. We rebounded in the third but it

was too little, too late.”

The Ducks also ended a four-game losing streak overall.

”It was a load to carry,” said Ducks’ coach Bruce Boudreau,

who earned his first road win with Anaheim. ”And we hung on. San

Jose was coming hard at the end and we had to kill off two

penalties late. When you do that, you deserve to win.”

Antti Niemi made 20 saves for San Jose.

Sbisa scored his first goal of the season, a left-handed slap

shot, less than three minutes into the contest. George Parros beat

two Sharks to a loose puck and feed it to Sbisa, who found an

opening under Niemi’s right arm.

”They have good players,” Pavelski said. ”Their record may

not show it but they are pretty dynamic. We were good enough at

times to make things happen but Hiller made some nice saves.”

The Sharks tied it with 27 seconds remaining in the first

period. Joe Thornton’s pass led Pavelski perfectly in a quick

turnaround shot.

Ryan scored his first goal in eight games after taking the puck

away from Thornton, one of his five giveaways in the game, for a

breakaway, giving the Ducks a 2-1 edge early in the second

period.

”Those are things that are going to cost you games,” Thornton

said. ”I just mishandled it. I’ve got to make a better

decision.”

McGinn went top shelf four minutes later to tie it at 2. Justin

Braun recorded an assist in his first career game against

Anaheim.

Cogliano gave the Ducks a 3-2 lead midway through the second

period when he got the puck under Niemi’s glove after Matt Beleskey

left the puck for him in front of the net.

NOTES: Sbisa scored his first goal since Jan. 16 against

Edmonton and just his third career goal in 150 games. … McGinn

has points in five of his last seven games. … Niemi started for

the 14th time in 15 games, and 21 of 24 overall. … Cogliano

scored his second goal in 19 games against the Sharks. … Thornton

has 55 points in 54 games against the Ducks. … The Ducks won 11

of 15 faceoffs in the second period after winning 8 of 19 in the

first period.